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Year rankings have been compiled from the most recent data that has been collected from the schools and issued by the US Department of Education. The data we use is both public and unbiased, and has been presented as a comprehensive ranking guide for both students and parents looking for college information.

Ranking Algorithm

The ranking algorithm is based on proprietary, unique formulas that involve sixty eight academic, financial, and organizational factors and metrics, as well as faculty profiles, student retention rates, and alumni job prospects. The factors are each weighted differently and are then scored to reflect program ratings.

The scores are then normalized so that consideration is given to other characteristics of the school such as the present student body enrollment, relevant faculty and staff metrics, past ranking history of the specific college, and its current trend.

The ranking formulas are proprietary and cannot be disclosed; however, we guarantee that all Lutheran schools are treated fairly and equally during the process of composing reviews, determining competing colleges, and evaluating academic programs.

Ranking Release Year 2024 rankings are based on the US Department of Education data sets released in 2023 / 2024. Campus safety ratings are based on 2024 data from the American School Search Safety Reports. © 2024 · Home · Terms of Use · Methodology