The Lutheran colleges in Wisconsin are all ranked well by different organizations. This article will look at the cost of attending one of these colleges, as we as some of the academic offerings.
Lutheran schools in Wisconsin range in size and cost. The following table compares some statistics from these three colleges.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Milwaukee, WI||$29,140|
|Concordia University-Wisconsin||4-year, private not-for-profit||Mequon, WI||$28,600|
|Carthage College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Kenosha, WI||$41,950|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Wisconsin Lutheran School Overview
The following three Lutheran colleges place an emphasis on the spiritual life of students on-campus and in academics. Whether you are looking for a wider selection of athletics or clubs and organizations, these schools have options.
Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC)
Students at Wisconsin Lutheran College have more than fifteen opportunities each week to strengthen their relationship with God through Bible studies, Vespers, Chapel services, and ministry retreats. Along with campus events, students can participate in services throughout the world, evangelizing while helping others. Niche.com selected WLC as the best Christian College in Wisconsin and #2 out of all Wisconsin colleges for best dorm. For the 2018 year, U.S. News & World Report named WLC as the 14th best valued school in the Midwest. There are residence halls and apartments on campus, and the Courtyard Café provides each student with 175 meal swipes per semester. A meal swipe counts as one meal and can be used any time throughout the week. WLC offers over 50 programs and areas of study for undergraduates. Some are dual programs that provide students the chance to earn the top degree in their field, such as the Chiropractic dual degree that can be completed in just over six years and results in a BS in Biology (or Sport and Exercise Science) and a Doctor of Chiropractic.
The online program at Concordia University-Wisconsin is well ranked, with the master's in teaching and learning earning best in the state by Geteducated.com, and fifth best online MBA in Management Information Systems in the nation by TheBestSchools.org. Along with the online opportunities, Concordia has degree programs at all levels, including certificates. As of the 2015-2016 school year, 98% of students received financial aid assistance. Chapel services are available every day of the week, and ministry/service opportunities extend from the campus to the community and even the world. There are eight residence halls to choose from, and roughly 91% of freshmen live on campus. For those wanting to get involved in athletics, Concordia has 30 different men's and women's NCAA Division III teams, including teams in dance, shooting, lacrosse, volleyball, track, acrobatics, and cheerleading.
Carthage College has about 150 organizations, clubs and social fraternities/sororities from which to choose. The selection is as diverse as the population, with clubs like the Carthage Pokemon League, Draft (the graphic design club), Model UN, the Meditation Club, and One (an activist club dedicated to global aids and extreme poverty). Carthage has over 50 undergraduate majors and the opportunity to self-design your major if they do not offer what you are looking for academically. Forbes names Carthage College one of the top 12 undergraduate colleges in Wisconsin. Students can choose from seven residence halls or on-campus apartments. A new residence hall opens in Fall 2018. On campus, several services and fellowship opportunities are available to get students engaged in the faith community.