2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$17,555

Net Price

89%

Admitted

21%

Enrolled

54%

Graduation Rate

6/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Cardinal Stritch University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,365. In 2021, there were 46 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #8 in Wisconsin and ranks #580 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

46

Total Enrollment

1,365

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Cardinal Stritch University

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#8

Wisconsin Rank

Combining ranking factors for 30 schools that offer psychology degrees in Wisconsin, Cardinal Stritch University ranks #8.

#580

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Cardinal Stritch University ranks #580.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Cardinal Stritch University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology and General Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Clinical Psychology17
Counseling and Applied Psychology17
General Psychology93
Total Graduates937
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 586 students applied to the Cardinal Stritch University. The university admitted 89% and 21% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Wisconsin universities is 6,327. On average, all Wisconsin institutions admit 80% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Cardinal Stritch University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 70%. Compared to all Wisconsin four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Cardinal Stritch University is 54%, compared to 61% for all Wisconsin universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 50%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CSU to Wisconsin Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Cardinal Stritch University to the average of all Wisconsin four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CSU

586

Applicants

89%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

WI Colleges

6,327

Applicants

80%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

61%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 56 or 27% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 152 or 73% part-time faculty members employed at Cardinal Stritch University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 56 or 27%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CSU

6 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

27%

Percent Full-Time

73%

Percent Part-Time

27%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WI Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

56%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Cardinal Stritch University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $34,062, and the average cost for books and supplies is $900.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,440 and the average cost for graduate fees is $400.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Cardinal Stritch University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Cardinal Stritch University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,766
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,992
Total Living Expenses$14,758
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$34,062
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$900
Total Undergraduate Expenses$49,720
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,440
In-State, Graduate Fees$400
Total Graduate Expenses$11,840
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Cardinal Stritch University is $17,555. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Cardinal Stritch University to all Wisconsin universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CSU

$49,720

Cost to Attend

$20,570

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,555

Net Price

WI Colleges

$35,673

Cost to Attend

$14,542

Average Financial Aid

90%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,613

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 75 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 648 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $20,570.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid648$20,570
Pell Grants292$4,526
Federal Student Loans501$8,390
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Cardinal Stritch University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CSU

648

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

292

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

501

Federal Student Loans

35%

Federal Student Loans

WI Colleges

3,382

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,300

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,318

Federal Student Loans

33%

Federal Student Loans

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