Greetings from Luther and Decorah!
Lots to think about in these challenging times for colleges like Luther. College costs are high, student debt is great, endowment growth is not keeping up, and liberal arts education is often put down in the press. The benefits of post high school education are not in dispute, but many writers assert that community colleges now provide the best skill sets for the work force most needed in society. What then can be said about liberal arts colleges and more pointedly about colleges of the church in today’s environment?