Martin Luther College (MLC)

1995 Luther Ct, New Ulm, MN

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Martin Luther College is a nonprofit private institution located in New Ulm, Minnesota and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The school's Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. The higher teacher/student ratio and access to faculty and teachers are due primarily to the limited enrollment, around 840 students, maintained by MLC.

Areas of study available at MLC include:

  • Elementary Education
  • Pre-Theology, Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Theology and Religious Vocations
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Most students at Martin Luther College scored between 22 - 28 on the ACT. MLC has an admissions rate of about 95 percent of which only 82 percent decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $12,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Some students at Martin Luther College may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Martin Luther College "Knights" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

Students should visit the MLC website to get a complete list of programs offered, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students MLC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Martin Luther College is around 900 students, where graduate students make up roughly 19% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $14,000-$16,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $300 to $350 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $6,400, the cost includes nineteen meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$5,444
Receiving Student Loans57%$7,026
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Martin Luther College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 77%, Martin Luther College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years52%
Graduating in 5 Years22%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Martin Luther College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Martin Luther College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Theology and Religious Vocations

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Martin Luther College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map