There are many different Lutheran colleges and universities throughout the United States that offer varsity women's softball teams. These schools range in size, available degree programs and the level of softball competition they offer. Learn more about a handful of the Lutheran colleges with softball teams.
Students can play varsity softball at 4-year, Lutheran schools from coast to coast in states like New York and Washington. Compare a few of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Texas Lutheran University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Seguin, TX||$29,960|
|Concordia College-New York||4-year, private not-for-profit||Bronxville, NY||$31,600|
|Valparaiso University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Valparaiso, IN||$38,760|
|Martin Luther College||4-year, private not-for-profit||New Ulm, MN||$14,680|
|Pacific Lutheran University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Tacoma, WA||$40,722|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of Lutheran Colleges with Softball Programs
Students considering playing softball at a Lutheran college may wish to think about factors like school size, softball division, available degree programs and/or spiritual growth opportunities prior to making a decision. Here we discuss some of these factors for a few of the many Lutheran colleges across the country that offer softball programs.
Texas Lutheran University
According to the NCES, Texas Lutheran University had around 1,360 undergraduate students in 2017. The university is home to the Bulldogs women's softball team and is a part of the NCAA Division III. Students at the university can pursue graduate programs in athletic training, data analytics or accounting, or a wide range of undergraduate programs, such as entertainment studies, kinesiology, finance, theology, environmental biology and pre-law. Students can grow spiritually through chapel services, podcasts, service opportunities, spiritual retreats, small groups, international pilgrimages and/or spiritual groups on campus, like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) or Campus Crusade for Christ.
Concordia College-New York
The Concordia Clippers softball team is part of the NCAA Division II. Students at Concordia College-New York can choose from undergraduate majors in areas like nursing, radiologic technologies, social work, business and criminal justice, as well as a few graduate programs in special education, business leadership or international education. The college encourages spiritual growth in its students through daily, morning reflections, service trips, community service opportunities, Bible devotions and Campus Christian Ministry (service group). In 2017, the NCES reported that the college had about 1,130 undergraduate students.
Valparaiso University in Indiana offers a wide range of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in subjects such as aviation, clinical mental health counseling, Chinese studies, law, bioengineering, digital media and public health. Students can invest in their spiritual lives on campus through pastoral care, chapel and worship services, devotionals, morning prayer and spiritual groups, like Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) and Peer Ministers (mentoring program). According to the NCES, the university had a little over 3,220 undergraduate students in 2017. The school has NCAA Division I softball and the team is known as the Crusaders.
Martin Luther College
Martin Luther College in Minnesota helps students grow spiritually by providing morning and evening chapel services and spiritually based groups on campus, including Urban Ministry (preparing urban teachers), Chapel Committee and Anchor (campus and community service). As of 2017, the college had around 900 undergraduate students, per the NCES. Known as the Knights, the college offers NCAA Division III softball. Students on campus can pursue graduate programs in education, educational administration or theological studies or undergraduate programs in areas like early childhood education, middle and secondary education, parish music or theological studies.
Pacific Lutheran University
According to the NCES, Pacific Lutheran University in the state of Washington had close to 2,770 undergraduate students in 2017. The university is home to the NCAA Division III Lutes softball team. Students can choose from an array of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields such as finance, nursing, education, anthropology, geosciences, kinesiology and women's and gender studies. For their spiritual lives, students can attend chapel and worship services, participate in interfaith groups and activities on campus, utilize pastoral care, serve the local community and/or join the Campus Ministry Council.