About Lakeland University

Lakeland University Today

Lakeland University is a Bachelor's and Master's Degree-granting liberal arts institution related to the United Church of Christ with nearly 3,500 students enrolled across 24 countries. Our international institute offers more than 30 majors, including our newest academic programs including Bachelor’s Degrees in Food Safety and Quality, Graphic Design, and Management Information Systems as well as a new Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development.

We offer evening and online courses through our centers in Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin Rapids, Chippewa Valley, Fox Cities, Green Bay, and Sheboygan. Lakeland also offers an Associates Degree program at our two-year international campus in Tokyo, Japan.

Lakeland is an Experiential Education institution. We believe the best way to learn is by pairing knowledge with practice. At our residential campus, students can earn their degree while gaining 12-18 months of professional work experience. Students have a pathway to graduate in four years with little or no tuition debt, making a Bachelor Degree accessible to anyone with the desire to learn. Our adult learners earn their degree often while juggling careers and families. Our flexible delivery allows for these students to earn credit in the classroom and in their workplace. Whether enhancing their resume or looking to completely change their career pathways, we offer innovative pathways for degree completion.

Our 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.

Our student-athletes are a force to be reckoned with, as our men's and women's teams and individuals compete in NCAA Division III baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

Mission and Values

The Lakeland University Mission

Lakeland University educates women and men of diverse backgrounds, preparing them to think critically, to communicate effectively, to succeed professionally, and to lead ethical, purposeful and fulfilling lives. Rooted in the values of the United Church of Christ, Lakeland integrates the liberal arts and experiential learning to develop the whole person for success in a dynamic, multi-faceted world.

Mission & Values
Lakeland University's Old Main building in the summer

850

Traditional Undergraduate Students

95.4%

of graduates are working within 6 months of graduation

$8,294

annual average cost for room and board

19

NCAA & Varsity Athletic Teams

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How It All Began

Lakeland's History

Lakeland University is a historic institution of innovation. Learn about the founders of our campus and their commitment to establishing a school dedicated to education and spirituality. 

History
Lakeland University's Madison, Wisconsin Center

Lakeland Locations

Find A Center Near You!

Lakeland University has seven centers located around the state of Wisconsin where you can earn your undergraduate or graduate degree, as well as an international campus in Tokyo, Japan! 

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Learn, Work, Succeed!

Cooperative education is an exciting new way to earn a Lakeland degree, earn valuable professional experience and control the cost of college. Lakeland is the only school in the Midwest fully offering cooperative education.

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Community Resources

Get in the Community Spirit

Lakeland University provides our region with several needed services, many free of charge. Get in the community spirit and take advantage of our numerous resources!

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Staff

Dedicated To Your Success

Lakeland University's staff, from our professors to our admissions, to our resident assistants and campus security, are all dedicated to the quality and safety of the Lakeland University experience. Each staff member is completely dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and aspirations. 

Staff/Faculty
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Accreditation

Lakeland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Institutions of higher education must engage in periodic external evaluations in order to maintain their accreditation.

The Ulrich Center at Lakeland University during the summer

Ulrich Center

Engaging Diverse Voices

The Ulrich Center is committed to engaging diverse voices and contexts as it preserves the integrity and value of everyone's equitable access to the resources needed to thrive and be a faithful steward of God's Creation. 

Ulrich Center

President's Message

Dr. Black Welcomes Students to Lakeland University

Dr. David Black is the President of Lakeland University. Dr. Black is dedicated to providing a safe, growth-facilitating institute of knowledge for hard-working and goal-oriented students. Read his welcoming address to prospective Lakeland students and parents. 

President's Message
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