General Information

SILVER LAKE COLLEGE AT A GLANCE

Founded: 1935

Silver Lake College is a comprehensive Franciscan Catholic college offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees through the Schools of Education, Liberal Arts, and Professional Studies.

Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Accreditation:

Accredited by:

  • Higher Learning Commission
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Locations:

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Main Campus–2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Chippewa Valley Technical College – 770 Scheidler Road, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – 2740 W. Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307

Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Parkway Apostolic Church – 10940 S. Nicholson Road, Oak Creek, WI 53154

Pulaski, Wisconsin

Pulaski High School – 1040 S. St. Augustine Street, Pulaski, WI 54162

Wausau, Wisconsin

Northcentral Technical College – 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401

Enrollment (Fall 2016)

  • Total enrollment: 429
  • Total undergraduate students: 357
  • Total graduate students: 72
  • Total student population represents 11 states and 9 countries

Demographic Profile of Total Student Population (Fall 2016)

  • Asian: 3%
  • Black/African American: 12%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Nonresident Alien: 4%
  • More than one race: 1%
  • White: 65%
  • Other/Not reported: 7%

Student Profile (Fall 2016)

  • 33 % male
  • 67 % female
  • Average ACT Score: 17 Composite
  • 83% of freshman live on campus

Faculty and Instruction (Fall 2016)

Faculty: 26 full-time teaching faculty, 38 part-time teaching faculty

Student-to-Faculty Ratio (undergraduate): 8:1

Average Class Size (undergraduate): 10

Annual Cost 2017-2018

  • Full-time undergraduate tuition: $13,400 per semester for fall and spring classes, $26,800 per academic year (12-18 credit hours), $540 per credit hour in excess of 19
  • Graduate tuition: $560 per credit hour
  • Basic room and board, double occupancy: $3,600 per semester; $7,200 per academic year (August-May). Please see housing costs for additional options.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid may come in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans from a variety of public and private sources.  The College offers numerous scholarships based on academic accomplishment, volunteer service, and financial need.

Academics

Undergraduate Liberal Arts Core

A Silver Lake College education provides a strong liberal arts foundation and solid career preparation.  All undergraduate students take a specific number of credits in the Liberal Arts Core.  These include courses in writing, mathematics, the natural and social sciences, humanities, philosophy, and theology/religious studies.

Internships/Experiential Learning

Interwoven in the vision and mission of Silver Lake College is experiential learning.  Experiential learning is the process of taking what each Silver Lake College student is learning in the classroom and providing them with career related experiences such as internships, on-campus jobs, clinicals, practicums and student teaching. Each of these opportunities provides the student with hands-on work experience that prepares them for careers and helps build each student’s resume.  During each experience the student has the support of a faculty, staff and host supervisor who helps each student reflect on each career related experience and assists them with relating the experience to their future career goal.

Undergraduate Programs

The Silver Lake College Division of Undergraduate Studies offers 19 Undergraduate-level academic programs including:

  • Art
    • Art Education
    • Graphic Design
    • Studio Art                                                          
  • Biology                                                                                                           
  • Business
    • Accounting  
    • Actuarial Science
    • Business Management
    • Human Resource Management
  • Computer Programs
    • Information Science Technology                        
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
  • English                                                             
  • Health
    • Allied Health Leadership
    • Nursing
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Theology                                                         

Graduate Programs

The Silver Lake College Division of Graduate Studies offers Graduate-level programs in three areas including:

  • Master of Arts in Education
    • Teacher Leadership
    • Administration Leadership
  • Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Master of Music in Music Education (Kodaly emphasis)

Athletics

  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s and Women’s Golf
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
  • Women’s Softball
  • Women’s Volleyball