Cardinal Stritch University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,844

2.24% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,154

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.3%

642 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,355

48.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.2%

54 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 (106 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (43 degrees).

In 2017, 876 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cardinal Stritch University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (568 degrees), 4.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $28,844, which is $2,344 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $28,844, which is $2,344 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,154.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,844

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University was $28,844. The cost of tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is $2,344 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,154

2017 Value

6.56%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cardinal Stritch University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,154. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cardinal Stritch University grew by 6.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,229

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cardinal Stritch University was of $7,229 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 1.69% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Cardinal Stritch University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 11.9% with respect to 2016, 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.

8.4%

2016 Default Rate

109

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cardinal Stritch University was 8.4%, which represents 109 out of the 1298 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 642 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 17.1% annual decline. Out of those 642 applicants, 503 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,355 students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in 2017, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cardinal Stritch University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

503

Accepted Out of 642

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cardinal Stritch University was 78.3% (503 admissions from 642 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 81.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -17.1%, while admissions declined by -20.3%.

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SAT Scores

12%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Cardinal Stritch University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cardinal Stritch University has a total enrollment of 2,355 students. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 1,146 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,209. This means that 48.7% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.51% Asian, 1.4% Two or More Races, 0.679% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%) and White Male (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.6%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Black or African American Female (12.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,355 students. The full-time enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University is 1,146 and the part-time enrollment is 1,209. This means that 48.7% of students enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 77%. 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

    1,088

  2. Black or African American

    389

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    297

The enrolled student population at Cardinal Stritch University is 46.2% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.51% Asian, 1.4% Two or More Races, 0.679% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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 (11.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 204 more women than men received degrees from Cardinal Stritch University. The majority of degree recipients at Cardinal Stritch University are white (568 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University is Organizational Leadership (106 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees) and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (43 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees awarded), Education (222 degrees), and Business (427 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 (2,051,623 people), Accountants & auditors (1,110,413 people), Other managers (674,050 people), Financial managers (435,343 people), and Education administrators (341,393 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees awarded), Education (222 degrees), Business (427 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (18 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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees awarded), Education (222 degrees), Business (427 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (18 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 (3,140,160 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (551,173 people), Banking & related activities (505,725 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (470,376 people), and Computer Systems Design (436,529 people).

The most specialized majors at Cardinal Stritch University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees awarded), Education (222 degrees), Business (427 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (18 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cardinal Stritch University was Organizational Leadership with 106 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 336

  2. 540

In 2017, 336 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (540).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.89 times less than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Cardinal Stritch University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.

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 (68.1%).

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

    568 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    137 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cardinal Stritch University is white (568 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

2.85% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    349 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    219 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cardinal Stritch University is white female (349 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (219 degrees).

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Operations

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.87M (16.8%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Cardinal Stritch University had a total salary expenditure of $35.6M. Cardinal Stritch University employs 53 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Cardinal Stritch University are Female Assistant professors (33), Male Assistant professors(20), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University are: Management, with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.1M

2017 Endowment

6.31%

growth from 2016

Cardinal Stritch University has an endowment valued at about $11.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cardinal Stritch University grew 6.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $275M 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. $549k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Cardinal Stritch University received $549k 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

$18.1M

2017 Salaries

4.97%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Cardinal Stritch University paid a median of $18.1M in salaries, which represents 50.7% of their overall expenditure ($35.6M) and a 4.97% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.3% decline from 2015 and a 3.35% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.83M

Instructional Salaries

79

Number of Employees

In 2017, Cardinal Stritch University paid a total of $4.83M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

53 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

53 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Assistant professor with 53 employees; Associate professor with 15 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University were Management with 53 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cardinal Stritch University was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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