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Luther College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Luther College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Luther College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Luther College was awarded 30 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Luther as #229 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Luther held the #231 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Luther is also ranked #5 out of 31 schools in Iowa.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Luther?

Acceptance Rate

Luther College has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Luther.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to Luther submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 503 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 665.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Luther College  ( 503 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Luther College  ( 520 to 665 )
Luther received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Luther College  ( 23 to 28 )

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Luther College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Luther is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Luther College is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Luther College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Luther College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Luther for first-time, full-time students is 69%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Luther

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,053 undergraduates at Luther with 2,014 being full-time and 39 being part-time.

Luther Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Luther is 73.64 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.64 out of 100
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How Much Does Luther College Cost?

The overall average net price of Luther is $23,792. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Luther

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,555 $17,901 $19,950 $24,659 $29,263

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Luther, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Luther, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,720 a year. That adds up to $34,880 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Luther is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Luther Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Luther make around $47,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Luther graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Luther College make the most money.

Location of Luther College

Luther College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Decorah, Iowa. The surrounding location of Decorah is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Luther College

Contact details for Luther are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101-1045
Phone: 563-387-2000

Luther College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 60 $41,400
General Biology 50 $22,200
Music 50 $33,400
Child Development & Psychology 44 NA
Nursing 34 $63,300
Political Science & Government 27 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23 $37,200
Computer Science 21 $71,100
Accounting 19 $49,500
Health & Physical Education 19 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Luther College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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