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About Madonna University

Founded: 1937
Location: Livonia, Michigan
President: Michael Grandillo, Ph.D.
Motto: Sapientia Desursum - "Wisdom from Above"
Colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Crusader
Students: About 3,200 undergraduate | About 1,200 graduate
Faculty: 123 faculty members | 12:1 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 one doctoral program
  • Celebrated 50 years of nursing education in 2013
  • First in the country to offer a bachelor's degree in Sign Language Studies
  • Only formal University-based program for hospice and palliative studies at the bachelor’s and master's levels

Undergrad Tuition: $19,500 for 30 credits, room and board extra

Campus Locations:
Livonia (main campus) | Gaylord | Macomb | Southwest Detroit, Michigan | Dubai, UAE | China



Higher Learning
Higher Learning

Madonna University receives its institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States, and thereby grants membership in the Commission.

Strategic Plan - Madonna University’s plans for the next 20 years of higher education.

The University has designed a comprehensive assessment plan that measures and reports on student achievement as part of this process. Approval by accrediting agencies and professional organizations exist at international, national, regional and state levels. These organizations have varying cycles of review that can be anywhere from one to 10 years. The following is a list of approvals and accreditation:

Note: Accreditation materials are available for review in the Madonna University Library.