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WLC Sets Enrollment Records

November 7, 2018

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WLC Sets Freshman Enrollment and Campus Records

MILWAUKEE, WI -  Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) announces a record-breaking fall term. For the 2018-2019 academic year, WLC enrolled 292 freshmen, the college's highest ever freshman enrollment, which resulted in a record number of students living on campus. WLC also reported that a record 45% of students are participating in one or more of WLC's 18 intercollegiate varsity sports this academic year.

Freshman enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran College increased by 26% compared to the same time period in 2017. Wisconsin's UW System has reported an overall decrease in enrollment. Wisconsin Lutheran College is one of 24 members of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU).

2018 WLC sign in fall

“Wisconsin Lutheran College has been truly blessed at a time when higher education is facing some enormous challenges,” said Dr. Daniel W. Johnson, President of Wisconsin Lutheran College. “We continue to attract bright, talented young men and women because of our robust and nationally recognized academic offerings, a commitment to faculty-student mentorships, hands-on research opportunities, and exceptional student life experiences.”

Over the past 10 years, Wisconsin Lutheran College has grown its enrollment by more than 79%. Factors contributing to the increase include the establishment of new  majors, new athletic offerings, and the development of an accelerated Adult Degree Completion program and a Master of Arts program.

Most recently, WLC has forged partnerships with renowned colleges and universities to provide dual-degree opportunities for students. Dual-degree affiliations allow students to earn two degrees, an undergraduate degree from WLC and graduate degree from another college or university. Many programs offer students the ability to condense their time in school compared to traditional programs, which saves them money on tuition costs, and allows them to enter the workplace sooner. The dual-degree programs at WLC include, but are not limited to, a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Marquette University Law School, a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) from Rosalind Franklin University, a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from Illinois College of Optometry, a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree, or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.