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Institutional Type

Luther Rice College and Seminary has been incorporated in the State of Florida as a private, independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) since June 13, 1962. Luther Rice is registered as a corporation with the State of Georgia. Luther Rice is registered as a degree-granting institution by Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC). Luther Rice College and Seminary is required to complete and submit the Annual Membership Renewal under the provisions of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Act, O.C.G.A. 20-3-250.3 (a) (10).


Established

June 13, 1962  


Campus Location

Metro Atlanta Campus (Lithonia, Georgia)

100% online degree programs accessible worldwide


Mission Statement

The mission of Luther Rice College & Seminary is to serve the church by providing biblically based on-campus and distance education to Christian men and women for ministry with an end to granting undergraduate and graduate degrees. 


Accreditation

Luther Rice College and Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Luther Rice College and Seminary may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or  by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

 

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. Reaffirmation of accreditation was granted on March 6, 2019, 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).

 


Programs

Program Name NCES CIP CODE
Bachelor of Arts in Religion 39.0201
Master of Arts in Apologetics 39.0601
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling 39.0701
Master of Arts in Christian Studies 39.0201
Master of Arts in Leadership 39.0699
Master of Arts in Ministry 39.0602
Master of Divinity 39.0602
Doctor of Ministry 39.0699

Enrollment

Based on IPEDS 12-month Enrollment for the 2019-2020 Academic Year  


Unduplicated Student Head Count: 1,146

Enrollment by Gender

Male:      70%
Female:  30%

Enrollment by State

State % of Total
Georgia 43.7%
Florida 7.9%
Alabama 4.5%
North Carolina 4.5%
Texas 4.5%

 

Enrollment by Academic Program

Program % of Total
Bachelor of Arts in Religion 30.4%
Master of Arts in Apologetics 4.5%
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling 11.6%
Master of Arts in Christian Studies 7.9%
Master of Arts in Leadership 2.9%
Master of Arts in Ministry 24.5%
Master of Divinity 11.0%
Doctor of Ministry 6.3%
Non-Degree Seeking Student 0.9%

Graduation and Retention Rates

Given that many Luther Rice students are considered non-traditional students and have completed some prior college work, the traditional First-Time Full-Time calculation does not reflect the overall achievement of Luther Rice College and Seminary in the areas of Retention and Graduation Rates.  The number of students in the First-Time Full-Time cohorts continues to be so small that an additional calculation is necessary to serve our measurement of student achievement.  Therefore, Luther Rice measures retention rates and graduation rates for all students at each program level (not just First-Time Full-Time).

Graduation Rates

Based on 2011, 2012, 2013 Cohort

Degree 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Bachelor 38.7% 34.8% 31.4%
Master of Arts 48.8% 53.1% 52.9%
Master of Divinity 49.3% 36.2% 35.7%
Doctor of Ministry 52.9% 40.0% 75.0%

 

Retention Rate 

Degree 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Undergraduate 60.3% 59.0% 61.6%
Graduate 65.5% 63.8% 62.4%
Total 63.8% 62.1% 62.0%

 

 


Ministry and Job Placement

Ministry Placement

Assessment Data 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Involved in Ministry 88.2% 89.4% 90.0%
Not Involved in Ministry or N/A 11.8% 10.6% 10.0%

 

Job Placement

Assessment Data 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Job Placement Rate 61.0% 81.8% 82.5%

Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcome Assessment Results


Faculty Profile

Based on 2020 IPEDS HR Data 

  • Full-Time: 25

  • Part-Time: 13

  • Terminal Degrees: 92%


Tuition and Fees

2021-2022 Academic Year

 

Program/Mode Tuition Per Credit Hour
Bachelor (on-campus) $238
Bachelor (online) $327
Masters (on-campus) $238
Masters (online) $316
Doctor or Ministry $377

 

Each course has a $155 Technology Fee


Students Receiving Financial Aid

% of Students who Received Aid from Federal Programs (44%)
% of Students who Received Institution-based Aid (18%)
% of Students who Received Aid from the State (0%)


Average Federal Financial Aid Amount ($10,215)


Library

Physical Volumes: 60,000+

Digital Electronic Volumes: 500,000+

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