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Witt by the Numbers




Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Wittenberg University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Campus and Students

  • Active, engaged learning environment
  • 1,900 full-time students from 37 states and 15 countries
  • Highly personalized, faith-based education
  • One of America's Top Green Colleges (Princeton Review)
  • Nationally recognized for its beautiful campus setting
  • Located in Springfield, Ohio, on 114 wooded acres


  • Named a Best Buy School for 2017 (Fiske Guide)
  • Best Classroom Experience (Princeton Review)
  • Most Accessible Professors (Princeton Review)
  • More Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state
  • Ranked among Top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges in Nation (Forbes)
  • Honors Program
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Friendly School
  • 13:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Average Class Size: 20
  • 179 Faculty, majority holding highest degree in fields
  • Strong in the arts and sciences and pre-professional programs

Student Life

  • Students annually perform 25,000 hours of community service in Springfield area
  • One-third participate in Greek life
  • 75% participate in intercollegiate, club or intramural sports
  • More than 120 student organizations
  • 85% live on campus


  • 25 intercollegiate athletics teams
  • NCAA Division III
  • North Coast Athletic Conference
  • Robust intramural program
  • Numerous club sports, including ice hockey


  • 97% placement rate into jobs or graduate programs
  • Among Fortune magazine's top 25 colleges in America for return on investment
  • Ranked among top 10% nationally in number of doctorates earned by its alumni

Brief History

Chartered in 1845 by Ezra Keller and a group of pastors who broke with the German church and created the English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio. The new synod voted unanimously to establish a theological and literary institution that would serve the educational and cultural needs of new immigrants and new communities. Wittenberg remains the third oldest Lutheran college in the country.     

Faculty Headcount (Fall 2015)

Full-time faculty: 122
Part-time faculty: 57
Total: 179

Staff Headcount (Fall 2015)

Full-time staff: 218
Part-time staff: 34
Total: 252


Student Enrollment (Fall 2015)

Academic Unit/Program Full-Time Part-Time Total FTE
Arts & Sciences/SCE 1,776 110 1897 1828

Student Gender Profile (Fall 2015)

All Programs
Female 57%
Male 43%

Student Profile

  • From 37 states and 15 foreign countries
  • 71% from Ohio
  • Average SAT for first-year students reporting was 1100
  • Average ACT for first-year students reporting was 25
  • Average high school GPA for first year students was 3.42

Top U.S. Geographic Regions Represented For Traditional Students

  • Great Lakes (OH, IL, IN, MI, WI, MN) 83%
  • New England/Mid-Atlantic (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA) 7%
  • Southeast (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) 5%
  • All Other States/Regions 5%

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