Cardinal Stritch University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,798
6% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,107
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.46%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
81.5%
1,140 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,896
45.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
51.3%
80 Graduates

About

Cardinal Stritch University is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cardinal Stritch University were Registered Nursing (68 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (51 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees).

In 2019, 672 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cardinal Stritch University. 67.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (368 degrees), 2.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (133 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $31,798, which is $3,298 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $31,798, which is $3,298 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,107.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,798
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University was $31,798. The cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $3,298 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,107
2019 Value
3.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Cardinal Stritch University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,107. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Cardinal Stritch University grew by 3.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,479
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cardinal Stritch University was of $7,479 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 2.2% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Cardinal Stritch University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2018, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.46%
2017 Default Rate
64
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cardinal Stritch University was 6.46%, which represents 64 out of the 990 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Cardinal Stritch University received 1,140 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 20.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,140 applicants, 929 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,896 students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in 2019, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cardinal Stritch University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
929
Accepted Out of 1,140

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cardinal Stritch University was 81.5% (929 admissions from 1,140 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 20.9%, while admissions grew by 38.9%.

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage
57
Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at Cardinal Stritch University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cardinal Stritch University has a total enrollment of 1,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 857 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,039. This means that 45.2% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.3% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Asian, 2.06% Two or More Races, 0.475% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.316% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.8%) and White Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 857 and the part-time enrollment is 1,039. This means that 45.2% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2019 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Cardinal Stritch University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    765
  2. Black or African American
    310
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    239

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University is 40.3% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Asian, 2.06% Two or More Races, 0.475% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.316% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 266 students (14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 234 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 (368 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (133 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University is Registered Nursing (68 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (51 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees).

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 (194 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), and Business (240 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,690,886 people), Accountants & auditors (1,020,234 people), Other managers (831,649 people), Secondary school teachers (602,048 people), and Financial managers (522,540 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Education (194 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Business (240 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Psychology (33 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Surgeons, Dentists, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Education (194 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Business (240 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Psychology (33 degrees).

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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 (3,443,370 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (714,762 people), Computer Systems Design (546,490 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (545,840 people), and Banking & related activities (527,801 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Education (194 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Business (240 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Psychology (33 degrees).

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Degrees

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.
Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University was Registered Nursing with 68 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

219
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
453
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University, which is 0.483 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (453).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.676 times less than the 71 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from Cardinal Stritch University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cardinal Stritch University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    368 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cardinal Stritch University is white (368 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (133 degrees).

2.08% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    235 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cardinal Stritch University is white female (235 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (133 degrees).

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Operations

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.45M (11.6%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Cardinal Stritch University had a total salary expenditure of $32.2M. Cardinal Stritch University employs 51 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Cardinal Stritch University are Female Assistant professors (34), Male Assistant professors(17), and Female Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.5M
2019 Endowment
3.26%
growth from 2018

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at about $12.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Cardinal Stritch University grew 3.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $299M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.35M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Cardinal Stritch University received $2.35M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.5M
2019 Salaries
4.35%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Cardinal Stritch University paid a median of $16.5M in salaries, which represents 51.3% of their overall expenditure ($32.2M) and a 4.35% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.42% decline from 2017 and a 4.97% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.45M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2019, Cardinal Stritch University paid a total of $4.45M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Assistant professor with 51 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Management with 42 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University was Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Cardinal Stritch University.

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