Why Madonna?

Founded: 1937
Location: Livonia, Michigan
President: Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D.
Motto: Sapientia Desursum - "Wisdom from Above"
Colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Crusaders
Students: About 2,040 undergraduate | About 404 graduate
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1 student-faculty ratio


  • Associate and bachelor's degrees in more than 100 career-focused majors
  • Graduate School delivers more than 30 master's programs and doctoral degrees in Education and Nursing
  • Celebrates more than 60 years of excellence in nursing education
  • First in the country to offer a bachelor's degree in Sign Language Studies
  • 23 new academic programs since 2015

Undergrad Tuition: $27,360 full-time tuition for 24-36 credits, nursing credits and room and board extra

Campus Locations: Livonia (main campus) | Gaylord | Macomb | Southfield


  • Madonna University is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC), the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
  • 22 men’s and women’s varsity teams
  • More than 650 student-athletes participate in intercollegiate sports each year
  • Fall 2021 student-athlete cumulative GPA: 3.08 
  • 17 WHAC Conference Championships/27 NAIA National Tournament Appearances
  • 18 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
  • 208 NAIA-Daktronics Scholar Athletes
  • 443 WHAC All-Academic Selections