Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI 53217
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students2,355
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 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
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 7

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT906 to 1163
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$900/credit
In State Students$900/credit
Out of State Students$900/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$782/credit
In State Students$782/credit
Out of State Students$782/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $40,500 $40,500 $40,500
ADN 70 $63,000 $63,000 $63,000
BSN 125 $112,500 $112,500 $112,500
FNP 50 $39,100 $39,100 $39,100
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 41% $4,831
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,776
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $3,060
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $18,998
Federal Student Loans 65% $6,047
Private Loans 2% $10,716


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$21,947

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217

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