Marquette University is a private, Catholic research university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1881 by the Society of Jesus and has an enrollment of about 12,000 students. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in various fields, including business, law, engineering, health sciences, communication, and social sciences. Marquette University is committed to academic excellence, faith, leadership, and service. The university's mission is to provide a transformative education that is grounded in the Jesuit tradition of formation of the whole person and that emphasizes faith, leadership, and service in the world.