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 Luther College

Luther College - Decorah, IA

700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

General information:(563)387-2000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,471( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
39
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $32,290 $33,480 $34,885 -4%
Out-of-state $32,290 $33,480 $34,885 -4%
Books and supplies $910 $910 $1,040 -13%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,380 $5,800 $6,070 -4%
Other $2,530 $2,530 $3,015 -16%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,380 $5,800 $6,070 -5%
Other $2,530 $2,530 $3,015 -19%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,530 $2,530 $3,015 -16%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $41,110 $42,720 $45,010 -7%
Off Campus $41,110 $42,720 $45,010 -7%
Off Campus with Family $35,730 $36,920 $38,940 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $41,110 $42,720 $45,010 -7%
Off Campus $41,110 $42,720 $45,010 -7%
Off Campus with Family $35,730 $36,920 $38,940 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $34,735
In-state fees $150
Out-of-state tuition $34,735
Out-of-state fees $150
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 610 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 609 100% $11,825,256 $19,417
Federal grants 152 25% $896,702 $5,899
Pell grants 141 23% $536,352 $3,804
Other federal grants 152 25% $360,350 $2,371
State/local government grant or scholarships 88 14% $323,840 $3,680
Institutional grants or scholarships 608 100% $10,604,714 $17,442
Student loan aid 445 73% $2,976,885 $6,690
Federal student loans 444 73% $2,812,180 $6,334
Other student loans 84 14% $164,705 $1,961
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,392 96% $44,929,672 $18,783
Pell grants 508 20% $1,872,972 $3,687
Federal student loans 1,749 70% $12,091,487 $6,913

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,471
Undergraduate enrollment 2,471
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 40
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,683 1,542 2,141
Percent admitted 72% 69% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 69% 17% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 93 15%
ACT 570 91%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 625
SAT Math 510 640
SAT Writing 460 620
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 28
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 184141
Baseball 37-
Basketball 2518
Football 81-
Golf 1111
Soccer 3538
Softball -21
Swimming and Diving 1728
Tennis 2611
Volleyball -22
Wrestling 42-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1915 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

05/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1959 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations33 5
Liquor law violations202
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 335
Liquor law violations 202
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 331
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 200
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 311
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.8%
Number in default16
Number in repayment560

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00187400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies3
Russian Studies1
Women's Studies1
Category total10
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General5
Category total72
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting3
Business Administration and Management, General12
Management Information Systems, General1
Category total92
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4
Category total22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science4
Category total10
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching0
Category total34
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General2
Category total32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4
French Language and Literature5
German Language and Literature0
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0
Spanish Language and Literature16
Category total44
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0
Category total38
History Colleges
History, General5
Category total22
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics and Statistics3
Mathematics, General7
Category total20
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Category total0
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies5
Category total16
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General13
Category total40
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy0
Religion/Religious Studies5
Category total15
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General11
Physics, General1
Category total16
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General9
Category total37
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work1
Category total8
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology5
Economics, General6
Political Science and Government, General11
Sociology3
Category total82
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2
Music, General2
Category total75
Grand total143