The Case for a Lutheran Education
Lutheran universities place greater emphasis on values and ethics than public universities do—and Lutheran university graduates express a correspondingly stronger set of personal and professional values and a greater commitment to improving society.
Lutheran university 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.
Students attending Lutheran universities are more likely than students at public institutions to report that their experience contributed to developing a deepened sense of spirituality.
Students attending Lutheran universities 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.
Lutheran college and university alumni are more likely than public university graduates to believe that contributing to their community is extremely important. A greater proportion of Lutheran university graduates participated in volunteer and community service activities as undergraduates than did public university alumni.
Contributions to Nonprofits
Lutheran college and university alumni are more likely than public university graduates to work in education or nonprofit organizations.