Martin Luther College was founded in 1995 as a result of the merging of Dr. Martin Luther College and Northwestern College which were founded in 1884 and 1865, respectively. It was established for the sole purpose of training future pastors, teachers and staff ministers of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s (WELS) public ministry. It is located at 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, Minnesota, at the intersection of Center Street and Summit Avenue.
The college occupies a 50-acre campus situated on a beautiful wooded hill. Its convenient location provides easy access to nearby city attractions while providing an unmistakable small-town charm. Facilities housed in the campus include an academic center; four residence halls; computer labs; library and media center; student union with fitness center, gym and cafeteria; two music halls with practice rooms; chapel/auditorium; and sports facilities for football, tennis, softball, soccer and baseball. The nearby Flanders State Park offers additional recreational facilities for camp grounds, swimming and hiking.
Programs offered by Martin Luther College lead to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education degrees. Studies in Educational Ministry include Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education and Staff Ministry. Pre-Seminary Studies and Seminary Certification are likewise offered.
More than 700 students are currently enrolled in the college with 82 faculty members. Classes are kept small with an average class size of 17. Student/faculty ratio is 11:1.
Annual tuition costs amounts to $ 10,660.00 while room and board costs $ 4,140.00 per year. Graduate courses cost $ 235.00 per credit. Online courses are offered through the college’s Office of Continuing Education. A technology fee of $ 25.00 is charged for online courses in addition to the tuition fee.