Cardinal Stritch University was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937 and was chartered by the State of Wisconsin as a fully-accredited, degree granting institution. Today, Stritch is one of the largest Franciscan institutions of higher education in North America. We offer more than 60 exceptional undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are designed to help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience and build professional networks. These academic programs prepare students of all ages, faiths, races and socio-economic backgrounds to succeed in the communities where they live, work, serve and lead.
Students, families, alumni, employers, partners and civic leaders consider Stritch an excellent choice for studying the arts and sciences, business, education, leadership, nursing and health sciences. The University provides comprehensive liberal arts and professional education our four colleges:
• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Business and Management
• College of Education and Leadership
• Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
At Stritch, the elements of scholarship and learning - discovery, application, integration and teaching - are embraced by faculty, staff and students. Dedicated faculty and staff work closely with students to transform their lives and prepare them to successfully serve and lead in a highly diverse and ever-changing world.
Our close-knit community is centered around the Franciscan Values of creating a caring community, showing compassion, reverencing creation and making peace. A vibrant campus life offers shared and meaningful experiences through a vast array of student clubs and organizations, diverse activities, intercollegiate athletics, community service projects and leadership opportunities.
More than 38,000 Stritch alumni are recognized worldwide for their leadership roles in businesses, health care organizations, corporations, educational institutions, entrepreneurial ventures and non-profit organizations. Responsive to the needs of their communities, Stritch graduates are critical thinkers, ethical decision-makers and lifelong learners.