Silver Lake College

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School Overview

Silver Lake College (SLC) is a four-year liberal arts college that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. The college’s main campus is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. It was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity (a Congregation of Roman Catholic apostolic women) in 1885 as a two-year academy and preparatory schools. In 1935, the institution began offering four-year bachelor’s degrees and its name was changed to Holy Family College. In 1969, the institution became coeducational and in 1972 it was renamed Sliver Lake college.

Total annual enrollment at Silver Lake College is roughly 1,000, which includes students from the United States and a few foreign countries. While the college started out as an all male institution, today nearly 70% of the student body is female. Silver Lake College offers four-year bachelor’s degree programs in several fields of study and career-oriented disciplines.

In addition to its academic offerings, Silver Lake College is offers a well developed and run intercollegiate athletics program. Currently, the college sponsors four athletic teams (men’s and women’s) in basketball and cross country. There are several intramural sports programs available to all students including dance, ping pong, volleyball, etc. Silver Lake College athletic teams and student athletes compete as part of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

General Information

Admission Office

2406 South Alverno Road

Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319

(920) 686-6175

(800) 236-4752

Fax: (920) 684-7082

Contact: Jane Bishop

Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

2406 South Alverno Road

Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319

(920) 684-6691

Degree-seeking undergrads: 384


Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 47%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B,C
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Holy Family College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (920) 686-6175
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2406 S Alverno Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 448
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 416 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $29,600
Out-of-state Tuition: $29,600
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,036

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Holy Family College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Holy Family College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 84
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Psychology 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 276

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Holy Family College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $29,600
Out-of-state $29,600
Books and supplies $1,176

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,300
Out-of-state $7,300

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 48 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 48 100% $19,036
Student loan aid 38 79% $6,757

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 308 89% $14,538
Federal student loans 186 54% $7,930

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Holy Family College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Holy Family College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 609 358 251
Percent admitted 100% 49% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 13% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Holy Family College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 448
Undergraduate enrollment 323
Graduate enrollment 125

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Holy Family College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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