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Wisconsin Lutheran College recognized by U.S.News & World Report and Forbes.com

WLC continues to be ranked as one of America’s best colleges.

Date Posted: August 22, 2008 

MILWAUKEE – For the seventh consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report ranked Wisconsin Lutheran College as one of America’s Best Colleges. Wisconsin Lutheran College is listed in the top three tiers of liberal arts schools for the second year. Just five other Wisconsin colleges share this title.

This year, the magazine ranked the top 265 liberal arts colleges. The liberal arts classification is defined as focusing almost exclusively on undergraduate education and awarding at least 50 percent of degrees in the art and science fields. Other factors considered in the ranking include graduation rate, ACT percentile, class size and percentage of full time faculty.

In addition, Forbes.com recently released its inaugural rankings of America’s Best Colleges. In this report, the Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranked 569 undergraduate institutions. The Forbes list ranked schools based on the quality of the education and student achievement.

Wisconsin Lutheran College, along with several other Wisconsin private colleges, ranked much higher than larger state schools. WLC ranked 162 of the 569 schools nationwide. According to Forbes, "Small liberal arts schools shine in our rankings, probably due to both the quality of their faculty and the personal attention they can provide."

"It’s an honor to be included on both lists," says Dr. John Kolander, Provost of Wisconsin Lutheran College. "The characteristics of our academic program combined with the Christ-centered setting, provides students the opportunity to excel at Wisconsin Lutheran."

To view the complete lists of rankings, visit the U.S. News Web site at usnews.com and go to the Best Liberal Arts Colleges; visit Forbes.com and see America’s Best Colleges 2008. 

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