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IPEDS ID: 238193
OPE ID: 00383200
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Alverno College
3400 S 43rd St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53234-3922
General information:  (414) 382-6000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,522 (1,932 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Single-sex: Women
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty118153
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$20,060$21,069$22,126$23,2315.0%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,056$1,0560.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,880$7,064$7,150$7,4544.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,775$7,570$7,570$7,6521.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$30,950$32,167$33,316$34,8894.7%
Off Campus$31,907$33,975$35,038$36,5114.2%
Off Campus with Family$25,132$26,405$27,468$28,5734.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1191100%————
Grant or scholarship aid191100%$2,847,024$14,906
Federal grants13671%$640,647$4,711
Pell grants13671%$614,297$4,517
Other federal grants6635%$26,350$399
State/local government grant or scholarships15179%$502,514$3,328
Institutional grants or scholarships191100%$1,703,863$8,921
Student loan aid17190%$1,228,349$7,183
Federal student loans17190%$1,096,688$6,413
Other student loans168%$131,661$8,229
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,929100%$19,967,658$10,351
Pell grants1,17961%$4,854,915$4,118
Federal student loans1,69788%$14,156,467$8,342
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,133$15,279$15,478
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$12,803$13,578$13,140
$30,001 – $48,000$10,408$14,309$13,741
$48,001 – $75,000$14,949$16,196$16,025
$75,001 – $110,000$18,253$20,074$17,921
$110,001 and more$20,591$21,204$21,769
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment2,522
Undergraduate enrollment1,932
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment194
Graduate enrollment590
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 18%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 59%
25 and over: 41%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 61%
Part-time: 39%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants5820582
Percent admitted79%-79%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%-45%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
ACT Composite1723
ACT English1622
ACT Math1621
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 33%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
  • Interpret data with caution. Alverno College enrolls a very small number of first-time, part-time students, so the retention rate can vary greatly from year to year. The percentage retained for first-time, part-time students is based on only six students.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 39%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 17%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Female: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 25%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 25%
Hispanic/Latino: 46%
White: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies-3--
Category total-3--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-13--
Molecular Biology-2--
Category total-15--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-36300
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-5--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-4--
Category total-45300
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other-3--
Category total-3--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-8-0
Category total-8-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-2--
Category total-2--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--25-
Art Teacher Education-0-2
Curriculum and Instruction--22
Education, General-1-2
Education, Other--15
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--43
Elementary Education and Teaching-1168
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-2-3
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-6-7
Mathematics Teacher Education-0-0
Reading Teacher Education--27
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1-2
Social Studies Teacher Education-1-5
Special Education and Teaching, Other---18
Teacher Assistant/Aide0---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--22-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other---15
Category total0226279
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-6--
Category total-6--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development0---
Category total0---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist-3--
Music Therapy/Therapist-2-2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-14810-
Category total-153102
History, General-2--
Category total-2--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies324--
Category total324--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-4--
Category total-4--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0--
Category total-0--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-2--
Category total-2--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-1--
Category total-4--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-1--
Category total-1--
Psychology, General-21--
Category total-21--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-10--
Category total-10--
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs-4--
Political Science and Government, General-0-1
Category total-9-1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-3--
Design and Applied Arts, Other-4--
Music, General-0--
Category total-7--
Grand total334110282
2007-2008 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country7
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1951 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels2/24/1998 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/13/2007 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate10.9%9.2%
Number in default9373
Number in repayment846788
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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