First to Second Year Retention Rates

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) 90%
Iowa State University 87%
Luther College 87%
University of Iowa 86%
University of Northern Iowa 83%
ELCA/Private College/University Comparison First to Second Year Retention Rate
St. Olaf 94%
Gustavus Adolphus 92%
Drake University 88%
Luther College 87%
Concordia (Moorhead, Minn.) 84%
Central College 83%
Cornell College 83%
Wartburg College 81%
Augustana (Sioux Falls, S.D.) 80%
Coe College 79%
Simpson College 79%

* Percentage of full-time students who began their studies in Fall 2012 and returned in Fall 2013.

Source: IPEDS College Navigator