Wisconsin Lutheran College
Wisconsin Lutheran College is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Milwaukee.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,114 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 232 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 183 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 67% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
WLC's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,840, and fees were $300. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,840 and $300 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students1,114|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Wisconsin Lutheran College nursing program is designed to enable students to earn a BSN degree. The program is accredited by the Commission ob Collegiate Nursing Education.
Nursing students will be offered clinical practice experiences in a range of setting in the community including in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or nearby Froedtert Hospital.
- At least 30 credits of college level coursework completed (Sophomore Standing)
- Complete Nursing pre-requisite with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (completed with the last ten years)
- Certified Nursing Assistant certification
- CPR certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the nursing program
- Criminal background check to be completed every year for any healthcare position to be completed before application to the program and to be repeated periodically as required by clinical sites (students who fail the background check will be dismissed from the Nursing program)
- Complete the college’s health requirements, to meet documentation of immunization for Hepatitis B, measles, mumps, varicella and rubella and a negative Mantoux test to be maintained every clinical year.
- One page personal statement for choosing the nursing program including long range goals and personal characteristics.
Students will be required to maintain a ‘C’ grade or higher to progress in the program.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/26/2012 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1008 to 1278|
|ACT||20 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$750/credit|
|In State Students||$750/credit|
|Out of State Students||$750/credit|
|In District Students||$545/credit|
|In State Students||$545/credit|
|Out of State Students||$545/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Wisconsin Lutheran College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$802|
|State Grant & Scholarships||31%||$3,061|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$15,854|
|Federal Student Loans||80%||$5,638|
$21,365Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,263|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,082|
|$48,001 to $75,000$16,226|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,509|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.