Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Wisconsin Lutheran College is one of the 33 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Wisconsin. Its campus is small in size and located in Milwaukee. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

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 students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

WLC's in-state tuition for 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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

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.

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 14
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1008 to 1278
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$750/credit
In State Students$750/credit
Out of State Students$750/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$545/credit
In State Students$545/credit
Out of State Students$545/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $33,750 $33,750 $33,750
ADN 70 $52,500 $52,500 $52,500
BSN 125 $93,750 $93,750 $93,750
FNP 50 $27,250 $27,250 $27,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 29% $3,851
Other Federal Grant 13% $802
State Grant & Scholarships 31% $3,061
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $15,854
Federal Student Loans 80% $5,638
Private Loans 12% $11,249


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$24,900

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.

Wisconsin Lutheran College
8800 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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