Wisconsin Lutheran in top 20 of best colleges

August 18, 2006

US News 2007 BadgeMILWAUKEE - For the fifth consecutive year, Wisconsin Lutheran College has been ranked among the best comprehensive undergraduate colleges in the Midwest by the U.S.News & World Report in its America's Best Colleges 2007 edition. Wisconsin Lutheran advanced to 20th in the Midwest, moving up from 22nd last year. Only one other Wisconsin college is ranked higher.

The competition in the Midwest is significant for spots on the U.S. News list. This year, the magazine ranked 215 liberal arts and 320 comprehensive colleges. One hundred and seven schools (94 private and 13 public) were classified as comprehensive colleges-bachelor's in the Midwest.

"As one of the youngest colleges in the Midwest, we are honored to be ranked highly among this outstanding group of colleges and universities," says Dr. Timothy Kriewall, president of Wisconsin Lutheran College. "The honor validates our commitment to academic excellence offered in a Christian context. Our goal is to elevate our standing every year."

To view the top schools in the "Midwestern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's" group, visit the U.S. News website at

For more information about Wisconsin Lutheran College or to schedule an interview, contact Erin Kogler, media specialist, at (414) 443-8944 or e-mail

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