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Luther College

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Luther College is a university based in Decorah, IA that was founded in 1865. As of 2019 they had $127 million in revenue and $295 million in assets.

Luther College is a four-year, residential liberal arts institution offering more than 70 majors, minors, and preprofessional programs. Founded by the norweigian evangelical lutheran church in 1861, Luther welcomes students of all background to engage...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Controleer.

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Program areas at Luther College

Instruction: Luther offers 40 majors, 46 minors and interdisciplinary minors, and 9 preprofessional and specific programs. Luther's signature paideia program, an interdisciplinary course series offered for more than 36 years, helps integrate learning and builds community through shared academic experience. The College's music program, in which students train in performance, conducting, composition, and education, has six choirs, three bands, three orchestras and two jazz bands, many of which tour nationally and internationally. A vibrant off-campus student program draws approximately 75% of students to study abroad prior to graduation. Luther has 157 full-time faculty (approximately 93 percent with a terminal degree) and a 11.4:1 student-faculty ratio. Total enrollment was 1,988 fte students in the fall of 2018. 499 students graduated in the 2018-19 academic year.

Auxiliary enterprises: Luther College maintains a rural residential campus to enhance the educational experience of the student body with room and board programs designed to encourage a spirit of collegiality and conversation beyond the classroom and laboratory. In fall 2018, Luther's residence halls housed 1,830 students or 92% of total fall enrollment. 1,678 students used the College's dining service.

Academic support and student services: a student academic support center provides services, based on best practices in learning assistance, including needs assessment, student-to-student tutoring, and one-on-one instruction with professional staff. In collaboration with faculty and other staff, sasc coordinates specialized services for students with disabilities, manages the academic alert system, and supports initiatives of the advising program. Academic advising is done by faculty. Research and technology support are provided through an extensive library program. The College has more than 100 student organizations along with College ministries, health services, and recreation and wellness programs. Approximately 75% of students are engaged in work study to serve the Luther community, gain important work experience, and earn money toward expenses.

Form 990s for Luther College

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-05Aug 19, 2020990View PDF
2018-05Apr 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-05Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-05Jun 29, 2017990View PDF
2015-05Mar 18, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Luther College

Total grants, contributions, etc.$15,701,384
Program services$103,811,230
Investment income and dividends$3,456,302
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$40,034
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,753,520
Net income from fundraising events$18,885
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,734,313
Total revenues$127,515,668

Vendors for Luther College

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2020-03-03
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
█████████Marketing software2020-03-03
█████ █████ ███████ ██████ ███Audit accounting; Tax accounting2020-01-14
██████Dining Services$5,189,1692019-05-01
████████ █████████████ ███Travel Consultants$544,9452019-05-01
█████ ███████████ ███Construction$861,5712019-05-01
███████ ████████████Construction$219,4792019-05-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at Luther College

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Eric RunestadVice President for Finance and Administration / Vice President Finance and Administration$155,195Aug. 19, 2020
Amy Viniard-WeidemanVice President - Marketing$129,926May 31, 2019
█████ ███████Vice President - Development$140,698May 31, 2019
█████ █████Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management / Associate Vice President and Director of Admissions-Aug. 9, 2019
████ █████████Vice President for Enrollment Management$143,649May 31, 2019
████ ███████Executive Director Its and Comp Science Instructor$106,856May 31, 2018
███████ █████████Associate Profesor of Economics$137,785May 31, 2019
█████ ████████Mathematics Instructor and Wrestling Coach$129,017May 31, 2018
██████████ ██████Profesor of History$149,431May 31, 2019
█████ ██████Past Vice President - Communications and Mark$98,327May 31, 2018
...and 10 more key personnel

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