Martin Luther College Overview
Located in New Ulm, Minnesota, Martin Luther College is a private not-for-profit institution. New Ulm is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Martin Luther College Known For?
- The 1% student loan default rate at MLC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at MLC.
- In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
Martin Luther College Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, MLC is ranked #162 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 44 schools in Minnesota.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
MLC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MLC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards MLC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Martin Luther College?
Contact details for MLC are given below.
|Address:||1995 Luther Ct, New Ulm, MN 56073-3965|
How Do I Get Into MLC?
You can apply to MLC online at: https://mlc-wels.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for MLC
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into MLC?
Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Average Test Scores
About 7% of students accepted to MLC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 568 and 635. Math scores were between 525 and 640.
Can I Afford Martin Luther College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MLC, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,773 a year. That adds up to $27,092 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at MLC is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Martin Luther College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 137 graduate students at the school.
Of the 705 full-time undergraduates at MLC, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Martin Luther College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||9|
|Hispanic or Latino||12|
Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Martin Luther College. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 7 countries are represented at MLC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Antigua and Barbuda.
Online Learning at Martin Luther College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MLC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 44th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of MLC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Martin Luther College was 11.6%. This is the #1,232 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MLC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MLC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||20%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||23%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||44%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MLC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MLC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#16|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#27|
|Instructional Media Design||#66|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#105|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#125|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Martin Luther College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Major||Basic Certificate||Undergraduate Certificate||Bachelor’s||Master’s||TOTAL|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||0||90||0||90|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||0||2||44||0||46|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||39||0||39|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||31||1||4||0||36|
|Instructional Media Design||2||0||0||0||2|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||1||0||0||0||1|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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