Cheapest Lutheran Colleges

There are many affordable Lutheran Colleges located throughout the United States. Take an in-depth look at five schools with yearly costs under $31,000.

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The Lutheran faith falls under the Protestant denomination and centers on grace, faith, and individual access to God. See how the following private schools, all with tuition between $22,000 and $31,000 annually, incorporate the Lutheran faith into students' experience.

School Comparison

These schools are all affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran faith. This table will provide a snapshot of the locations and undergraduate tuition costs for each school.

School Name Institution Type Location Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*
Finlandia University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Hancock, MI $22,758
Newberry College 4-year, Private not-for-profit Newberry, SC $25,900
Grand View University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Des Moines, IA $26,516
Texas Lutheran University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Seguin, TX $29,960
Thiel College 4-year, Private not-for-profit Greenville, PA $30,830

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Overview of Affordable Lutheran Colleges

Students can earn associate's through master's degrees at these relatively affordable Lutheran Colleges. All of the schools have student enrollments under 2,000.

Finlandia University

Finlandia University awards associate's and bachelor's degrees in the following fields: art and design, health sciences, business, and arts and sciences. The university is centered on the mission of spiritual development, academic excellence, and service. Finlandia's Campus Ministry provides service opportunities for students at organizations like the Salvation Army and the Western UP Food Bank. Faith opportunities include the Campus Ministry Team, which is a student-led leadership team. Finlandia's student organizations range from a business club to several honor societies. The university welcomed 402 students in fall 2017, with 152 full-time first-time undergraduate students receiving financial aid, according to NCES.

Newberry College

NCES shows a student enrollment of 1,181 students at Newberry College for the 2017 academic year. Financial aid was awarded to 282 full-time beginning undergraduate students for the year. Students can complete their bachelor's degree in areas such as digital marketing, nursing, and criminal justice. Campus life at Newberry includes clubs like the Student Nurses Association, a fishing team, and the Society of Undergraduate Mathematicians, and there are also a variety of campus ministry groups. At Newberry College, students will experience a learning environment that encourages freedom and responsibility, diversity, and personal and public vocations.

Grand View University

Grand View University's mission consists of providing students with an environment that engages their mind, body, and spirit. The university engages students' minds with undergrad degrees like biology and political studies and graduate majors like athletic training and organizational leadership. Clubs at Grand View include photography and poetry clubs, as well as the Viking Volunteers, a service organization. Grand View engages students' spirit with chapel services on Tuesdays, along with Bible study groups and a student ministry team. According to NCES, 1,836 students were enrolled at Grand View in 2017, and 334 full-time first-time undergraduates were awarded financial aid.

Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University had 1,394 students for the fall 2017 semester, and 376 full-time beginning students received financial aid, as shown on NCES. The university's programs of study include humanities, natural sciences, and business. Students can join faith-based organizations like the Catholic Student Association or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Other organizations include a jazz band, a Habitat for Humanity chapter, and the American Marketing Association. The university holds chapel services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Thiel College

Thiel College offers three associate's degrees and several dozen bachelor's degrees in fields like business administration, education, and biology. In fall 2017, Thiel had 766 students, with financial aid awarded to 276 full-time first-year students. Campus life at Thiel involves organizations such as an outdoors club, an accounting club, and Students for Civic Participation. The college offers many faith-oriented activities, such as Wednesday afternoon chapel sessions and Candles in the Round on Sunday nights.

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