An overview of Cardinal Stritch University.
As the largest Franciscan institution of higher education in North America we serve students of all faiths and ages. The main campus is in northern Milwaukee, with classes held at locations throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.
is one of the few Franciscan institutions in North America that grants a
The University 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 17 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.
Total enrollment for 2013-14 is nearly 4,400. About
36.9% of Stritch undergraduate students are ethnic minorities (African-American
24.1%, Hispanic 8%, Asian 2.2% and Native American 0.24%).
About 25.6% of Stritch graduate students are ethnic
minorities (African-American 18.9%, Hispanic 4.2%, Asian 1.9%, Native American
Cost is a significant factor in choosing a college, but we believe it should never be a barrier. That’s why Stritch is very competitively priced when compared to the other independent colleges and universities in Wisconsin, and about 80% of Stritch students receive some form of financial aid. Find out more about tuition
rates, room and board, and financial aid information.
The University consists of 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.
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 70 fields of study. Degrees conferred include:
- 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, numerous intramural leagues, and a spirit squad.
are appreciated by our campus community. Our diverse offerings aim to entertain
and inform the community as a whole.
talented theater students star in productions that range 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
genres. Music and theater performances are in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication
Studies/Fine Arts, which includes the 400-seat Nancy Kendall
Stritch Library has more than 139,000 holdings with access to materials held at seven institutions in the SWITCH Library Consortium. Students can also borrow laptops, tablets and camera equipment.