Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University, a fully accredited, Catholic Franciscan University based in Milwaukee, provides transformative, value-centered education to men and women of all faiths and ages in three colleges which are the College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Graduate Studies, and the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Rooted in the values of Catholic Christianity, inspired by the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi and framed by the heritage of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Stritch University is an academic community called to transform individuals to “approve the better things” as they discover their purposes in life. The University encourages academic excellence, along with intellectual, spiritual, and social growth among its entire community – faculty, staff, and students of all ages, faiths, and ethnic backgrounds.

Mission Statement 

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.