Wisconsin Lutheran College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,734

3.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,146

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.59%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

90.3%

658 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,114

82.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

61.4%

151 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 (51 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees), and General Psychology (22 degrees).

In 2016, 294 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wisconsin Lutheran College. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (253 degrees), 16.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $27,734, which is $3,319 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $27,734, which is $3,319 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,146.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,734

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College was $27,734. The cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $3,319 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$20,146

2016 Value

2.02%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Wisconsin Lutheran College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,146. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Wisconsin Lutheran College grew by 2.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,773

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wisconsin Lutheran College was of $7,773 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 1.89% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Wisconsin Lutheran College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.12% with respect to 2015, when 89% 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.

5.59%

2015 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Wisconsin Lutheran College was 5.59%, which represents 20 out of the 358 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 658 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.32% annual decline. Out of those 658 applicants, 594 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,114 students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2016, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an overall enrollment yield of 38.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

594

Accepted Out of 658

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wisconsin Lutheran College was 90.3% (594 admissions from 658 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 91.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -7.32%, while admissions declined by -8.9%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

13

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2016 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 922 students and the part-time enrollment is 192. This means that 82.8% 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, 5.48% Hispanic or Latino, 4.94% Black or African American, 2.96% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.18% 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 (49%), followed by White Male (34.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.1%), followed by Two or More Races Female (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%

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 922 and the part-time enrollment is 192. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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 (74%), 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

    913

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    61

  3. Black or African American

    55

The enrolled student population at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 82% White, 5.48% Hispanic or Latino, 4.94% Black or African American, 2.96% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.18% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 22 students (1.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 34 more women than men received degrees from Wisconsin Lutheran College. The majority of degree recipients at Wisconsin Lutheran College are white (253 degrees awarded). There were 16.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees) and General Psychology (22 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 Communications (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Education (50 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 (2,020,319 people), Physicians & surgeons (410,870 people), Secondary school teachers (359,283 people), Miscellaneous managers (340,850 people), and Education administrators (316,384 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Communications (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Education (50 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

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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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Communications (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Education (50 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and History (5 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 (3,022,505 people), Hospitals (611,952 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (590,367 people), Offices of physicians (188,323 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (182,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Communications (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Education (50 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and History (5 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 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 130

  2. 164

In 2016, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College, which is 0.793 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (164).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 4.14 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.13 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 49% of students graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wisconsin Lutheran College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.32% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    253 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white (253 degrees awarded). There were 16.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    138 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    115 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white female (138 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (115 degrees).

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Operations

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at nearly $28.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.17M (4.05%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Wisconsin Lutheran College had a total expenditure of $31.1M. Of that $31.1M, they spent $10.9M on salaries and $31.1M on benefits.

Wisconsin Lutheran College employs 23 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Male Assistant professors (15), Male Professors(12), and Female Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College are: Management, with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.9M

2015 Endowment

9.25%

growth from 2014

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at about $28.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Wisconsin Lutheran College grew 9.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.71M 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. $34.4k - Local

As of 2015, Wisconsin Lutheran College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $34.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$10.9M

Salary Expenditure

$31.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Wisconsin Lutheran College had a total expenditure of $31.1M. Of that $31.1M, they spent $10.9M on salaries and $31.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Wisconsin Lutheran College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.9M

2015 Salaries

1.43%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a median of $10.9M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($31.1M) and a 1.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.015% decline from 2013 and a 3.03% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.63M

Instructional Salaries

66

Number of Employees

In 2015, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a total of $3.63M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Associate professor with 15 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Management with 35 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College was Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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

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