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Texas Lutheran University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Texas Lutheran University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and 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?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Texas Lutheran University was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked TLU as #783 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 85 colleges in Texas, TLU is ranked at #25.

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Is It Hard to Get Into TLU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Texas Lutheran University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 49%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 )
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SAT Math Scores for Texas Lutheran University  ( 488 to 570 )
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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

The student to faculty ratio at Texas Lutheran University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Texas Lutheran University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100
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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
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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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Good Overall Diversity at TLU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,445 undergraduates at TLU with 1,380 being full-time and 65 being part-time.

TLU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for TLU is 68.15 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  68.15 out of 100
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How Much Does Texas Lutheran University Cost?

The overall average net price of TLU is $19,301. 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 +
$15,749 $16,549 $18,128 $21,123 $23,571

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At TLU, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,808 a year. That adds up to $27,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TLU is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do TLU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from TLU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,600 in their early years. That's great news for TLU students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Seguin, Texas. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Seguin draws many to the area.

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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
Website: www.tlu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/txlutheran
Twitter: https://twitter.com/txlutheran

Texas Lutheran University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Texas Lutheran University. Of these students, 278 received undergraduate degrees and 35 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 65 $39,800
Health & Physical Education 47 $28,100
Nursing 29 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 22 $44,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 $41,500
General Biology 10 NA
General Psychology 9 $23,000
Theological & Ministerial Studies 9 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 9 NA
Computer Science 8 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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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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