Get to know Cardinal Stritch University

December 10, 2015

STRITCH-2013-14-EDSED225Cardinal Stritch University offers more than 60 degree programs in the arts, business, education, leadership, management, nursing and health sciences. Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, the campus is located in Glendale and Fox Point just north of Milwaukee. Today, more than 3,800 Stritch students are studying in undergraduate and graduate programs offered in downtown Milwaukee, Madison, Brookfield, and online.
A mission-focused approach to education helps students of all ages find success in the classroom and in their careers. “We believe every person is born with a special purpose in life, with talents that were meant to be shared to help others,” said President Dr. James Loftus. “Essentially, our mission is to help our students find theirs.”

With an alumni network of more than 33,000, our business, leadership, and management graduates are some of the most successful Milwaukeeans in their roles at nonprofits, small companies, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures. Graduates from education programs continue to shape the public and private education systems in Milwaukee as teachers, school administrators and superintendents. Nursing and health science students also find gainful employment through partnerships with health care agencies. The Performing Arts programs also allow students to perfect their craft in small classes while giving the community a place to enjoy art exhibits, concerts, and theatrical productions offered throughout the year.

Students in the College of Business and Management have the added convenience and flexibility of taking classes face-to-face or online. Graduate students like Jeff Sherman, community leader and co-founder of, notes that this flexibility “from both a family perspective and a career perspective,” allowed him to earn an MBA in two years.
Transfer students at Stritch are offered an opportunity to earn their degree in a private-school environment, on the edge of a thriving city that allows them to learn, explore and gain relevant experience in the same place where they will make their careers.

Prospective students have the help of admission counselors in Milwaukee or Madison to begin the application process. One-on-one conversations can be scheduled Monday through Friday to talk about finding the right fit for achieving both educational and personal goals. Schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor by calling (414) 410-4040 or request a time online at