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Cardinal Stritch University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Cardinal Stritch University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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.

Out of the 39 colleges in Wisconsin, Cardinal Stritch is ranked at #29.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cardinal Stritch?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Cardinal Stritch University is 78%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Cardinal Stritch is a good fit for you.

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 is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Cardinal Stritch it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 1,457 undergraduates at Cardinal Stritch with 807 being full-time and 650 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Cardinal Stritch with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,500 in their early years. 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

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cardinal Stritch University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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 39 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
Health & Physical Education 11 NA
Accounting 11 NA
Computer Science 10 NA
General Biology 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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