Stritch is the largest Franciscan institution of higher education in North America.
students of all faiths and ages in four colleges: College of Arts and Sciences,
College of Business and Management, College of Education and Leadership, and
the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing.
regional offices and several additional satellite offices, Stritch is the
largest Franciscan institution of higher education in North America. The
main campus is in suburban Milwaukee, but classes also are held in convenient
sites throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.
is one of the few Franciscan institutions in North America that grants a
is led by President James P. Loftus and a Board of Trustees made up primarily
of lay people.
its overall size, Stritch is an intimate, dedicated community. The student/faculty
ratio is 16 to 1.
faculty and staff are committed to the values of St. Francis of Assisi
(1181-1226): creating a caring community, sharing compassion for others,
reverencing creation, and peacemaking.
University's total enrollment for 2011-12 is about 6,093.
28.6% of Stritch undergraduate students are ethnic minorities (African-American
22.4%, Hispanic 3.9%, Asian 1.8% and Native American 0.5%).
About 11.6% of Stritch graduate students are ethnic
minorities (African-American 8.3%, Hispanic 1.9%, Asian 1.2%, Native American
a significant factor in choosing a college, but we believe it should never be a
barrier. That’s why Stritch tuition rates have continually ranked among the
lowest of the 20 independent colleges and universities in Wisconsin, and about
93% of Stritch students receive some form of financial aid.
We invite you to find out more about tuition
rates, room and board, and financial aid information.
Faculty, Fields of Study
We have 105 full-time faculty members.
We also employ several hundred adjunct faculty, who remain practitioners
in their fields and provide highly skilled instruction.
offers more than 60 fields of study. Degrees offered:
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Science
- Master of Arts
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Education
- Master of Music
- Master of Science
- Doctor of Education
- Doctor of Philosophy
Athletics plays an important role at Stritch, with 18
intercollegiate teams for men and women and numerous intramural leagues.
are integral to a Stritch education, and our diverse offerings aim to entertain
and inform the community as a whole.
talented theater students present four productions a year, from musicals to the
classics. The work of contemporary and historical visual artists, as well
as Stritch students, is exhibited in our Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery. Recitals,
concerts and musicals are offered throughout the year in an array of musical
Music and theater performances are in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication
Studies/Fine Arts, which includes the lovely 400-seat Nancy Kendall
Theater. On-campus parking is
well-lighted and free.
Stritch Library has more than 139,000 holdings, lends laptop
computers and tablets to students, and can access, online, materials at five other