Wisconsin Lutheran Ranked Highly by U.S. News and World Report for the Second Time in Four Weeks!

Date Posted: September 14, 2007

A Fox 6 News segment featured Vice President Dennis Miller and student Jaimie Waack talking about WLC's national ranking on the list of colleges with low average student debt upon graduation. (September 17, 2007)

Milwaukee – Wisconsin Lutheran made the list again. Just four weeks ago Wisconsin Lutheran College was nationally ranked as one of the best Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in its America’s Best Colleges. This time, Wisconsin Lutheran is again nationally ranked but as one of the Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News and World Report having the least debt load for graduating students.

The data in this issue weighs the average cumulative amount borrowed by those students who incurred debt. Wisconsin Lutheran is in the company of such esteemed schools as Harvard, Yale, Williams College, Mass., and Swarthmore College, Penn. And Wisconsin Lutheran is one of only three colleges from the Midwest to make the list and significantly, the only one from Wisconsin.

“Academic excellence has always been a foundational premise of Wisconsin Lutheran College,” according to John Kolander, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We are honored to be compared with other distinguished institutions. It is also reassuring to see our students, on average, will not have a significant financial burden to carry after graduation. These reports support our belief that Wisconsin Lutheran College is an excellent educational value. ”

For more information on the recent Wisconsin Lutheran College rankings or to schedule an interview, contact Tammy Heckendorf, associate director of marketing and media, at (414) 443-8790 or e-mail

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.