Wisconsin Lutheran College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,406
3.39% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,836
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.61%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.2%
751 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,148
80.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.5%
150 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 (40 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees), and Registered Nursing (21 degrees).

In 2019, 318 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wisconsin Lutheran College. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (270 degrees), 19.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $30,406, which is $3,126 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $30,406, which is $3,126 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,836.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,406
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College was $30,406. The cost of tuition at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $3,126 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$21,836
2019 Value
0.289%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wisconsin Lutheran College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,836. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wisconsin Lutheran College grew by 0.289%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,521
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wisconsin Lutheran College was of $8,521 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.74% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Wisconsin Lutheran College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2018, when 92% 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.
5.61%
2017 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wisconsin Lutheran College was 5.61%, which represents 22 out of the 392 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 751 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 22.5% annual decline. Out of those 751 applicants, 670 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,148 students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2019, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an overall enrollment yield of 31.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
670
Accepted Out of 751

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wisconsin Lutheran College was 89.2% (670 admissions from 751 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −22.5%, while admissions declined by −14%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
21
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wisconsin Lutheran College has a total enrollment of 1,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 920 students and the part-time enrollment is 228. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wisconsin Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 7.06% Hispanic or Latino, 5.66% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.436% 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 most commonly White Female (48%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (40%), followed by White Female (40%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 920 and the part-time enrollment is 228. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2019 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 76%. 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
    928
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    81
  3. Black or African American
    65

The enrolled student population at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 80.8% White, 7.06% Hispanic or Latino, 5.66% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.436% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 13 students (1.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 52 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 (270 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees) and Registered Nursing (21 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 Education (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), and Communications (21 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 (1,585,560 people), Secondary school teachers (596,822 people), Physicians (414,274 people), Education administrators (326,492 people), and Other managers (326,144 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Education (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Communications (21 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and History (5 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Education (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Communications (21 degrees), Biology (28 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 (3,043,212 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (630,332 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (599,286 people), Offices of physicians (246,046 people), and Computer Systems Design (208,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Education (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Communications (21 degrees), Biology (28 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.
Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wisconsin Lutheran College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 40 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

133
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
185
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 133 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College, which is 0.719 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (185).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Wisconsin Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.75 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 2.33 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 50% of students graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wisconsin Lutheran College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    270 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white (270 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

0.943% 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
    161 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    109 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wisconsin Lutheran College is white female (161 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (109 degrees).

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Operations

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at nearly $36.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $574k (1.57%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Wisconsin Lutheran College had a total salary expenditure of $31.7M. Wisconsin Lutheran College employs 23 Assistant professors, 18 Professors, and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Wisconsin Lutheran College are Male Assistant professors (15), Male Professors(12), and Male Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College are: Management, with 30 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 20 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.6M
2019 Endowment
5.87%
growth from 2018

Wisconsin Lutheran College has an endowment valued at about $36.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wisconsin Lutheran College grew 5.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.07M 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. $75.3k - Local

As of 2019, Wisconsin Lutheran College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $75.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2019 Salaries
0.315%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($31.7M) and a 0.315% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.14% growth from 2017 and a 1.32% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.9M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wisconsin Lutheran College paid a total of $3.9M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) 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
30 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Professor with 18 employees; and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College were Management with 30 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wisconsin Lutheran College was Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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