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Discover your future at Cardinal Stritch University

Stritch offers exceptional undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs. Our students develop skills, gain experience and build professional networks to prepare them for success.

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Stritch launches 85th anniversary celebration

July 17, 2022, marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of Cardinal Stritch University by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.

“It is my privilege to serve and help build upon the rich legacy that began when Stritch was founded in 1937,” said Stritch President Dr. Dan Scholz.

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Limitless Opportunities, Unlimited Potential

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs are designed to respond to today’s changing world. By choosing Stritch, you will immerse yourself in studies to advance your career opportunities and empower you to create your path to uniquely impact the world.

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Applying is Easy

Apply today using our secure application portal. Undergraduate U.S. students are welcome to use Common Application.

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Stritch alumni are top earners

Cardinal Stritch University ranked #1 best salary in Wisconsin! recently published its evaluation of colleges based on BS & BA alumni earnings where Stritch earned the top spot. This ranking demonstrates the value of a bachelor's degree from Stritch.

GradReports' unique focus is on the objective, proven salary outcomes of real graduates rather than on college rankings that focus on reputation, prestige and other subjective factors. A link to the GradReports article - Pay over Prestige - that describes the methodology used is available below.

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#4 online program in the nation

On March 7, 2022, released its annual rankings of Best Online Master’s Programs in Educational Leadership. Cardinal Stritch University is proud to be ranked as the #4 school in the nation for this program. Stritch was the top college in Wisconsin for this award.

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Enjoy Park-Like Campus Neighboring Milwaukee

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Join the Wolf Pack with Stritch Athletics

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Get Involved with Student Organizations


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Experiences beyond the classroom

Build your Stritch experience through intercollegiate athletics, student organizations and hundreds of campus events, with downtown Milwaukee’s vibrancy just minutes away.

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Stritch Unstopped: COVID-19 Resources

August 22, 2022 - The Stritch Unstopped policy has been updated for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

All students, faculty and staff should review the University's protocols before coming to campus. 

Stritch Unstopped Update - August 2022
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Making education a priority

Is your organization looking for ways to make education more accessible to your employees or members?

Stritch has been a leader in educating working professionals for decades. Stritch offers Education Partner organizations the opportunity to provide a tuition reduction of up to 25% to their employees or members. Three partnership levels are available to any organization, including the popular Custom Education Partner Program. 

Partnership Programs

November 22, 2022

Stritch earns spot on U.S. News & World Report list

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November 17, 2022

Stritch announces partnership with All-In Milwaukee

November 14, 2022

Dan Bader receives 2022 Kellner Spirit of Philanthropy Award

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Stritch Shorts: Gallery Night

December 08, 2022

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Cardinal Stritch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),