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Cardinal Stritch University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Cardinal Stritch University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Cardinal Stritch University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cardinal Stritch University was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Cardinal Stritch is ranked #1,170 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Cardinal Stritch also holds the #29 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cardinal Stritch?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Cardinal Stritch University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to Cardinal Stritch submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 443 and 568. Math scores were between 463 and 595.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cardinal Stritch University  ( 443 to 568 )

SAT Math Scores for Cardinal Stritch University  ( 463 to 595 )
Cardinal Stritch received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Cardinal Stritch University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Cardinal Stritch University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Cardinal Stritch is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cardinal Stritch University is 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cardinal Stritch University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Cardinal Stritch University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Cardinal Stritch is 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Cardinal Stritch

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,543 undergraduates at Cardinal Stritch with 901 being full-time and 642 being part-time.

Cardinal Stritch Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Cardinal Stritch scored 54.34 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  54.34 out of 100
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How Much Does Cardinal Stritch University Cost?

The overall average net price of Cardinal Stritch is $18,040. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cardinal Stritch

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,877 $15,923 $19,324 $19,358 $23,150

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cardinal Stritch, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cardinal Stritch, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,490 a year. That adds up to $25,960 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cardinal Stritch is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cardinal Stritch Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cardinal Stritch make around $48,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Cardinal Stritch graduates since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Cardinal Stritch University make the most money.

Location of Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The suburban atmosphere of Milwaukee makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Cardinal Stritch University

Contact details for Cardinal Stritch are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6801 N Yates Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985
Phone: 414-410-4000

Cardinal Stritch University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Cardinal Stritch University. Of these students, 359 received undergraduate degrees and 297 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 89 $53,100
Nursing 75 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 $39,800
General Business/Commerce 17 $38,800
Romance Languages 15 NA
Communication & Media Studies 12 NA
Accounting 11 NA
Health & Physical Education 11 NA
General Biology 10 NA
Computer Science 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Cardinal Stritch University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cardinal Stritch

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 548 students took at least one online class at Cardinal Stritch University. This is a decrease from the 665 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 548 414
2016-2017 665 469
2015-2016 806 619
2014-2015 1,152 776
2013-2014 1,112 806

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