Fast Facts

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.

Location and Campus

200 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan 15 miles north of downtown Milwaukee in suburban Mequon, Wisconsin. CUW has 9 additional classroom locations including the city of Milwaukee (2), Kenosha, Waukesha, Appleton, Green Bay, Beloit, Madison and Saint Louis. 1385 students attend classes at these locations (17%) with an additional 1956 students in E‐Learning (25%). 3775 students (49%) are located at the main/Mequon campus and 605 students (8%) at additional classroom locations.

Schools of Study

Arts and Science
Batterman School of Business
Education
Health Professions
Nursing
Pharmacy

Majors and Programs

Undergraduate (BA,BS) - 77
Graduate/Master’s - 42
Doctorate/Professional - 4
Associate Degrees - 8
Certificates & Licenses - 34

Enrollment (2016-2017)

Total - 7721
Full-time - 4672 (60.5%)
Part-time - 3049 (39.5%)
Female - 68%
Male - 32%
Traditional Undergraduate - 2423 (40% of FTE)
Accelerated Learning/Non-Traditional - 1407 (14% of FTE)
Graduate School (Includes DNP and DPT) - 3523 (40% of FTE)
Professional (Pharmacy) - 368 (6% of FTE)
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Top Areas of Study - Traditional Undergraduate (2016-2017)

Health Professions - 25%
Business, Management, Marketing - 16%
Education - 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences - 11%

Top Areas of Study - All Enrollment Levels (2016-2017)

Health Professions - 33%
Business, Management, Marketing - 24%
Education - 18%
Protective Services - 4%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences - 4%
Psychology - 3%
Computer and Information Science - 3%

Athletics

NCAA Division III, Mascot: The Falcon
23 Programs (11 Men’s, 12 Women’s)

Traditional Undergraduate Student Profile (2016-2017)

91% of new freshmen reside on campus
32% are from outside of the state of Wisconsin
59% are female
26% receive Pell Grants
45% are Lutheran
17% are Roman Catholic
38% are other
12% are minority students

All Student Profile (Includes Graduate and Accelerated) (2016-2017)

523 International students
485 Doctoral degree seeking students
18% are minority students
21% are age 40 or older

Admissions (2016-2017)

Median High School GPA of new freshman - 3.48
Median Composite ACT of new freshman - 23.7
25th and 75th percentile ACT of new freshman - 21/27
Incoming freshman in top 10% of high school class - 20%
Incoming freshman in top 25% of high school class - 46%

Degrees Conferred (7/1/2015 to 6/30/2016)

Associate - 44 (3%)
Bachelors - 691 (43%)
Masters - 748 (46%)
Doctoral - 130 (8%)

Traditional Faculty (2016-2017)

Full-time instructional faculty - 195
Part-time faculty (Traditional & Graduate only) - 370
Administrative Faculty - 26
Percent of Full-time faculty with terminal degree - 72%
Student/Faculty Ratio - 11:1
Median undergraduate class size - 15
Full time faculty Gender - Male 50%, Female 50%

Financial (2016-2017)

98% of all new freshman received financial aid and 100% of new freshmen determined to have financial need received financial assistance. The average amount awarded to need based students was $24,318. The average grant for non‐need new students was $12,481.

Student Yearly Costs (2016-2017)

Tuition - $27,640
Room/Board - $10,280