Alverno At a Glance

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U.S. News & World Report ranked Alverno College highest in the state in its “Strong Commitment to Teaching” category, the only Wisconsin college ranked in this category 13 years in a row. Alverno was also named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the Midwest; and was recognized for its ethnically diverse campus, first-year student experience, social mobility, senior capstone experience, economic diversity, service learning and undergraduate nursing.   

In 2017, Alverno College became Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, a national designation that provides access to federal grants and scholarships to not-for-profit institutions of higher learning that serve a significant population of Hispanic students. The designation aligns with Alverno’s mission of and commitment to educating a diverse population of undergraduate women, integral to the College’s success.


Fifty-four percent of undergraduate students come from the city of Milwaukee.

Southeastern Wisconsin counties:* 85%
Other Wisconsin counties: 4% 
Out of state: 10%
International:** 1%

* Includes Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha
**Includes: Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Thailand, Canada and Mexico

Seventy percent of incoming undergraduate students are first-generation college students.

STUDENT PROFILE - Entire student body

Alverno Student Demographics. White - 44%. Hispanic or Latinx - 25%. Black or African Americal - 18%. Asian - 6%. Two or more races - 4%. Nonresident alien - 1%


Alverno graduates apply their knowledge and skills to the local workforce, with 77% of them living and working in Wisconsin.