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On your first day of college classes at Madonna University, it will be pretty evident that you’re on a Catholic campus—Montessori Center of Our Lady, Angela Hospice Home Care, Felician Sisters. One of the roads on-campus is named Chalice Drive. Then, there’s the Madonna University Chapel. The campus buildings are spaced far apart and there is ample green space for you and your fellow students to relax even though the campus itself is compact. Classrooms, the campus green, the university chapel and, to the south, the Madonna University library are all located conveniently close.

Overview of Madonna University

Madonna University is a private, not-for-profit institution, located in a small city. While the school is located in Livonia, there are enough small towns conveniently located nearby that you should be able to find a place where you’ll enjoy relaxing off-campus every so often. The student population is equally small with only just under 3,000 all together and 500 are graduate students.

Despite it being a small college, you’ll be able to accumulate college credits via dual credits, credit for life experiences, and advanced placement (AP) credits.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting City: Small
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 13:1
Graduation Rate 60%
Year Founded 1937

Student Enrollment

Total Students2,992


Undergraduate Student

Male 830
Female 1,611

Graduate Student

Male 187
Female 364

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Male 408
Female 852


Male 306
Female 639

Acceptance Rate75%

Male 75%
Female 75%

Enrollment 265

Male 120
Female 145
Application Fee NA
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered But Not Required
High School Transcripts NA
College Prep Courses Recommended
Recommendations Considered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline Rolling
Common Application Accepted No

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

When you pay for school, you don’t just pay for tuition. You also pay for books, supplies, room and board, and other various fees. These, put all together, are your total cost. At Madonna University, on-campus students and their families pay $35,670, as of a recent academic year.

Luckily, many families don’t end up having to pay the full amount. There are plenty of options for financial aid at the federal, state, and even institutional level. After financial aid is applied, what is left of the total cost is the average net price. In a recent academic year, this was $17,444. Even better, depending on your parents’ income, you may pay still less. Families earning between $30,001 to $48,000 tend to pay around $16,625 and families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 pay around $20,848. As you can see, because the amount of financial aid available depends on your family’s income, what you end up paying after financial aid depends on that as well.

As a freshman, you are likely to qualify for financial aid. A total of 96% of a recent freshman class received an average amount of $14,003 in grants or scholarships. The same percentage of students received, on average, $11,284 in institutional grants and scholarships.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $17,444
Average Total Aid $14,003
Students Receiving Financial Aid 97%
Room & Board $11,450

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $23,100
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $23,100
  • Books and Supplies - $1,360
  • Room & Board - $11,450
  • Other - $2,690


Going to college puts you into an environment that you may never have experienced before. At some point you’ll decide if you want to stay at Madonna University or transfer out. If you decide to stay, you’ll be part of the 76% retention rate. This high rate lets you know that most students appreciate their classes, professors, and the general culture of the school.

Unfortunately, the 4-year graduation rate is somewhat low at 37%. A longer graduation rate is becoming more common all across the country, but that’s still significantly below the national average for a 4-year graduation. However, the 6-year graduation rate is significantly higher at 70%, which is actually above the national average.

You may find that you can’t attend a class you signed up for in-person if you take on an internship or job. Do you drop the class and hope you’ll be able to get into a section a year or so from now? There are other options you can discuss with your advisor. Madonna University offers evening classes, so you could switch to a section you’re able to attend. Or you may be able to take advantage of distance education (online programs, as well as individual classes).

The most popular degree programs offered are business, management, marketing, and related support services; health professions and related programs; homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services; education; and family and consumer sciences/human sciences.

Student Population Total

Student Population 2,992

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 144 Total Graduates / 25%
International Business/Trade/Commerce 80 Graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 43 Graduates
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 10 Graduates
Accounting 7 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 135 Total Graduates / 23%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 114 Graduates
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 12 Graduates
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 8 Graduates
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 100 Total Graduates / 17%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 84 Graduates
Forensic Science and Technology 8 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 8 Graduates
All Biological & Biomedical Majors 29 Total Graduates / 5%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 24 Graduates
Biomedical Sciences, General 5 Graduates
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 19 Total Graduates / 3%
Child Development 12 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 3 Graduates
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 2 Graduates
Adult Development and Aging 1 Graduates
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management 1 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 26%

Outcome & Salary

After graduation, you’ll be ready to find a job in your career field. Graduate’s average early career salaries are around $44,300 and their mid-career salaries go up to $77,700.

The average 4-year cost of education at Madonna University is $122,000. This number can help you figure out your likely return on investment (ROI). A graduate’s 20-year projected ROI, after the 4-year cost of their education has been subtracted, is $1,330,634.

Think about the high school graduate who decides to find a job rather than go to college. Their national average salary is $38,792. After 10 years, their projected income is $387,920 and, after working for 20 years, their projected income rises to $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $44,300
College Grads Average Salary $62,341
College Grads Mid Career Salary $77,700
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $623,410
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,400,410
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $69,776
10 Year Projected ROI $553,634
20 Year Projected ROI $1,330,634
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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