Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Marquette 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 13,136 and 11,079 students were accepted.

Marquette University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $38,000 and fees $470. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $38,000 and $470 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. ADN
  5. Family Nurse Practitioner
  6. BSN

    The program trains students to offer high quality nursing care in a range of health care settings. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the national licensing exam (NCLEX RN).

    Students are admitted to the College of Nursing as freshman with guaranteed required classes and clinical practice hours enabling most students to graduate from the program in four years.

    The program offers basic nursing training supported by the University’s core course of study. The curriculum is offered through lectures, seminars, clinical and laboratory experiences and simulated learning.

    All applicants accepted to the Marquette BSN program are required to complete 36 credit hours of Core of Common Studies.  

    Clinical Enrollment Requires:

    • Physical exam should be done within six months before entry to the program
    • CPR certification and BLS certification
    • Criminal background checks

    Students will not be able to progress in the program if the health reports and criminal background check are not kept up to date.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 113
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 118
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Post-master's certificate 0
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Critical Care Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 17

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Marquette University

Milwaukee School of Engineering
1.11 miles away
Columbia College of Nursing
4.12 miles away
Alverno College
4.28 miles away
Wisconsin Lutheran College
4.78 miles away
Cardinal Stritch University
7.02 miles away
Concordia University-Wisconsin
14.87 miles away
Carroll University
15.33 miles away
Maranatha Baptist University
42.09 miles away
Marian University
56.65 miles away
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
71.85 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
05/01/1964 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1951 - 12/31/2005
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
05/07/1993 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
01/01/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 630
SAT: Math520 to 640
SAT: Writing510 to 640
ACT Composite24 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
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) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$18,674
30k to 48k$21,355
48k to 75k$26,781
75k to 110k$31,178
Over 110k$35,974
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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 $995.00 $995.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,075.00 $1,075.00

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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Marquette University
1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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