Quick Facts

Institutional Type

The institution is a private, independent, not-for-profit institution incorporated in the State of Florida as Luther Rice University, Inc., and operates as Luther Rice College & Seminary.  The institution is registered as a corporation with the State of Georgia.  Luther Rice College and Seminary is exempt from the need to seek authorization under the provisions of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Act of 1990, O.C.G.A. 20-3-250.3 (a) (10).


June 14, 1962  

Campus Location

Metro Atlanta  


The purpose of Luther Rice College & Seminary is to provide biblical education for Christian ministers and leaders around the world with an end to granting undergraduate and graduate degrees.  


Luther Rice College & Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551, Telephone: 434-525-9539, email: info@tracs.org (www.tracs.org)], having been awarded Reaffirmed status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21, 2015; this status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Luther Rice College & Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. Initial accreditation was granted on February 19th, 2014, in light of the commission’s judgment that the institution complies with ABHE’s Standards, including documentation of the appropriateness, rigor, and achievement of its stated student learning outcomes and all other Title IV eligibility requirements. ABHE may be contacted at 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite #130, Orlando, FL, 32822, or by phone at 407-207-0808 (www.ABHE.org). ABHE is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Based on 2015-2016 Academic Year  
Unduplicated Student Headcount: 1189 (Fall 2015)

Enrollment by Gender

Male:      72%
Female:  28%

Students by State
North Carolina

Academic Programs

Luther Rice College & Seminary offers undergraduate, graduate, and seminary degree programs.  Students may learn through classes offered completely online, traditional on-campus attendance, or in a mixed format combination (on-campus and online).  Three terms make up each academic year: fall, spring, and summer.  Within the fall and spring terms are 8-week condensed terms.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Religion

Enrolled Fall 2015


Master of Arts in Apologetics 7%
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling 9%
Master of Arts in Christian Studies 6%
Master of Arts in Leadership 6%
Master of Arts in Ministry 5%
Master of Divinity* 25%
Doctor of Ministry 6%
Other (Special Student status) <1%

*(including optional biblical languages track)

Graduation Rates

  • 50% (Fall 2015)  (Based on first-time, full-time undergraduates entering in 2009.)    
  • Total Number of Graduates: 6,829
  • 2016 Graduates: 268

Retention Rates

  • Undergraduate Retention Rate: 67% (Fall 2015)
  • Graduate Retention Rate: 70% (Fall 2015)          

Job Placement

66% (Based on 2015 Graduates) 

Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcome Assessment Results

Faculty Profile

Total Number: 41  

  • Full-Time: 16

  • Part-Time: 25

  • Terminal Degrees (Doctorates): 73%

Tuition and Fees

Per semester hour for 2016-2017

Bachelor On-Campus: $238
Bachelor Online:          $255
Master On-Campus:    $238
Master Online:              $252
Doctoral:                        $298

Students Receiving Financial Aid

Federal Programs (32%)
Institution-based Aid (26%)
State (0%)
Other (0%)
Average Federal Financial Aid Award ($10,057)


Physical Volumes: 60,384

Digital Electronic Volumes: 312,393