Martin Luther College

Overview of Martin Luther College

Martin Luther can be found in New Ulm, MN (a self-contained town). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod school. Martin Luther is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at Martin Luther are in education and teaching.

Martin Luther Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.


Classes at Martin Luther are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 812 students were enrolled in Martin Luther.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Martin Luther. The school offers students meal plans. Martin Luther student athletes compete in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Martin Luther College exists to serve the ministerial needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) by preparing men for pastoral training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and by preparing men and women for service as teachers and staff ministers in the Synod's churches and schools so that the WELS may be served by candidates both qualified and competent to proclaim the Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord."

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Martin Luther College
1995 Luther Ct
New Ulm , MN 56073-3965

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Martin Luther Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching126education, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, teacher education
Religion and Philosophy77pre-ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree21
Bachelor's degree1515
Postbaccalaureate certificate101
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years21
Award of less than 1 academic year361
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years21

Martin Luther Student Body

In 2007-2008, Martin Luther had a total enrollment of 812 students (871 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 96%
Black 0%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 39%
20-21 33%
22-24 12%
25-29 5%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
South Dakota1%
New Mexico1%

Martin Luther Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 100 %

Martin Luther Room and Board (2007)

Martin Luther offers campus housing for 720 of its 871 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Martin Luther Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2228
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Martin Luther Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,350
Room and board $ 4,020
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Martin Luther participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 236100)

Martin Luther Faculty

Martin Luther has a tenure system for faculty.

Martin Luther Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Basketball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Baseball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Track Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

Martin Luther Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

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