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Silver Lake College

Quick Facts

Financial aid
Percentage of full-time freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Student/faculty ratio

Silver Lake College is America’s first Catholic institution of higher learning poised to adopt a Work College model. Called SLC Works, the initiative will help students gain real-world work experience while they earn a valuable four-year degree. The result is practical on-the-job training and reduced student debt. Silver Lake College is committed to making an exceptional degree program an affordable option for everyone.  


At Silver Lake College, you will find small classes in a dynamic, personalized learning environment. An emphasis on a well-rounded, liberal arts curriculum serves as a means to intelligent and compassionate civic engagement. Silver Lake College offers 21 undergraduate majors and 3 graduate programs and provides students with diverse options to become engaged outside of the classroom, from men’s and women’s sports, to honor societies, student publications and departmental clubs. Find the extraordinary in you at Silver Lake College!



Enrollment: 1,835
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1


Admission requirements

At least 16 academic units of study in high school, including English (4), history (1), social sciences (2), mathematics (3), science (3), foreign languages or fine arts (1); minimum 2.0 GPA, 18 ACT score.


How AP/IB credits are handled

Credit awarded for AP scores 3 or better. IB credit accepted on a course by course basis.


Degrees offered

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leadership or Administrator Leadership tracks), Master of Music: Kodaly Emphasis, Master of Science: Management & Organizational Development.


Other programs

Accelerated evening coursework on the main campus in Manitowoc and at outreach sites through the state, tutorial services, and
credit for prior learning. Traditional on-campus day and evening programs, off-campus degree completion, teacher certification, and certificate programs ranging from business to ministry.



Percentage of full-time freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduate students receiving financial aid: 86%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Office of Admissions at 920.686.6175 or

FAFSA required. Code: 003850

Tuition and Fees: $26,340
Room and Board: $6,915


Conference/division affiliation: United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 

Men’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, golf (coed), soccer

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, golf (coed), volleyball

Intramurals offered


Dr. Robert B. Callahan

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2406 South Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319

800.236.4752 x 175

Community, compassion, peacemaking, and reverence for creation are each expressions of Franciscan values. These values, which are Gospel centered, are the College’s underlying principles.