Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI 53217

Cardinal Stritch University is a private, not for profit institution, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 774 and 631 students were accepted.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. RN to BSN
  3. BSN
  4. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 52
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's degree 28
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 9

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Cardinal Stritch University

Columbia College of Nursing
2.9 miles away
Milwaukee School of Engineering
6.52 miles away
Marquette University
7.02 miles away
Concordia University-Wisconsin
7.91 miles away
Wisconsin Lutheran College
9.12 miles away
Alverno College
11.16 miles away
Carroll University
18.59 miles away
Maranatha Baptist University
41.77 miles away
Marian University
50.95 miles away
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
64.83 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 553
SAT: Math470 to 530
ACT Composite18 to 22
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$13,672
30k to 48k$15,062
48k to 75k$18,295
75k to 110k$18,021
Over 110k$22,011
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $880.00 $880.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $765.00 $765.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217

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