The 26 colleges and universities of the ELCA offer high quality undergraduate and graduate education. Our schools are dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and the development of the whole person in body, mind and spirit. At ELCA colleges and universities, students are educated for a sense of calling or vocation, opening the path toward a meaningful life of contribution to the common good through whatever career they choose. Find yourself at an ELCA college or university.
The Churchwide Organization and the 26 colleges and universities collaborate as the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities. The Network represents and undergirds the common mission and shared identity of ELCA higher education.
If you are a parent or student exploring higher education, know that there is a place for you at ELCA colleges and universities. The cost of college can be daunting, but admissions counselors and financial aid advisers at our institutions will help you find a way to afford a school that fits you the best. In fact, the true cost of attending an ELCA school is typically no more — and often less — than the cost of attending most public colleges and universities, especially since completing a degree in the normal length of time can be difficult or impossible at public institutions. Once enrolled in an ELCA college or university, you will discover why graduates before you have consistently rated their educational experiences as high or higher than Lutheran alumni of public colleges.