Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. It was established in 1937 as St. Clare College by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi to train nuns as teachers. It gained university status in 1997. The university offered its first doctoral program in 1998. The university also has campuses located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Edina, and Minnesota. It operates an evening program in Rochester, Minnesota.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Management
  • College of Education and Leadership
  • College of Nursing

Cardinal Stritch's sports teams are nicknamed the Wolves. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).

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Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee , WI 53217-3985
General Phone: (414) 410-4000

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Cardinal Stritch Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management940business, business management, accounting, international business, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching377education, educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, urban education, special ed, music teaching, reading teaching, computer teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine132various nursing
Art Studies21visual and performing arts, art studies
Therapy and Counseling20psychology, clinical psychology
Liberal Arts17Spanish language, English, creative writing, general studies, social services, political science, sociology, history
Religion and Philosophy12religion
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art, photography
Media4communication studies, public relations and advertising
Science4biology, chemistry
Music3music performance
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Medical Administration0health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Cardinal Stritch in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree56329
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Master's degree72214
Post-master's certificate01
Doctor's degree222
Associate's degree2354

Cardinal Stritch Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cardinal Stritch had a total enrollment of 6,277 students (5,440 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 36%
Graduate 64%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 12%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 3%
20-21 4%
22-24 8%
25-29 21%
30-34 16%
35-39 15%
40-49 21%
50-64 10%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)7%

Cardinal Stritch Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 67 %

Cardinal Stritch Room and Board (2007)

Cardinal Stritch offers campus housing for 345 of its 5,440 (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 offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Cardinal Stritch Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal448530
SAT Math483570
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cardinal Stritch Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,510
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,510
Room and board $ 6,020
Room charge $ 1,690
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,330
Books and supplies $ 672
Other expenses $ 4,812

Financial Aid:
Cardinal Stritch participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 383700)

Cardinal Stritch Faculty

Cardinal Stritch has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1116
Non-tenured and not on tenure track417

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year5$60,4175$59,240
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$63,3617$57,566

*: 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 year4$66,7802*
Associate professoracademic year6$54,66012$59,639
Assistant professoracademic year17$49,70830$51,100
Instructoracademic year1*9$47,422
All faculty totalacademic year28$52,95553$53,244

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

Cardinal Stritch Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports243862

Cardinal Stritch Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Computer Teacher Education
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Urban Education and Leadership

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General

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