Luther College

#2597 / #736
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Lutheran liberal arts college in Iowa

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About Luther College

According to Wikipedia, Luther College is a private Lutheran liberal arts college in Decorah, Iowa. Established as a Lutheran seminary in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, the school today is an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The upper campus was listed as the Luther College Campus Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.

Luther College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
3,640 64% 77% 1147 25

How Much Does Luther College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $16,636
30K - 48K $17,630
48K - 75K $19,852
75K - 110K $24,393
110K+ $27,721

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Luther College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Luther College , then you can expect to earn an average of $53,200 per year. You also have a 95% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Luther College 's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads
2,115 2,115

Where is Luther College ?

Luther College is located at 700 College Drive, Decorah IA 52101-1045

How Safe is Luther College ?

Decorah has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Luther College Known For?

Luther College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Luther College 's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Luther College 's Most Influential Alumni?

Luther College 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Philosophy, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Here are some of Luther College 's most famous alumni:

Ole Ivar Lovaas
A Norwegian-American psychologist .
Brad Steiger
An American author .
Rasmus B. Anderson
Rasmus B. Anderson
An American diplomat.
Ludvig Hektoen
Ludvig Hektoen
An American pathologist .
Terence E. Fretheim
An Old Testament scholar.
Robert Preus
Robert Preus
An American Lutheran Pastor, theologian, Seminary President, Professor of Systematic Theology.
Lynn Steen
An American mathematician.
Duane Hanson
Duane Hanson
An American sculptor .
Patrick Whitesell
Patrick Whitesell
An American talent agent.
Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich
A U.S. diplomat.
Thomas Tlou
A Motswana politician .
Gerhard Forde
An American theologian .