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Mission

LUTHER COLLEGE IS A FOUR-YEAR, RESIDENTIAL LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTION OFFERING MORE THAN 90 MAJORS, MINORS, AND PREPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS. FOUNDED BY THE NORWEGIAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN 1861, LUTHER WELCOMES STUDENTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS TO ENGAGE IN A WAY OF LEARNING THAT MOVES BEYOND IMMEDIATE INTERESTS AND ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO BUILD A LIFE OF CONSEQUENCE. AT THE HEART OF A LUTHER EDUCATION IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAY FAITH AND LEARNING INTERSECT AND IN TURN CONNECT STUDENTS TO THE LARGER WORLD.

Ruling year info

1935

Principal Officer

JENIFER K WARD

Main address

700 College Dr

Decorah, IA 52101 United States

EIN

42-0680466

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

INSTRUCTION: LUTHER OFFERS 41 MAJORS, 43 MINORS AND INTERDISCIPLINARY MINORS, AND 9 PREPROFESSIONAL AND SPECIFIC PROGRAMS. LUTHER'S SIGNATURE PAIDEIA PROGRAM, AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE SERIES OFFERED FOR MORE THAN 38 YEARS, HELPS INTEGRATE LEARNING AND BUILDS COMMUNITY THROUGH SHARED ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE. THE COLLEGE'S MUSIC PROGRAM, IN WHICH STUDENTS TRAIN IN PERFORMANCE, CONDUCTING, COMPOSITION, AND EDUCATION, HAS SIX CHOIRS, THREE BANDS, THREE ORCHESTRAS AND TWO JAZZ BANDS, MANY OF WHICH TOUR NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. A VIBRANT OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT PROGRAM DRAWS APPROXIMATELY 75% OF STUDENTS TO STUDY ABROAD PRIOR TO GRADUATION. LUTHER HAS 152 FULL-TIME FACULTY (APPROXIMATLY 93 PERCENT WITH A TERMINAL DEGREE) AND A 11:1 STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO. TOTAL ENROLLMENT WAS 1,802 FTE STUDENTS IN THE FALL OF 2020. 394 STUDENTS GRADUATED IN THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR.

Expenses
$76,172,111
Revenue
$79,214,462

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND STUDENT SERVICES: A STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER PROVIDES SERVICES, BASED ON BEST PRACTICES IN LEARNING ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING NEEDS ASSESSMENT, STUDENT-TO-STUDENT TUTORING, AND ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION WITH PROFESSIONAL STAFF. IN COLLABORATION WITH FACULTY AND OTHER STAFF, SASC COORDINATES SPECIALIZED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, MANAGES THE ACADEMIC ALERT SYSTEM, AND SUPPORTS INITIATIVES OF THE ADVISING PROGRAM. ACADEMIC ADVISING IS DONE BY FACULTY. RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ARE PROVIDED THROUGH AN EXTENSIVE LIBRARY PROGRAM. THE COLLEGE HAS MORE THAN 100 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ALONG WITH COLLEGE MINISTRIES, HEALTH SERVICES, AND RECREATION AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS. APPROXIMATELY 75% OF STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED IN WORK STUDY TO SERVE THE LUTHER COMMUNITY, GAIN IMPORTANT WORK EXPERIENCE, AND EARN MONEY TOWARD EXPENSES.

Expenses
$16,406,293
Revenue
$208,167

AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES: LUTHER COLLEGE MAINTAINS A RURAL RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS TO ENHANCE THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE STUDENT BODY WITH ROOM AND BOARD PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE A SPIRIT OF COLLEGIALITY AND CONVERSATION BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AND LABORATORY. IN FALL 2020, LUTHER'S RESIDENCE HALLS HOUSED 1,671 STUDENTS OR 97% OF TOTAL FALL ENROLLMENT. 1,487 STUDENTS USED THE COLLEGE'S DINING SERVICE.

Expenses
$12,986,316
Revenue
$17,944,579

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