Data and Rankings
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A Top National Liberal Arts College
U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges ranks colleges using data such as graduation and retention rates, social mobility indicators, student debt, faculty and financial resources, academic reputation, and student excellence. In the latest edition of this annual guide, Luther ranks among the top National Liberal Arts Colleges.
Top Performer for Social Mobility
Luther ranks among the Top Performers on Social Mobility for National Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges. Luther students who are economically disadvantaged have a high degree of success in completing their bachelor’s degrees. Luther’s TRIO Achievement Program and Catalyze are devoted to supporting students who come from low-income and first-generation backgrounds.
Luther ranks among the Schools with the Most International Students for National Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges. Students from more than 60 different countries enrich the Luther community and educational experience.
Hidden Gem College
College Raptor helps students and families find affordable schools that meet their career goals. It released a list of “Hidden Gem Colleges in the U.S.,” ranking Luther as the Hidden Gem of the state of Iowa as well as the #1 Hidden Gem of the Plains Region.
One of the Best College Towns in America
Luther’s hometown of Decorah was ranked among the Top 50 Best College Towns in the U.S. based on public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, crime, and local amenities.
Best Value College
Luther ranks among the top 10 best-value colleges in Iowa, according to SmartAsset Advisors, based on our financial aid awards, graduation rates, living costs, and our graduates’ starting salaries.
Luther is #4 among baccalaureate institutions nationally on the Sustainable Campus Index (AASHE 2022 Sustainable Campus Index). Rankings are measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).