Four-Year Graduation Rates

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

Public University Comparison (four-year graduation rates) 2004 2005 2006 2007
Luther College 66% 58% 68% 67%
University of Wisconsin (Madison) 50% 52% 53% 55%
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) 46% 47% 50% 54%
University of Iowa 44% 47% 47% 48%
Iowa State University 37% 33% 39% 38%
University of Northern Iowa 35% 37% 38% 37%
ELCA/Private College/University Comparison (four-year graduation rates) 2004 2005 2006 2007
St. Olaf 81% 81% 83% 83%
Gustavus Adolphus 72% 80% 81% 81%
Luther College 66% 58% 68% 67%
Cornell College 61% 65% 66% 64%
Drake University 61% 64% 64% 61%
Concordia (Moorhead, Minn.) 63% 62% 63% 62%
Central College 59% 58% 62% 62%
Wartburg College 58% 59% 60% 59%
Coe College 60% 61% 59% 61%
Simpson College 64% 63% 58% 55%
Augustana College (Sioux Falls, S.D.) 50% 49% 52% 48%

* Percentage of full-time, first-time students who began their studies in fall 2004, 2005, 2006,  and 2007 and graduated in four years.