First to Second Year Retention Rate

View how Luther compares to public, ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), and other private colleges and universities in terms of first to second year retention rates*:

Public University Comparison First to Second Year Retention Rate
University of Wisconsin (Madison) 95%
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) 91%
Luther College 88%
Iowa State University 86%
University of Iowa 86%
University of Northern Iowa 81%
ELCA/Private College/University Comparison First to Second Year Retention Rate
St. Olaf 93%
Gustavus Adolphus 90%
Drake University 88%
Luther College 88%
Cornell College 84%
Augustana (Sioux Falls, S.D.) 83%
Central College 83%
Simpson College 82%
Coe College 81%
Concordia (Moorhead, Minn.) 80%
Wartburg College 76%

* Percentage of students who began their studies in Fall 2011 and returned in Fall 2012.