Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Luther College (Decorah, IA)


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Luther College is ranked 79 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 174 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 8%
Applicants who took ACT 90%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69913%
600+20%

SAT Math Score

700+21%
600-69913%
600+33%

ACT Score

30-3621%
24-2951%
24+71%

Students applied3,856
Students admitted2,608
Admission rate68%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate72%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$40,710
Fees$310
Room and board$8,970
Estimated book expense$1,040
Total cost$51,030

Cost after need-based aid$27,070
Cost after non-need-based aid$31,846

Average debt at graduation$35,642

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met88%
Average need-based aid$23,960
Average non-need-based aid$19,184

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,169

Full-Time

Men952
Women1,179

Part-Time

Men18
Women20

Freshmen retained84%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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