Cardinal Stritch University began as a teaching institution for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Today, Stritch offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience and build professional networks. Stritch is an excellent choice for studying business, education, liberal arts, leadership, nursing, and the sciences. Students with diverse faith and cultural backgrounds embrace and live our core Franciscan values of creating a caring community, showing compassion, reverencing creation and making peace. On campus, students cheer on our athletic teams, the Stritch Wolves, as they compete in 17 men’s and women’s sports. Students from all majors are engaged in artistic opportunities and participate in gallery exhibitions, theater performances and music concerts. The University offers courses at our campus on the North Shore of Milwaukee and online. Undergraduate and graduate classes are also available through partnerships with technical colleges and employers. With more than 38,000 alumni, our graduates are known for their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.
Cardinal Stritch University, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and rooted in the liberal arts tradition, transforms lives and communities through servant leadership, learning, and service. The University is guided by the Catholic, Franciscan values of creating a caring community, peacemaking, showing compassion, and reverencing creation as we embrace and cultivate the diversity of all of God’s creation.
Cardinal Stritch University is the second-largest private university in the state of Wisconsin. The main campus for the school’s 3,100 undergraduates and 3,800 graduate students is in suburban Milwaukee.
Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Stritch University stresses the principles of caring community, compassion and peacemaking. There are 60 fields of study, with schools of business & management, education, liberal arts and nursing. The arts are important; the school is proud to have been named Wisconsin's first "All-Steinway School" by Steinway & Sons. The undergraduate population is 25% minority.
The Cardinal Stritch Wolves compete in the Chicagoland Athletic Conference and are a traditional power in men’s and women’s basketball.