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WLC Named One of Nation's Most Affordable Private Colleges

August 3, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Lutheran College has been named a best college and one of the most affordable private colleges in the nation by MONEY Magazine, a Time Inc. publication.

The 2016 list of Most Affordable Private Colleges ranks WLC 13th in the nation and first among private institutions in Wisconsin. WLC is the only school in the state to be ranked in the top 25.

MONEY's ranking considers high quality private schools scoring best for affordability. Colleges listed in the ranking generally offer generous financial aid packages, allowing students to avoid burdensome debt upon graduation. All ranked colleges fall within the top half of MONEY's overall rankings, highlighting excellence in educational quality and alumni success.

“We're committed to transforming lives through a commitment to academic excellence in a faith-affirming community,” states Dr. Daniel W. Johnson, president of Wisconsin Lutheran College. “Our affordability is intentional, as we provide more than $12 million in scholarships to students each year, with a goal to impact lives and educate the next generation of Christian servant leaders for success in nearly any career field.”

The 2016 MONEY rankings were published on July 11. Sources for the data include the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, and MONEY Magazine's internal calculations. MONEY considered approximately 2,000 four-year colleges for their overall rankings and screened out those that had graduation rates below the national median, were facing financial difficulties, or had fewer than 500 undergraduates enrolled. This resulted in a list of the country's 705 best four-year colleges and universities, of which Wisconsin Lutheran College was included.

“We're humbled and blessed to be able to offer exceptional value in higher education at an affordable cost,” Johnson said. “Our commitment to reaching as many students as possible, providing an opportunity to attend a private Christian college, is unwavering.”

Direct media inquiries to Jim Brandt, vice president of enrollment and marketing, 414.443.8866, jim.brandt@wlc.edu.