Wisconsin Lutheran College

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School Overview

Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is a four-year higher education institution the offers an undergraduate liberal arts education. While the college is affiliated with the Luthern Church, it accepts students of any faith. With just over 1000 students, WLC is considered a relatively small four-year college. Notwithstanding, it offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate bachelor degree programs for its students. Majors at WLC include Art, Biology, Social Sciences, Business, Cultural Studies, Environmental studies, Mathematics, Sports Science, among many others.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools to award bachelor and master degrees. The large majority of the degrees offered at WLC are bachelor’s degrees, but the school does offer a Master of Arts in Education (MA-ED) program. For students who are in a hurry to get through school, WLC offers an accelerated degree completion program in Business Leadership ad Management.

General Information

Admission Office

8800 West Bluemound Road

Milwaukee, WI 53226-4699

(414) 443-8811

Fax: (414) 443-8547

Contact: Craig Swiontek

Director of Admissions
Main Address

8800 West Bluemound Road

Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 443-8800


Total undergrads: 753

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 225

Degree-seeking undergrads: 707


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Chinese Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B


Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General 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.

Wisconsin Lutheran College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (414) 443-8800
Website: www.wlc.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://admissions.wlc.edu/apply/
Address: 8800 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226-4699
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,148
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 973 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $30,850
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,850
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,619

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

Wisconsin Lutheran College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 3109
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 4509

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wisconsin Lutheran 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 $30,850
Out-of-state $30,850
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,810
Out-of-state $9,810

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 292 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 292 100% $20,619
Student loan aid 225 77% $7,598

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 975 90% $18,553
Federal student loans 802 74% $6,333

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Wisconsin Lutheran 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 Wisconsin Lutheran College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 751 366 385
Percent admitted 100% 86% 92%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 26% 31%

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

Wisconsin Lutheran College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,148
Undergraduate enrollment 1,003
Graduate enrollment 145

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

Wisconsin Lutheran 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

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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