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Witt by the Numbers


  • 1845


  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


  • Wittenberg University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Campus and Students

  • Active, engaged learning environment
  • 1,916 full-time students from 38 states and 13 countries (census data Fall 2017)
  • 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
  • 14:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • 194 Faculty, majority holding highest degree in fields
  • Strong in the arts and sciences and offering wide range of pre-professional programs

Student Life

  • Students annually perform more than 25,000 hours of community service in the local community and beyond
  • Approximately one-third of all students participate in Greek life
  • Approximately 75% of students participate in intercollegiate, club or intramural sports
  • More than 100 active clubs and student organizations
  • 92% of first-year students live on campus



  • 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 2017)

  • Full-time faculty: 119
  • Part-time faculty: 75
  • Total: 194

Staff Headcount (Fall 2017)

  • Full-time staff: 208
  • Part-time staff: 37
  • Total: 245


Student Enrollment (Fall 2017)


  • Full-Time: 1,820
  • Part-Time: 96
  • Total: 1,916
  • FTE: 1,852


  • Full-Time: 7
  • Part-Time: 20
  • Total: 27
  • FTE: 14

Student Gender Profile - All Programs (Fall 2017)

  • Female: 55%
  • Male: 45%

Student Profile

  • From 38 states and 13 foreign countries
  • 74% from Ohio
  • Average SAT for first-year students reporting was 1168
  • Average ACT for first-year students reporting was 25
  • Average high school GPA for first year students was 3.40

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%

Current Student Charges

  • Note: Tuition at Wittenberg is comparable to state colleges and universities after financial aid is applied.
  • 99% of full-time students receive financial aid.
  • Wittenberg provides nearly $39 million in scholarships and financial assistance annually.
  • Click Here to learn more about the costs and benefits of a Wittenberg University education


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