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Quick Facts

Luther Seminary at a glance

Enrollment

  • 526 students

Enrollment by degree program

  • 55%    Master of Divinity

  • 14%    Master of Arts

  • 10%    Ph.D., Master of Theology

  • 11%    Doctor of Ministry

  • 10%    Graduate Certificate, non-degree or special programs

Distributed Learning

  • 89      students are enrolled in the M.Div. DL degree program

  • 10      students are enrolled in the M.A. CYF DL degree program 

Male/female enrollment

  • 45%     male

  • 55%     female

Denominational makeup

  • 69%     ELCA identified

  • 31%     Ecumenical, representing 41 denominations and traditions (non-ELCA)

International students

  • 49 from 20 countries

Graduates

  • 157 graduates in 2016

Alumni include:

  • About one-third of ELCA pastors

  • An increasing number of ELCA lay professionals

  • Leaders of many global Lutheran and ecumenical churches

Faculty

  • 31 faculty

Financial Aid

  • $2 million in financial aid during 2015-16

  • Covers approximately 56 percent of tuition

    Financial aid to students is based upon the 2015-16 fiscal year.

 

Tuition and living expenses

  • $16,000 annually for full-time study

  • $35,578* annually for full-time study, living expenses and books
    *Reflects cost for students living off campus and reflects the 2015-16 academic year.

Student debt

  • 43% graduate without seminary debt

  • 57% graduate with seminary debt

  • Median indebtedness is $53,467

    Financial information is current as of October 2016 and is based upon the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Luther Seminary is committed to raising funds to help reduce student debt through:

Seminary Finances

Sources of seminary income

  • 34%    Private gifts and grants

  • 29%    Tuition and fees

  • 6%      Auxiliaries enterprises

  • 22%    Endowment 

  •  9%     ELCA churchwide and synod support