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LR at a Glance

Fast Facts


University Information


  • Founded in 1891 by four Lutheran pastors
  • Three locations: Hickory, N.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.
  • Motto: Veritas vos Liberabit (the truth shall set you free)
  • Alma mater: “Fair Star of Caroline”
  • Mission, vision and values
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Student Body


  • 2,686+ students
  • 1,783 undergraduate (on-campus in Hickory, N.C.)
  • 903 graduate (on-campus and online)
  • Student distribution: 40 states/territories; 77 North Carolina counties; 31 countries
  • $30+ million awarded in scholarships and financial aid annually
  • $100,000+ in study abroad scholarships for LR students
  • 17,643+ living alumni (undergraduate and graduate degree holders) from all 50 states and many countries around the globe

In the Classroom


  • Majors Offered: 50
  • Minors: 53
  • Graduate Programs: 20
  • Student-to-faculty ratio 13:1
  • Average class size: 22
  • Faculty: 140 full time; 81% hold terminal degrees
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Athletics


  • Mascot: Joe Bear
  • Conferences: South Atlantic Conference
  • Affiliation: NCAA Division II
  • Teams: 23
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LR has supported my goal of earning a degree by providing resources to help with career development. My professors provide resources in and out of class to help me reach my class objectives.

Beulah Yusuf '22, Politics & International Affairs

The university has named longtime employee Scott Woodard to serve as director of conferences and events.

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Faith has always played a prominent role in Kristen Baker’s life, and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary continues to shape her faith and ministry. After working in corporate America for several years, yet feeling the call to ministry, Baker started classes in the Master of Divinity program in 2019.

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