Madonna University

Madonna University

Madonna University was established in 1937 by the Felician Sisters of Livonia and is also known as MU. The university campus sits on over 45 acres in Livonia, Michigan and there are also extension campuses in Orchard Lake, Southwest Detroit, and Gaylord, Michigan. It offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and around 22 master's programs. The university also offers several publications including the Madonna Herald, Madonna Muse, and The Transept. MU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing and Health
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of Social Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • School of Business

MU is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Their sports teams are known as the Crusaders. The men's and women's sports teams of the university include baseball, cross country, basketball, soccer, golf, volleyball, and softball.

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Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia , MI 48150-1176
General Phone: (734) 432-5300

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Madonna Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching410educational administration, education of learning disabled, education of autistic, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, math teaching, science teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine152pre-nursing, registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Business and Management138business, business management, non-profit management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, international finance, human resources, international business, ...
Security and Law Enforcement110criminal justice and safety, forensic science, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Family and Social Work96family and consumer science, merchandising and retailing, food and nutrition, adult development and aging, child development, human development and family studies, community organization, social work
Liberal Arts71Spanish language, American Sign Language, English, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, sociology, ...
Therapy and Counseling62psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, psychology courses, substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20sports and fitness management, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Law18pre-law, legal assistant
Science17biology, biochemistry, natural sciences, chemistry, physics
Media17communication studies, journalism, media and digital communications, communication and journalism
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion, theology, pastoral counseling and ministries
Fine Arts7art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Medicine7gerontology, pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary, medical preparatory
Hospitality7hospitality management
Design6graphic design
Medical Administration4health care administration
Science and Laboratory Technician3science tech
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science courses, computer science
Engineering Technician1occupational safety tech, quality and safety tech
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Music1music, music pedagogy
Medical Support and Technology1dental services, pharmacy tech, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech, pre-pharmacy
Engineering0various engineering courses

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree59274
Associate's degree2230
Postbaccalaureate certificate30621
Master's degree18622
Post-master's certificate119
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5212
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years315

Madonna Student Body

In 2007-2008, Madonna had a total enrollment of 4,019 students (2,919 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 11%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 8%
20-21 12%
22-24 16%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 15%
50-64 9%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)4%

Madonna Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 26 %

Madonna Room and Board (2007)

Madonna offers campus housing for 250 of its 2,919 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Madonna Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT82%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Madonna Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,430
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,430
Room and board $ 6,440
Room charge $ 2,878
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,562
Books and supplies $ 944
Other expenses $ 1,864

Financial Aid:
Madonna participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 228200)

Madonna Faculty

Madonna has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4465

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$72,31822$68,003
Associate professoracademic year15$62,64418$56,589
Assistant professoracademic year9$50,64018$53,033
Instructoracademic year1*7$46,675
All faculty totalacademic year46$64,33665$58,400

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

Madonna Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Baseball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports175269

Madonna Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering, Other

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music Pedagogy
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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