Wisconsin Lutheran College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,840

3.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,365

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.68%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

90.3%

708 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,114

83.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.5%

175 Graduates

About

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (45 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (19 degrees).

In 2017, 291 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wisconsin Lutheran College. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (236 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $28,840, which is $3,646 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $28,840, which is $3,646 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,365.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,840

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College was $28,840. The cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $3,646 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$21,365

2017 Value

6.05%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wisconsin Lutheran College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,365. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wisconsin Lutheran College grew by 6.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,094

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wisconsin Lutheran College was of $8,094 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 4.13% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Wisconsin Lutheran College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.41% with respect to 2016, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.68%

2016 Default Rate

21

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wisconsin Lutheran College was 5.68%, which represents 21 out of the 370 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Wisconsin Lutheran College received 708 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.6% annual growth. Out of those 708 applicants, 639 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,114 students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2017, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

639

Accepted Out of 708

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wisconsin Lutheran College was 90.3% (639 admissions from 708 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 90.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.6%, while admissions grew by 7.58%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

24

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wisconsin Lutheran College has a total enrollment of 1,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 932 students and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wisconsin Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82% White, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Black or African American, 2.6% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48%), followed by White Male (34.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (63.6%), followed by White Male (36.4%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 932 and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wisconsin Lutheran College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    914

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    69

  3. Black or African American

    57

The enrolled student population at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 82% White, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Black or African American, 2.6% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 9 students (0.808%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 67 more women than men received degrees from Wisconsin Lutheran College. The majority of degree recipients at Wisconsin Lutheran College are white (236 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (45 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (19 degrees).

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), Education (65 degrees), and History (7 degrees).

Workforce

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 (2,045,565 people), Physicians (405,841 people), Secondary school teachers (362,050 people), Education administrators (315,748 people), and Other managers (301,261 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Education (65 degrees), History (7 degrees), Communications (23 degrees), and Biology (20 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Education (65 degrees), History (7 degrees), Communications (23 degrees), and Biology (20 degrees).

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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 (3,048,546 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (625,606 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (612,736 people), Offices of physicians (220,402 people), and Computer Systems Design (177,477 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Education (65 degrees), History (7 degrees), Communications (23 degrees), and Biology (20 degrees).

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Degrees

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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 112

  2. 179

In 2017, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College, which is 0.626 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 2.21 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wisconsin Lutheran College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.571% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    236 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white (236 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

1.03% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    149 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    87 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white female (149 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (87 degrees).

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Operations

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at nearly $32.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.77M (11.4%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Wisconsin Lutheran College had a total salary expenditure of $32.1M. Wisconsin Lutheran College employs 29 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Male Assistant professors (18), Male Professors(11), and Female Assistant professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College are: Management, with 32 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 18 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.9M

2017 Endowment

16.8%

growth from 2016

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at about $32.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wisconsin Lutheran College grew 16.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.18M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $67.2k - Local

As of 2017, Wisconsin Lutheran College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $67.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11M

2017 Salaries

1.32%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a median of $11M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($32.1M) and a 1.32% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.96% growth from 2015 and a 1.43% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.53M

Instructional Salaries

64

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a total of $3.53M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Management with 32 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College was Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

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