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Quick Facts

Luther Seminary at a glance

Enrollment

  • 591 students

Enrollment by degree program

  • 56%    Master of Divinity

  • 15%    Master of Arts

  • 10.5%    Ph.D., Master of Theology

  • 10.5%      Doctor of Ministry

  • 8%      Graduate Certificate, non-degree or special programs

Distributed Learning

  • 129    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

  • 49%     male

  • 51%     female

Denominational makeup

  • 71%     ELCA identified

  • 29%     Ecumenical, representing 41 denominations and traditions (non-ELCA)

International students

  • 44 from 20 countries

Graduates

  • 155 graduates in 2015

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

  • $2.2 million in financial aid during 2014-15

  • Covers approximately 46.5 percent of tuition

    Financial aid to students is based upon the 2014-15 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

  • 40% graduate without seminary debt

  • 60% graduate with seminary debt

  • Median indebtedness is $44,336

    Financial information is current as of October 2015 and is based upon the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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

Seminary Finances

Sources of seminary income

  • 41%    Private gifts and grants

  • 27%    Tuition and fees

  • 6%      Auxiliaries enterprises

  • 18%    Endowment 

  •  8%     ELCA churchwide and synod support