Ranking Criteria

America's Best Colleges Survey (U.S. News and World Report) 2016 Edition (September 2015) Ranking Criteria (% of Total) Rank - National Liberal Arts Institutions
Overall Rank – Luther College 90
     Peer Assessment Score (presidents, provosts, deans) 15.0% 3.1 of 5.0 (40% response)
     High School Counselor Score 7.5% 3.5 of 5.0 (7% response)
Graduation and Retention Rank 82
     Six-year graduation rate 18.0%
     Retention 4.5%
Faculty Resources Rank 114
     Faculty Salary 7.0%
     Proportion of classes <20 6.0%
     Proportion of Professors with highest degree 3.0%
     Proportion of classes >=50 2.0%
     Student-faculty ratio 1.0%
     Proportion of Faculty who are full time 1.0%
Student Selectivity Rank 86
     Admissions Test Scores 8.1%
     Graduated in top 10% of high school class 3.1%
     Acceptance rate (admitted to applicants) 1.3%
Financial Resources Rank 10.0% 148
Graduation Rate Performance Rank (2008 cohort) 7.5% 14
Alumni Giving Rank 5.0% 71