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Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Quick Facts

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


Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is America’s only Catholic institution of higher learning to adopt a Work College model. Called SLC Works, the initiative helps 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 of the Holy Family is committed to making an exceptional degree program an affordable option for everyone. 


At Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, 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 of the Holy Family offers 21 undergraduate majors and three graduate programs, and provides students with diverse options to become engaged, from men’s and women’s sports to honor societies, a student publication and departmental clubs. Find the extraordinary in you at Silver Lake College!



Enrollment: 735
Student/faculty ratio: 7:1


Admission requirements

At least 16 academic units of study in high school, including English (4), history (1), social sciences (2), mathematics (3), science (one must be a lab 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 in Music Education: KodályEmphasis, Master of Science: Leadership and 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 and transfre students receiving financial aid: 100%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduate students receiving financial aid: 96%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Ariens Family Welcome Center at 920.686.6175 or

FAFSA required. Code: 003850

Tuition and Fees: $28,390
Room and Board: $7,800


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

Men’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, soccer

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, volleyball

Intramurals offered


Dr. Robert B. Callahan

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2406 South Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319

800.236.4752 x 175

A 2016 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family graduate shares these thoughts and advice for new college students.

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.