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Texas Lutheran University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Texas Lutheran University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors TLU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Texas Lutheran University Ranked?

2020 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.

Texas Lutheran University was awarded 15 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

TLU is ranked #839 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

TLU is also ranked #31 out of 80 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into TLU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Texas Lutheran University is a competitive 49%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to TLU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 488 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas Lutheran University  ( 480 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Texas Lutheran University  ( 488 to 570 )
TLU received ACT scores from 44% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Texas Lutheran University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Texas Lutheran University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Texas Lutheran University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 Texas Lutheran University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas Lutheran University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Texas Lutheran University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At TLU this rate is 30%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at TLU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,359 undergraduates at TLU with 1,305 being full-time and 54 being part-time.

TLU 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.

TLU scored 49.17 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  49.17 out of 100
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How Much Does Texas Lutheran University Cost?

The overall average net price of TLU is $19,123. 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 TLU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,669 $16,668 $18,411 $19,883 $22,994

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 TLU, 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 TLU, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,310 a year. That adds up to $29,240 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TLU is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do TLU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from TLU make about $45,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for TLU students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Texas Lutheran University make the most money.

Location of Texas Lutheran University

Located in Seguin, Texas, Texas Lutheran University is a private not-for-profit institution. Seguin is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Texas Lutheran University

Contact details for TLU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 W. Court St, Seguin, TX 78155-5999
Phone: 830-372-8000

Texas Lutheran University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Texas Lutheran University. Of these students, 240 received undergraduate degrees and 24 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
Business Administration & Management 50 $39,800
Nursing 36 NA
Health & Physical Education 25 $28,100
General Biology 18 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 16 $44,700
General Psychology 16 $23,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11 $41,500
Sociology 10 $36,600
Communication & Media Studies 9 NA
Mathematics 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Texas Lutheran University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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