Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
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Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

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

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family offers a quality liberal arts education rooted in the principles of Franciscan Catholic tradition. The foundation of the College is built on faith, family, and academic excellence. An emphasis also is placed on the Franciscan Values of Community, Compassion, Peacemaking, and Reverence for Creation. Students are equipped not only with the skills to excel in their future career endeavors, but to become servant leaders in their communities. The College offers 21 undergraduate majors – including its four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program – and three graduate programs in a dynamic, personalized environment. Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is committed to making higher education an affordable option for everyone; 100 percent of full-time freshmen and transfer students receive financial aid. The College also provides students with diverse options to become engaged, from men’s and women’s sports to honor societies, a student publication, and departmental clubs for which special talent scholarships are available 


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: 600
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 (3, of which 1 must be a lab science), 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: Kodály Emphasis, Master of Science: Leadership and Organizational Development


Other programs

Accelerated evening coursework on the main campus in Manitowoc and at outreach sites throughout the state, tutorial services, and credit for prior learning; traditional on-campus day and evening programs, 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: Office of Admissions at 920.686.6175 or

FAFSA required. Code: 003850

Tuition and Fees: $29,600
Room and Board: $8,160


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

Men’s athletics

Basketball, bowling, cross country, soccer

Women’s athletics

Basketball, bowling, cross country, softball, soccer, volleyball

Intramurals offered


Dr. Robert B. Callahan

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2406 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319


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.