About Lakeland University
On Campus Housing
Lakeland University is a private not-for-profit type of university located in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The university was established more than 150 years ago by some German immigrants who cleared the land and constructed the first buildings of the campus. By the end of 1800, enrollments were no longer limited to pre-theological students and strong programs of study were developed with a wide number of disciplines. Lakeland launched the state’s first degree-completion program for working adults in 1978. Lakeland College became Lakeland University on July 1, 2016.
Lakeland University offers 10 undergraduate majors and three graduate degrees. Courses typically meet once per week during evening hours, over 14-week semesters in the fall and spring, and over 10-week semesters in the summer.
University commitment to education goes far beyond the classroom, as we offer our students the opportunity to make a difference and help others. Lakeland students lead the call for a cleaner environment through smarter recycling, providing shelter and food for the poor, and fighting against cancer and other diseases. Community service is part of the DNA of Lakeland students.
The student population of the university is 2,497 with about 1,859 undergraduates studying.
The University's acceptance rate is 52%.
The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.
The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and programmatically accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Online Education at Lakeland University
The university offers 53 flexible online programs across 9 disciplines for those who can’t attend classes in person. The students can attend classes and complete their assignments according to their time and schedule.
It has a unique format called BlendEd which allows a student to attend classes in person or go completely online and access courses to complete their work and earn their degree.
The degrees are accredited and credits can be transferred easily.
Reviews help a lot in the university in terms of ranking as the future students coming to the university are very keen to know about the experience of the previous students who have attended the university. Some of the reviews posted by the students are:
The online students can watch recorded classes that happen during the weeks on weekends.
The students like how the University offers evening, night, weekend, and BlendEd courses.
The community is very welcoming and there are many opportunities for everyone.
The campus has a clear and appropriate setting.
Colleges are ranked according to their performance across widely accepted indicators of excellence.
According to U.S. News rankings given to the university are:
University is ranked between 117-153 in 'Best Regional Universities MidWest'.
University has secured 33rd position in 'Top Performers in Social Mobility'.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Lakeland university is a private not-for-profit university so the university has kept the average cost of all the costs including the books, living and other expenses. The average annual cost is the cost that the student has to pay annually to secure his admission every year.
The average annual cost is $27,610, whereas the net price stands at $20,898.
The total one-year average cost of the university comes out to be $44,470.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$62,780 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $9,624 per year for living on campus. There are around 43% male and 57% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The university provides financial aid to students who are in need of financial support to fulfill their educational dreams. These are given in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. Loans and grants are awarded on the basis of a students merit, residential status, ethnicity and such which they need not pay back.
The students who need financial support can fill in the FAFSA forms. Lakeland University federal school code is 003854.
Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, and Federal Work-Study.
State Aid includes Hearing and Visually Handicapped Student Grant, Indian Student Assistance Grant, Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant, Talent Incentive Program Grant and Wisconsin Grant.
Institutional Aid includes Col. Yong Chue Yang Scholarship, Kenneth Ertman Memorial Book Scholarship, Lakeland University Service and Leadership Scholarships and Honors Program Scholarship.