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Martin Luther College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Martin Luther College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Martin Luther College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Martin Luther College was awarded 136 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is elementary education.

Overall Quality

MLC was not ranked in College Factual's 2022 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into MLC?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 87%, some consider MLC to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to MLC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 533 and 638. Math scores were between 498 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 533 to 638 )

SAT Math Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 498 to 600 )
MLC received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 21 to 27 )

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Martin Luther College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At MLC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Martin Luther College is 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  85 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Martin Luther College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Martin 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  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at MLC for first-time, full-time students is 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Martin Luther College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 850 undergraduates at MLC with 700 being full-time and 150 being part-time.

How Much Does Martin Luther College Cost?

The overall average net price of MLC is $19,703. 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 MLC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,222 $16,451 $17,026 $21,765 $25,084

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 MLC, 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 MLC, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,813 a year. That adds up to $27,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MLC is 0.5%. 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 MLC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from MLC make about $37,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 6% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Martin Luther College

Martin Luther College is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Ulm, Minnesota. New Ulm is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for MLC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1995 Luther Ct, New Ulm, MN 56073-3965
Phone: 507-354-8221

Martin Luther College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 8 majors graduated from Martin Luther College. Of these students, 185 received undergraduate degrees and 27 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 95 $37,028
Theological & Ministerial Studies 40 $15,871
Teacher Education Subject Specific 35 NA
Other Education 10 NA
Special Education 3 NA
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 2 NA
Educational Administration 0 NA
General Education 0 NA

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Online Learning at MLC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 293 students took at least one online class at Martin Luther College. This is a decrease from the 301 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 293 260
2018-2019 301 282
2017-2018 214 196
2016-2017 224 212
2015-2016 205 184

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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