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.

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Schools of Study
Arts and Science
Batterman School of Business
Education
Health Professions
Nursing
Pharmacy
Majors and Programs
Undergraduate (BA, BS) - 72
Graduate/Master's - 42
Doctorate/Professional - 4
Associate Degrees - 8
Certificates & Licenses - 35
Enrollment (2016-2017)
Total - 8944
Female - 68%
Male - 32%
Traditional Undergraduate - 53%
Accelerated Learning/Non-Traditional - 10%
Graduate School (Includes DNP and DPT) - 29%
Professional (Pharmacy) - 8%
Top Areas of Study - Traditional Undergraduate (2016-2017)
Health Professions - 25%
Business, Management, Marketing - 19%
Education - 13%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences - 10%
Top Areas of Study - All Enrollment Levels (2016-2017)
Health Professions - 37%
Business, Management, Marketing - 23%
Education - 15%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences - 5%
Psychology - 3%
Computer and Information Science - 3%
Athletics
NCAA Division III, Mascot: The Falcon
26 Programs (12 Men’s, 14 Women’s)
Traditional Undergraduate Student Profile (2016-2017)
84% of new freshmen reside on campus
28% are from outside of the state of Wisconsin
61% are female
26% receive Pell Grants
43% are Lutheran
18% are Roman Catholic
39% are other
All Student Profile (Includes Graduate and Accelerated) (2016-2017)
659 International students
506 Doctoral degree seeking students
16% are minority students
25% are age 40 or older
Admissions (Fall 2017)
Median High School GPA of new freshman - 3.49
Median Composite ACT of new freshman - 23.2
25th and 75th percentile ACT of new freshman - 20/26
Degrees Conferred (7/1/2016 to 6/30/2017)
Associate - 22 (1%)
Bachelors - 671 (42%)
Masters - 770 (48%)
Doctoral - 137 (9%)
Traditional Faculty (Fall 2017)
Part-time faculty (Traditional & Graduate only) - 370
Percent of Full-time faculty with terminal degree - 75%
Student/Faculty Ratio - 11:1
Median undergraduate class size - 18
Full time faculty Gender - Male 48%, Female 52%
Financial (2016-2017)
98% of new freshmen received financial grants or scholarships from theuniversity averaging $14,439. 27% of new freshmen received aid fromthe state or federal government with an average amount of $2,684.76% of new freshmen received federal loans which averaged $5,259.
Student Yearly Costs (2016-2017)
Tuition - $28,330
Room/Board - $10,530