Cardinal Stritch University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,744
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,002
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.01%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.6%
728 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,332
36.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.5%
85 Graduates

About

Cardinal Stritch University is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Cardinal Stritch University were General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), General Educational Leadership & Administration (43 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (24 degrees).

In 2022, 429 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cardinal Stritch University. 70.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (255 degrees), 4.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $34,744, which is $4,594 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $34,744, which is $4,594 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,002.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Cardinal Stritch University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,744
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University was $34,744. The cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $4,594 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$20,002
2022 Value
13.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cardinal Stritch University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,002. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cardinal Stritch University grew by 13.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,483
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cardinal Stritch University was of $8,483 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies increased by 28.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Cardinal Stritch University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.28% with respect to 2021, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.01%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cardinal Stritch University was 2.01%, which represents 14 out of the 697 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Cardinal Stritch University received 728 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24.2% annual growth. Out of those 728 applicants, 674 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,332 students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cardinal Stritch University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
674
Accepted Out of 728

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cardinal Stritch University was 92.6% (674 admissions from 728 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24.2%, while admissions grew by 29.4%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
3
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at Cardinal Stritch University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cardinal Stritch University had a total enrollment of 1,332 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 490 students and the part-time enrollment is 842. This means that 36.8% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.9% White, 14.2% Black or African American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Asian, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%) and Black or African American Female (8.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (26.4%) and White Male (13.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,332 students. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 490 and the part-time enrollment is 842. This means that 36.8% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cardinal Stritch University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Cardinal Stritch University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    731 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    189 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    186 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University is 54.9% White, 14.2% Black or African American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Asian, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 26 students (1.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 175 more women than men received degrees from Cardinal Stritch University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cardinal Stritch University is white (255 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Educational Leadership & Administration (43 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (24 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cardinal Stritch University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (136 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,704,658 people), Secondary school teachers (570,726 people), Education administrators (311,704 people), Postsecondary teachers (217,911 people), and Other managers (206,348 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University in 2022 are Education (136 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), English (9 degrees), and History (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Education (136 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), English (9 degrees), and History (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,073,088 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (460,011 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (221,144 people), Legal services (172,159 people), and Computer Systems Design (147,100 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Education (136 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), English (9 degrees), and History (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cardinal Stritch University.

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

127
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
302
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University, which is 0.421 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.492 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.03 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% of students graduating from Cardinal Stritch University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cardinal Stritch University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.18% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    255 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cardinal Stritch University is white (255 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

0.699% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    186 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cardinal Stritch University is white female (186 degrees awarded). There were 2.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (69 degrees).

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Operations

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 479k (3.47%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Cardinal Stritch University had a total salary expenditure of 26.5M. Cardinal Stritch University employs 25 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors and 3 Professors. Most academics at Cardinal Stritch University are Female Assistant professor (17), Male Associate professor (9), and Female Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Endowment

$13.8M
2022 Endowment
1.14%
growth from 2021

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at about $13.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cardinal Stritch University grew 1.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $359M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.7M
2022 Salaries
11.4%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Cardinal Stritch University paid a median of $11.7M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($26.5M) and a 11.4% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.8M
Instructional Salaries
46
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cardinal Stritch University paid a total of $2.8M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Assistant professor with 25 employees, Associate professor with 18 employees, and Professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 9 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

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