Witt by the Numbers


  • 1845


  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


  • Wittenberg University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Find the HLC Mark of Affiliation and programmatic accreditations here.

Campus and Students

  • Active, engaged learning environment
  • 1286 undergraduates, 40 graduate students from 33 states and 9 countries (Fall 2021)
  • 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
  • 12:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • 170 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 50% of students participate in intercollegiate, club or intramural sports
  • More than 100 active clubs and student organizations
  • 91% of first-year students live on campus in fall of 2021



  • Class of 2018 had a 97% placement rate into jobs or graduate programs
  • Ranked among top 10% nationally in number of doctorates earned by its alumni
  • 63% of those entering in fall 2014 graduated within six years

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.

Fall 2021 Profile

  • Full-time faculty: 105
  • Part-time faculty: 65
  • Total: 170

Undergraduate Enrollment

  • Full-Time traditional and high school students: 1,238
  • Part-Time traditional and high school students: 48
  • Total: 1,286
  • FTE: 1,254 based on headcount

Graduate Enrollment

  • Full-Time: 14
  • Part-Time: 26
  • Total: 40
  • FTE: 23 based on headcount

In-Coming First-Year Students

  • Women = 51%, Men = 49%
  • Diverse Students of Color = 22%
  • Average SAT for first-year students  = 1104
  • Average ACT for first-year students = 22
  • Average high school GPA for first year students = 3.5

Top U.S. Geographic Regions Represented For Traditional Students

  • From Ohio = 76%
  • Great Lakes states other than Ohio (IL, IN, MI, MN, PA, WI) = 12%
  • New England/Mid-Atlantic (CT, DC, MA, ME, NJ, NY) = 2%
  • Southeast (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA) = 6%
  • All Other States/Regions = 4%

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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