About Lakeland University

Lakeland University Today

Lakeland University is a Bachelor's and Master's Degree-granting liberal arts institution with 2,500+ students enrolled across 24 countries. Our international institution offers more than 30 majors, including our newest academic programs including Bachelor’s Degrees in Food Safety and Quality, Data Science and Management Information Systems as well as a Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development.

We offer evening and online courses through our co-locations with Waukesha County Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Mid-State Technical College, Blackhawk Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Lakeland also offers a Bachelor's and Associates Degree program at our 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 up to 25% of their degree through paid, professional work experience. Students have a pathway to graduate in four years with little- or no-tuition debt, making a Bachelor’s Degree accessible to anyone with the desire to learn. Our adult learners earn their degree often while juggling careers and families. Our flexible delivery formats allow for 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 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, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

Mission and Values

The Lakeland University Mission

Lakeland University educates individuals 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


Undergraduate & Graduate Students


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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. 

Lakeland University's Madison, Wisconsin Center

Lakeland Locations

Find A Center Near You!

Lakeland University has six 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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Lakeland University - Japan
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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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Faculty & Staff

Dedicated To Your Success

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

Faculty & Staff
Lakeland Leadership
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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.

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Campus Shop

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses operates our campus merchandise shop. Click to learn more and shop our store online.

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The Ulrich Center at Lakeland University.

Ulrich Center for Faith, Ethics & Justice

Justice. Innovation. Thriving.

The Ulrich Center is committed to engaging the complex issues of our time while building communities of equity and belonging.

Ulrich Center

President's Message

President Borgen Welcomes Students to Lakeland University

Beth Borgen is the President of Lakeland University. She is dedicated to providing a safe, growth-facilitating institute of knowledge for hard-working and goal-oriented students. Read her welcoming address to prospective Lakeland students and parents. 

President's Message
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