Cardinal Stritch University
Cardinal Stritch University is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in a suburb, in Milwaukee.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,355 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 142 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 109 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%). Every year 45% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students2,355|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Cardinal Stritch University ADN program is intended to equip students with practical nursing abilities.
The program is intended to offer a large range of clinical practice in different health care setting and hospitals including sites such as St. Joseph’s Hospital, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Agape Community Center, Sinai-Samaritan Medical Center, Oak Creek Health Department and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
The program takes 70 credit hours to complete with 32 credits of general requirement courses and 38 credits of nursing courses.
- Complete the application for admission
- Submit High school transcripts or GED equivalency certificate (Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher)
- ACT or SAT scores (for applicants applying directly out of high school)
- NLN-Pre Admission Examination for Registered Nurses
- ASSET Test for University placement in Math, English and Reading
- Copy of CNA certification
The application deadline for enrollment in the fall semester is the 1 of March and the 1st of October for spring enrollment. All applicants will be notified by writing regarding the decision reached by the program as to their application.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1953 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
01/01/1983 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
03/01/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
03/05/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
03/05/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||906 to 1163|
|ACT||18 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$900/credit|
|In State Students||$900/credit|
|Out of State Students||$900/credit|
|In District Students||$782/credit|
|In State Students||$782/credit|
|Out of State Students||$782/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Cardinal Stritch University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||9%||$1,776|
|State Grant & Scholarships||41%||$3,060|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$18,998|
|Federal Student Loans||65%||$6,047|
$16,154Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,828|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,602|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,972|
|$75,001 to $110,000$18,334|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.