Marquette University delivers nationally recognized programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. One of the nation's top 100 universities, Marquette draws students from all 50 states and 70 countries, and its impact, in the form of its worldwide alumni network and the research and service of its students, faculty and staff, can be felt around the globe.
Located on a campus of approximately 90 acres in the heart of Milwaukee, Marquette has invested nearly $350 million dollars in campus and facility improvements in the last decade, including the state-of-the-art Raynor Library, a new Marquette School of Dentistry, the Al McGuire Center and Zilber Hall, a student services and administration building that opened in January 2010. Currently under construction are the $80 million Eckstein Hall, the future home of the Marquette Law School, and the first phase of a $100 million Discovery Learning Complex for the College of Engineering.
Marquette was recognized in eight categories by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ”Great Colleges to Work For” program, and has received recognition from the Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee and from Milwaukee Magazine as one of the region’s top employers.
Marquette has celebrated remarkable fund raising success in the last several years, including more than $100 million raised in each of two consecutive fiscal years, 2007 and 2008. The extended Marquette community, whether here in Milwaukee or worldwide, shares a passion for the university’s mission of excellence, faith, leadership and service.
Marquette is governed by a 32-member Board of Trustees, which includes seven members of the Society of Jesus. The President serves as a voting member of the Board. The current Board Chair is Darren Jackson, Bus Ad ’86, President and CEO of Advance Auto Parts.