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WLC Ranked as a Top College and Best Value

September 12, 2017

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MILWAUKEE - For 2018, U.S. News & World Report rates Wisconsin Lutheran College as one of the top 20 colleges in the Midwest. Schools in the Best Regional Colleges category focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and in fields such as business, nursing, and education.

WLC is ranked 14th in the Midwest on the U.S. News Best Value Schools list for 2018. According to U.S. News: "The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal. Only schools ranked in or near the top half of their categories are included, because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that are above average academically."

In other rankings that were released recently:

  • Forbes.com includes Wisconsin Lutheran College on its 2017 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 student satisfaction, graduation rates, career success, and student debt.

  • Wisconsin Lutheran College is included on the list of Best Colleges for Your Money 2017, published by MONEY Magazine. WLC is #178 of 711 ranked schools. WLC is the highest-ranked private college in the state of Wisconsin (second overall in the state behind UW-Madison).

  • In 2017, Wisconsin Lutheran College is ranked 71st in the nation (up from 83rd) by Washington Monthly in the category of National Universities-Bachelor's. The list rates schools based on three categories: social mobility, research, and service.

  • WLC is again listed by Washington Monthly as a 2017 Best Bang for Your Buck in the Midwest. This ranking lists schools where students can attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

Please visit WLC's rankings page for more information.