Alverno College

Alverno College

Alverno College is a private women's college of liberal arts located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. It was established in the year 1887. The campus spreads across an area of more than 25 acres. Alverno College provides over 60 programs in various areas of study. The institution awards several majors, minors, and associate degrees. Opportunities for studying abroad are also provided at Alverno College. The college is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

Alverno College maintains an active student life. The athletics department fields several sports teams. They compete in the Northern Athletics Conference Challenge. They are nicknamed the Infernos.

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Contacting Alverno

Alverno College
3400 S 43rd St
Milwaukee , WI 53234-3922
General Phone: (414) 382-6000

Alverno Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine145registered nursing, various nursing
Education and Teaching112education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special education, adult education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, teacher education, art education, ...
Business and Management59business management, business administration, international business
Therapy and Counseling36psychology, art therapy, music therapy
Media34communication studies, communications tech courses
Liberal Arts27English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Science12biology, molecular biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work11community organization
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Art Studies2art studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Design1design and applied arts
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Alverno in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34638
Postbaccalaureate certificate3310
Master's degree6211
Post-master's certificate21
Associate's degree43

Alverno Student Body

In 2007-2008, Alverno had a total enrollment of 2,654 students (2,046 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 16%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 16%
20-21 19%
22-24 20%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Alverno Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 37 %

Alverno Room and Board (2007)

Alverno offers campus housing for 269 of its 2,046 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Alverno Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Alverno Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,161
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,161
Room and board $ 6,436
Room charge $ 2,432
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,904
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 3,130

Financial Aid:
Alverno participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 383200)

Alverno Faculty

Alverno has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track528
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$63,12927$62,226
Associate professoracademic year7$51,96427$53,149
Assistant professoracademic year7$45,89933$46,191
All faculty totalacademic year27$55,76787$53,327

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Alverno Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Alverno Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Alverno Number of degree programs

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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