Best Christian Colleges in Wisconsin 2022

Best Christian Colleges in Wisconsin 2022

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in Wisconsin.

Colleges and Universities in Wisconsin

Between community colleges, technical schools, and universities, Wisconsin has 30 public schools. All the public schools in Wisconsin have affordable tuitions, ranging from $4,000 to $11,000. The University of Wisconsin - Madison has over 35,000 students in attendance, making it the largest in the state. The tuition runs about $11,000, and the school boasts an 85% graduation rate. Public affairs, veterinary medicine, and human ecology are just some of the fields students can study here.

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Of Wisconsin’s 29 private schools, 18 are religious. With just under 10,000 students, Marquette University is the largest, and tuition for this school is about $42,000. Located in Milwaukee, this Catholic, Jesuit university offers degrees in fields like business, engineering, physical therapy, and law. Also located in Milwaukee, the state’s smallest institution, the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, is a private graduate school with just over 30 students, and is geared toward those earning their doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Wisconsin, like many states, also provides a loan forgiveness program to those who are working in the health care field.

When people think Wisconsin, they might immediately crave cheese. After all, the state is home to a museum dedicated to all things cheese, including the annual making of a 90-pound wheel of Swiss. But The Beaver State is also known for its more than 15,000 lakes, including Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Prospective students looking to earn their associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree will enjoy the food, landscape, and educational variety Wisconsin has to offer.

Learn more about Wisconsin’s higher education opportunities by checking out the state’s variety of colleges and universities.


What are Wisconsin’s Colleges & Universities?

Wisconsin’s Best Overall

The following list of the best Christian schools consists entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees. We’ve identified 15 Christian colleges in Wisconsin. In order to be included in this ranking list of best Christian colleges and universities, a school must self-identify as Christian, be fully accredited, and offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.

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Best Christian Colleges in Wisconsin 2022

  1. #1

    Marquette University

    Milwaukee , WI
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1220/26

    Marquette University’s Online Degrees

    Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online Degree Completion
  2. Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    71%

    Graduation

    61%

    Student body

    4K

    What is Concordia University Wisconsin known for?

    Concordia University Wisconsin’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Concordia University Wisconsin’s Online Degrees

    BA Secondary Education
    Degree Concentrations
    • English and Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Business Analytics and Change Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Business Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Public Service
    Degree Concentrations
    • Leadership
    • Management of Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Applied Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Communication and Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Elementary Education
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Healthcare Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Human Resource Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Theological Studies
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Accounting
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Applied Computer Science
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Radiologic Technology
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  3. #5

    Cardinal Stritch University

    Milwaukee , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $35K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    53%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1055/20

    What is Cardinal Stritch University known for?

    Cardinal Stritch University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Cardinal Stritch University’s Online Degrees

    Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Respiratory Therapy
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online Degree Completion
  4. #7

    Alverno College

    Milwaukee , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $31K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    43%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Alverno College known for?

    Alverno College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  5. #8

    Edgewood College

    Madison , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    91%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1080/22

    What is Edgewood College known for?

    Edgewood College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  6. #9

    Viterbo University

    La Crosse , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $30K

    Acceptance

    79%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1160/23

  7. #10

    Northland College

    Ashland , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $40K

    Acceptance

    64%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    <1K

  8. #11

    Marian University

    Fond Du Lac , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $29K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    48%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    980/19

    What is Marian University known for?

    Marian University ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  9. #12

    Lakeland University

    Plymouth , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $31K

    Acceptance

    92%

    Graduation

    46%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    982/19

  10. #13

    Mount Mary University

    Milwaukee , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    53%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    935/18

    What is Mount Mary University known for?

    Mount Mary University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  11. #14

    Maranatha Baptist University

    Watertown , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $18K

    Acceptance

    80%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1105/22

    What is Maranatha Baptist University known for?

    Maranatha Baptist University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  12. #15

    Wisconsin Lutheran College

    Milwaukee , WI

    Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    96%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1155/24

    What is Wisconsin Lutheran College known for?

    Wisconsin Lutheran College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

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Wisconsin’s Best Christian Colleges in Your Area of Interest

2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. Marquette University
  2. Mount Mary University
  3. St. Norbert College
  4. Edgewood College
  5. Northland College
  6. Cardinal Stritch University
  7. Carroll University
  8. Maranatha Baptist University
  9. Marian University
  10. Alverno College
  11. Carthage College
  12. Concordia University Wisconsin
  13. Lakeland University
  14. Viterbo University
  15. Wisconsin Lutheran College
  16. Holy Family College