Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary, which is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is the largest seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or ELCA. Established in 1869, it was given its present name on July 1, 1994. Luther Seminary offers the Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.), the Master of Arts degree, the Doctor of Philosophy degree and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree.

Some of the notable alumni of Luther Seminary include Jeff Rohr, director of Outlaw Ranch and Atlantic Mountain Reach, South Dakota; and John Nelson, associate pastor, Transfiguration Lutheran Church Bloomington, Minnesota.

Luther Seminary offers Luther Seminary Grant, and numerous Merit Scholarships such as the Presidential Scholarships, Leadership Scholarships, Heritage Scholarships, St. Paul Missional Scholarships, and Quest Scholarships to those who are eligible.

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Contacting Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary
2481 Como Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55108-1496
General Phone: (651) 641-3456

Luther Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy170theology, ministry, theology and religious vocations

Number of programs and degrees for Luther Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree601
Doctor's degree241
First-professional degree861
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Luther Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Luther Seminary had a total enrollment of 720 students (517 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 50%
First Professional 50%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 1%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 60%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 8%
25-29 20%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 15%
50-64 10%
65+ 0%

Luther Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Luther Seminary offers campus housing for 256 of its 517 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Paul, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Luther Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 2,968
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,450

Financial Aid:
Luther Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 235700)

Luther Seminary Faculty

Luther Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$79,3682*
Associate professorcalendar year8$74,3056$66,500
Assistant professorcalendar year3$55,3335$55,800
No academic rankcalendar year5$69,2001*
All faculty totalcalendar year33$74,41514$62,601

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Luther Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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