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Wisconsin Lutheran ranked as one of America's Best Colleges for 2012

WLC is the only Wisconsin school on the "25 Colleges with the Best Professors in 2011" list

Date Posted: September 13, 2011
Updated: February 3, 2012

MILWAUKEE – For the tenth consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report rates Wisconsin Lutheran College as one of America's Best Colleges. Wisconsin Lutheran College is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges.

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For 2012, the magazine includes 182 national liberal arts colleges in the top tier. Schools in the liberal arts classification emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences.

In addition, Forbes.com includes Wisconsin Lutheran College on its 2011 list of America's Top Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP). The CCAP ranks 650 undergraduate institutions focusing on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates, and low levels of debt.

Wisconsin Lutheran also is included in Washington Monthly's 2011 liberal arts college rankings, which rates schools based on three categories: social mobility, research, and service.

2012 Best Colleges

Follow the links for more information about the U.S.News & World Report 2012 list of America's Best Colleges, the 2011 Forbes.com list of America's Top Colleges, and Washington Monthly’s 2011 college rankings.

Using statistics compiled for Forbes’ annual college rankings, CBS MoneyWatch released its "25 Colleges with the Best Professors in 2011" list. WLC ranks 18th out of 650 schools evaluated and was the only Wisconsin school to appear in the top 25.

Top-scoring schools were largely liberal arts colleges, including WLC, which can be attributed to small class sizes and individualized attention from professors whose primary focus is teaching. The complete article by education writer Lynn O'Shaughnessy is available here.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.

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