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Fast Facts

Luther Seminary at a glance

Enrollment

  • 622 students

Enrollment by degree program

  • 57%    Master of Divinity

  • 17%    Master of Arts

  • 12%    Ph.D., Master of Theology

  • 9%      Doctor of Ministry

  • 5%      Graduate Certificate, non-degree or special programs

Distributed Learning

  • 120    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

  • 54%     male

  • 46%     female

Denominational makeup

  • 72%     ELCA identified

  • 28%     Ecumenical, representing 41 denominations and traditions (non-ELCA)

International students

  • 56 from 25 countries

Graduates

  • 168 graduates in 2014

Alumni include:

  • About one-third of ELCA pastors

  • An increasing number of ELCA lay professionals

  • Leaders of many global Lutheran and ecumenical churches

Faculty

  • 29 faculty

  • 4 adjunct faculty

Financial Aid

  • $2.8 million in financial aid during 2013-14

  • Covers approximately 54 percent of tuition

    Financial aid to students is based upon the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Tuition and living expenses

  • $15,500 annually for full-time study

  • $35,078* annually for full-time study, living expenses and books
    *Reflects cost for students living off campus and reflects the 2014-15 academic year.

Student debt

  • 30% graduate without seminary debt

  • 70% graduate with seminary debt

  • Median indebtedness is $47,858

    Financial information is current as of October 2014 and is based upon the 2013-14 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