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The Case for a Lutheran Education

Lutheran colleges place greater emphasis on values and ethics than public universities do—and Lutheran college graduates express a correspondingly stronger set of personal and professional values and a greater commitment to improving society.

Integrating Faith

Lutheran college alumni are more likely than public university graduates to say that they frequently experienced the integration of values and ethics in the classroom. They also indicate that the incorporation of faith into other aspects of their lives is extremely important.

Spiritual Development

Students attending Lutheran colleges are more likely than students at public institutions to report that their experience contributed to developing a deepened sense of spirituality.

Moral Principles

Students attending Lutheran colleges are more likely to report that their experience contributed to developing a personal code of values and ethics, and that their college experience was extremely effective at helping them develop moral principles to guide their actions.

Community Building

Lutheran college alumni are more likely than public university graduates to believe that contributing to their community is extremely important. A greater proportion of Lutheran college graduates participated in volunteer and community service activities as undergraduates than did public university alumni.

Contributions to Nonprofits

Lutheran college alumni are more likely than public university graduates to work in education or nonprofit organizations.