Wisconsin Lutheran College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,210
2.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,682
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.32%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.8%
1,474 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,086
89.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.1%
153 Graduates

About

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wisconsin Lutheran College were General Biological Sciences (26 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (23 degrees), and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2022, 293 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wisconsin Lutheran College. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (247 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $33,210, which is $4,880 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $33,210, which is $4,880 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,682.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Wisconsin Lutheran College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,210
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College was $33,210. The cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $4,880 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$22,682
2022 Value
4.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wisconsin Lutheran College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,682. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wisconsin Lutheran College grew by 4.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,499
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wisconsin Lutheran College was of $9,499 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.24% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Wisconsin Lutheran College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.32%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wisconsin Lutheran College was 1.32%, which represents 5 out of the 378 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wisconsin Lutheran College received 1,474 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.14% annual growth. Out of those 1,474 applicants, 1,383 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,086 students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,383
Accepted Out of 1,474

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wisconsin Lutheran College was 93.8% (1,383 admissions from 1,474 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.14%, while admissions grew by 3.52%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
16
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wisconsin Lutheran College had a total enrollment of 1,086 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 969 students and the part-time enrollment is 117. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wisconsin Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.1% White, 8.84% Hispanic or Latino, 6.91% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 1.38% Asian, 0.0921% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0921% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.6%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (80%), followed by White Male (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 969 and the part-time enrollment is 117. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wisconsin Lutheran College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wisconsin Lutheran College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    794 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    96 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    75 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 73.1% White, 8.84% Hispanic or Latino, 6.91% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 1.38% Asian, 0.0921% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0921% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 59 students (5.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 43 more women than men received degrees from Wisconsin Lutheran College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College is General Biological Sciences (26 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (23 degrees) and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wisconsin Lutheran College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), and History (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,670,116 people), Secondary school teachers (556,081 people), Physicians (423,121 people), Education administrators (299,780 people), and Postsecondary teachers (252,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), History (6 degrees), Education (51 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), History (6 degrees), Education (51 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,002,758 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (612,538 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (574,650 people), Offices of physicians (232,332 people), and Outpatient care centers (165,270 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), History (6 degrees), Education (51 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College was General Biological Sciences with 26 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

125
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
168
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 125 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College, which is 0.744 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (168).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.3 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Registered Nursing. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 51% of students graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wisconsin Lutheran College is Male and Two or More Races (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    247 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    142 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white female (142 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (105 degrees).

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Operations

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at nearly $43.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.48%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Wisconsin Lutheran College had a total salary expenditure of 34.2M. Wisconsin Lutheran College employs 29 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors and 14 Professors. Most academics at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Male Assistant professor (16), Female Assistant professor (13), and Male Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College are: Management, with 30 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

Endowment

$43.9M
2022 Endowment
5.36%
decline from 2021

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at about $43.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wisconsin Lutheran College declined 5.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.41M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.5M
2022 Salaries
3.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a median of $11.5M in salaries, which represents 33.6% of their overall expenditure ($34.2M) and a 3.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.92M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a total of $3.92M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Assistant professor with 29 employees, Associate professor with 15 employees, and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Management with 30 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College was Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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