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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
  • 1794 undergraduate students from 37 states and 11 countries (census data Fall 2018)
  • Highly personalized education with multiple opportunities for experiential learning
  • One of America's Best 384 Colleges (Princeton Review 2019)
  • America's Top Colleges (Forbes 2018)
  • Nationally recognized for its beautiful campus setting
  • Located in Springfield, Ohio, on 114 wooded acres


  • More Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state
  • Honors Program
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Friendly School
  • 13:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • 188 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
  • 93% of first-year students live on campus in fall 2018



  • 97% placement rate into jobs or graduate programs
  • 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 2018)

  • Full-time faculty: 121
  • Part-time faculty: 67
  • Total: 188

Staff Headcount (Fall 2017)

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

Student Profile (Fall 2018)

Undergraduate Enrollment

  • Full-Time: 1,699
  • Part-Time: 95
  • Total: 1,794
  • FTE: 1,728

Graduate Enrollment

  • Full-Time: 12
  • Part-Time: 32
  • Total: 44
  • FTE: 23

All Programs

  • Female: 55%
  • Male: 45%
  • From 37 states and 11 foreign countries
  • 76% from Ohio
  • Average SAT for first-year students reporting was 1174
  • Average ACT for first-year students reporting was 25
  • Average high school GPA for first year students was 3.45

Top U.S. Geographic Regions Represented For Traditional Students

  • Great Lakes (OH, IL, IN, MI, WI, MN) 85%
  • New England/Mid-Atlantic (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT) 5%
  • Southeast (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) 7%
  • All Other States/Regions 3%

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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