Wisconsin Lutheran College

Organization Description: Established in 1973, Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is a Christian college. The college was ranked among the top twenty colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past 17 years and offers 38 undergraduate majors and five pre-professional programs. WLC prepares its students to be Christian leaders in their chosen fields and in all aspects of their lives. With a 11:1 student-faculty ratio, class sizes are small and students receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty and professors. Students have countless opportunities for co-curricular involvement in community service roles, undergraduate research projects, NCAA Division III athletics, fine arts, clubs, and organizations.


Primary Focus: Christian Leadership Program


Lutheran Affiliation: WELS



Operating Budget: $46,436,000


Programs: The Christian Leadership Certificate Program is an emerging program for undergraduate students who are engaged in long-term, intentional service and leadership opportunities. Admission to the program depends on specific academic, service, and character criteria. Experiential opportunities include workshops, mentorships, independent leadership initiatives, and service activities. Students are required to meet certain benchmarks and reflect upon their experiences through a portfolio. Successful completion of the program results in a Christian Leadership Certificate conferred in their senior year.


WLC firmly believes that in order to create systemic change, the problem (lack of Christian servant leaders) must be approached holistically. The thread of intentional Christian Leadership is woven through every student experience with faculty and staff members, courses, and co-curricular opportunities.


Who is Served:

  • Total enrollment: 1,091

  • Undergraduate student demographics: 34 states and 2 foreign countries

  • Undergraduate student population: 97% are 18-22 years old

  • Freshman profile: 3.52 average high school GPA and 23.5 average ACT

  • Financial assistance: 99% of full-time traditional undergraduate students are awarded financial aid

Location: 8800 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226


Website: https://www.wlc.edu/About-WLC/