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Cardinal Stritch University offers 'limitless' options for undergraduate degree programs as well as dozens of master's and doctoral degrees through our three colleges and School of Business.  

Stritch celebrates 85 years

July 17, 2022, marked 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. “The vision of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi who founded St. Clare College remains true today: we are rooted in the values of Catholic Christianity and inspired by the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi and the heritage of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and called to transform individuals to ‘approve the better things’ as they discover their purpose in life.”


College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Diverse undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. The college is also home to Stritch's innovative 'Limitless' curriculum which emphasizes personal exploration as a foundation of learning.

Nursing Students

Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS)

CONHS offers challenging undergraduate programs in nursing and respiratory therapy, as well as graduate programs in nursing and psychology. CONHS students learn to care for the whole person - mind, body and soul.

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Kellner College of Education, Literacy and Leadership (COELL)

Committed to making a difference in each life and every community, the Kellner College is educating teachers, administrators and leaders at all levels with a passion for equity and empowering others for success.


School of Business

Everywhere you look in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond, you will find business leaders who have one or more Stritch degrees. Stritch business programs emphasize solid business principles coupled with community impact that allows business leaders to elevate those around them.

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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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Shannon Manzke, '16

B.S. in Business Administration

My experience at Stritch was absolutely amazing! I was enrolled in the online program and the professors provided an outstanding educational experience.

Dr. Berdie Cowser, '07, '18

Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service

I came to Stritch for my MBA because, while being a full-time student as well as a parent, I needed the flexibility to raise my children and work every day. The program felt right, and I loved it so much I came back for my Ph.D.

Tiffany Santoro, '22

Nursing Major

Being able to learn in the hospital setting taught me how to be successful as a nurse in the real world. There is difference between a simulation and the actual hospital and this was a big learning curve for most people. 

Amparo Cortez, '22

Double major in Criminal Justice and Spanish

I have been privileged to have professors Amber Tucker and Marilyn Jones who not only cared about my academic well being but were very supportive when I needed someone to just simply care about my own well being. 

Miles Jett, '21

Interdisciplinary Studies

You have the opportunity to create your own future. You can always push past your potential depsite what life has to throw your way. I have the honor of being the very first student to graduate with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree. 

May 10, 2023

2023 Stritch Student Awards

Sophia Hey

May 04, 2023

Senior Sophia Hey wins national poetry award