Cardinal Stritch University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,212

4.92% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,289

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.06%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

81.5%

774 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,464

61.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52.6%

72 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 Organizational Leadership (133 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (69 degrees), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (28 degrees).

In 2016, 1,123 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cardinal Stritch University. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (691 degrees), 3.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $28,212, which is $2,356 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $28,212, which is $2,356 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,289.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,212

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University was $28,212. The cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $2,356 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$17,289

2016 Value

6.12%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Cardinal Stritch University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,289. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Cardinal Stritch University grew by 6.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,109

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cardinal Stritch University was of $7,109 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 1.64% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Cardinal Stritch University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 67% 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.

7.06%

2015 Default Rate

116

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Cardinal Stritch University was 7.06%, which represents 116 out of the 1643 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 774 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.15% annual decline. Out of those 774 applicants, 631 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,464 students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in 2016, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cardinal Stritch University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

631

Accepted Out of 774

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cardinal Stritch University was 81.5% (631 admissions from 774 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.15%, while admissions grew by 4.82%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

12

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Cardinal Stritch University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cardinal Stritch University has a total enrollment of 2,464 students. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 1,521 students and the part-time enrollment is 943. This means that 61.7% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.4% White, 19% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.568% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.244% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Black or African American Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Black or African American Female (16.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,464 students. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 1,521 and the part-time enrollment is 943. This means that 61.7% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2016 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 73%. 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

    1,316

  2. Black or African American

    468

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    259

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University is 53.4% White, 19% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.568% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.244% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 86 students (3.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 301 more women than men received degrees from Cardinal Stritch University. The majority of degree recipients at Cardinal Stritch University are white (691 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University is Organizational Leadership (133 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (69 degrees) and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (28 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 Business (648 degrees awarded), Education (229 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 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 (2,126,075 people), Accountants & auditors (1,114,219 people), Miscellaneous managers (827,351 people), Financial managers (446,569 people), and Education administrators (368,518 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Business (648 degrees awarded), Education (229 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Psychology (37 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Financial analysts, and Pharmacists

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Business (648 degrees awarded), Education (229 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Psychology (37 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 (3,367,068 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (638,330 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (624,123 people), Hospitals (605,646 people), and Banking & related activities (518,028 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Business (648 degrees awarded), Education (229 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Psychology (37 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University was Organizational Leadership with 133 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 411

  2. 712

In 2016, 411 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (712).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.733 times less than the 180 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 180 degrees were awarded to women at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.36 times more than the 132 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 21% of students graduating from Cardinal Stritch University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cardinal Stritch University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.39% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    691 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    228 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cardinal Stritch University is white (691 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

4.1% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    420 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    271 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cardinal Stritch University is white female (420 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (271 degrees).

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Operations

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at nearly $10.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.15M (11.2%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Cardinal Stritch University had a total expenditure of $47.5M. Of that $47.5M, they spent $23.2M on salaries and $47.5M on benefits.

Cardinal Stritch University employs 51 Associate professors, 18 Professors, and 5 No academic ranks. Most academics at Cardinal Stritch University are Female Associate professors (30), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University are: Management, with 60 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.2M

2015 Endowment

4.95%

growth from 2014

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at about $10.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Cardinal Stritch University grew 4.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $261M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $765k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Cardinal Stritch University received $765k 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

Primary Expenses

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$23.2M

Salary Expenditure

$47.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Cardinal Stritch University had a total expenditure of $47.5M. Of that $47.5M, they spent $23.2M on salaries and $47.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$23.2M

2015 Salaries

3.35%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Cardinal Stritch University paid a median of $23.2M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($47.5M) and a 3.35% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 16% decline from 2013 and a 2.79% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.09M

Instructional Salaries

87

Number of Employees

In 2015, Cardinal Stritch University paid a total of $5.09M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

51 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Associate professor with 51 employees; Professor with 18 employees; and Professor with 5 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Management with 60 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University was Female Associate professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Professor with 11 employees.

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

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