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IPEDS ID: 240338
OPE ID: 02136600
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Wisconsin Lutheran College
8800 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226-4699
General information:  (414) 443-8800
Website:  wlc.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,114 (1,000 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Admissionswlc.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewlc.edu/apply/
Financial Aidwlc.edu/fa/
Net Price Calculatorwlc.edu/NetPriceCalculator/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswlc.edu/military-friendly/
Disability Serviceswlc.edu/Support-Services/
Mission Statement
  www.wlc.edu/About-WLC/
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or lessView note
Please visit http://www.wlc.edu/Support-Services/ for more information about services available to students with disabilities.
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty603
Instructional603
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$24,770$25,960$27,040$27,9843.5%
Books and supplies$700$700$700$7000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,830$8,900$9,250$9,6204.0%
Other$2,030$2,145$2,146$2,1460.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,740$6,358$6,296$6,5684.3%
Other$6,220$5,272$5,434$5,6664.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,074$3,206$3,222$3,4306.5%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$36,330$37,705$39,136$40,4503.4%
Off Campus$37,430$38,290$39,470$40,9183.7%
Off Campus with Family$28,544$29,866$30,962$32,1143.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Tuition$9,450
Fees$0
  • In Fall 2016, the average financial aid package of first-year freshmen who were determined to have need was $22,294. Please use our Net Price Calculator (http://www.wlc.edu/Net-Price-Calculator/) to estimate how much aid you may qualify for. For the list of all merit scholarships WLC offers to traditional undergraduate students, please visit http://www.wlc.edu/Merit-Awards-and-Scholarships/.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1267100%————
Grant or scholarship aid267100%$4,874,736$18,257
Federal grants9435%$423,093$4,501
Pell grants9435%$394,781$4,200
Other federal grants4517%$28,312$629
State/local government grant or scholarships10539%$284,466$2,709
Institutional grants or scholarships267100%$4,167,177$15,607
Student loan aid21480%$1,414,603$6,610
Federal student loans21279%$1,164,771$5,494
Other student loans2610%$249,832$9,609
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid194388%$14,753,083$15,645
Pell grants33231%$1,313,523$3,956
Federal student loans80875%$5,296,208$6,555
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$19,202$19,748$20,146
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$14,592$14,512$15,493
$30,001 – $48,000$15,001$14,615$15,715
$48,001 – $75,000$15,216$16,559$16,300
$75,001 – $110,000$20,521$20,039$20,917
$110,001 and more$24,734$24,490$24,257
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment1,114
Undergraduate enrollment1,000
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment55
Graduate enrollment114
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 85%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 71%
Out-of-state: 29%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 6%
Part-time: 94%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 48%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 31%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants658292366
Percent admitted90%87%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled38%39%38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT136%
ACT22197%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490600
SAT Math530650
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2028
ACT Math2027
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 79 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 47%
Female: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 67%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 46%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 40%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 61%
Received award in 8 years: 62%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 31%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 44%
Received award in 8 years: 44%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 44%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry7--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General16--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1--
Category total24--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting0--
Business Administration and Management, General34--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other51d--
Category total85d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other6--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12--
Category total18--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science5--
Category total5--
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--1
Art Teacher Education0--
Curriculum and Instruction-2d-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching32d-
Education, General3--
Education, Other1--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8d-
Educational/Instructional Technology-5d-
Elementary Education and Teaching93d-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education01d-
Secondary Education and Teaching32d-
Special Education and Teaching, General0--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--1d
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels00d-
Category total1923d2d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total1--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature0--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other1--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total3--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse20--
Category total20--
History
History, General3--
Category total3--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1--
Category total1--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3--
Category total3--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1--
Environmental Studies1--
Category total2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7--
Category total7--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0--
Religion/Religious Studies3--
Category total3--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1--
Physics, General1--
Category total2--
Psychology
Psychology, General20--
Category total20--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General7--
Category total7--
Social Sciences
Physical and Biological Anthropology3--
Social Sciences, General0--
Category total3--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General4--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0--
Design and Visual Communications, General2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Music, General3--
Category total12--
Grand total238232
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 20
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,572
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined4246
Baseball23
Basketball2217
Football103
Golf118
Soccer3017
Softball30
Tennis1110
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1987 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels(!)9/19/2011 - 10/26/2016Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2
Rape00
Fondling10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1132
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2
Rape00
Fondling10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary112
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate3.7%3.3%3.0%
Number in default1187
Number in repayment290241227
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)