Numbers of note

Enrollment and continuation
  • Full year enrollment for the 2017-18 Academic year: 8004
  • First-time, Full-time Freshmen Retention Rate Fall 2017: 76.3%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate Fall 2012 Cohort: 57%, 2010-12 Average: 56%
  • Degrees Awarded (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018): 1552
  • 96% of undergraduates were employed or attending graduate school within one year of graduation (30% response rate of 482 2016-17 graduates).

CUW Educational Delivery

Academics
  • Average class size for traditional undergraduates: 16
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12 to 1.
  • ACT Percentiles (10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th): 18, 20, 23, 26, 29
  • Average High School GPA of new freshmen: 3.45

Enrollment by School of Study

Outreach and diversity
  • Undergraduate gender: 66% Female; 34% Male.
  • First Generation College Students: 1652
  • Minority Students: 16%
  • Undergraduate Pell Eligible Students: 33%
  • 751 students from 35 foreign countries

A quick look

Surveys and reports

External references/sources

Mission and affiliation

"A Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the World."

The university is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System. CUW was founded in 1881.

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Tammy Ferry
262-243-4207 or 262-243-4406

For questions about these web pages, please contact Paul Wangerin, CUW Research Analyst, at 262-243-4406.