Comparative Data

The following graphs show Luther's 4- and 6-year graduate rate, first to second year persistence rate, and 25th and 75th percentile ACT composite score compared to the median rate/score of four groups of comparison institutions: Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM); Minnesota Private; Iowa Private; and Midwest Public (a listing of group members follows the graphs).

Data Source: College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics (December 2018)

Graduation Rates for the 2011 First-Year Student Cohort

Graduation Rates


Persistence Rates for the 2016 First-Year Cohort Enrolling for 2017 Fall Semester



25th and 75th ACT Composite Scores for 2017 First-Year Students

ACT Percentiles


Comparison Institutions

Not all schools in the groups ACM and Minnesota Private have 25th and 75th ACT composite scores listed in College Navigator so those groups are not included in the previous graph.

ACM: Beloit College, Carleton College, Coe College, Colorado College, Cornell College, Grinnell College, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lawrence University, Macalester College, Monmouth College, Ripon College, and St. Olaf College.

Minnesota Private: Augsburg College, Bethel University, College of St. Benedict, Concordia College-Moorhead, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, St. John's University, St. Mary's University, and St. Olaf College.

Iowa Private: Buena Vista University, Central College, Coe College, Cornell College, Drake University, Grand View University, Loras College, Simpson College, and Wartburg College.

Midwest Public: Iowa State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Winona State University.