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Luther Rice University & Seminary

Luther Rice University & Seminary is Baptist college with 511 students located in Lithonia, GA.

Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College


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Your theological education at LRSU will be delivered in an environment of Christian excellence marked by:

Uncompromising commitment to the mandates, teachings, principles, and prohibitions of the Holy Scriptures Unambiguous adherence to historic evangelical orthodoxy Encouragement of academic freedom and critical thought Student-focused Christian leadership committed to both the Great Commission and the Great Commandment Evident Christian charity for everyone in the LRSU community and beyond Commitment to a spiritually vibrant personal life that is reflected in every academic and nonacademic endeavor Utilization of best practices in every department of the institution

Student Core Competencies and Values

The LRSU educational experience is designed to transfer to you all the vital competencies required of twenty-first century Christian leaders:

Exegetical/Expositional Competence­­--the ability to accurately interpret and effectively communicate the Word of God in a variety of contexts Theological/Apologetical Competence--the ability to present a reasoned explanation of the doctrine's integral to Scripture and to defend the historic Christian faith Pastoral/Leadership Competence--the ability to shepherd and to lead others in ecclesiastical and workplace contexts Evangelical/Devotional Competence--the ability to present the gospel to unbelievers in a clear and winsome way and to disciple believers for spiritual formation in the image of Christ Academic/Discipleship Competence--the ability to research and study new subjects for oneself and to cultivate a lifestyle of lifelong learning Communication Competence--the ability to communicate effectively and accurately through both the written and the spoken word

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 511
Gender 66% Male / 34% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 24% Full Time / 76% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 33% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 55%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 41%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework



Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. James Flanagan
Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 16
Student : Faculty Ratio 28 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 87 : 12
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,146 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $17,146
$48K-$75K $22,696

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $5,472, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $5,472 Same as On-Campus
Fees $360 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,456
Books $1,250 $1,250
Total (before financial aid) $7,082 $15,538

Students Receiving Aid

33% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 67% $6,931
Federal Scholarships/Grants 33% $5,550
Pell Grants 33% $5,550
Student Loans 67% $6,931

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

50% of students graduated on time.

50% of students graduated in six years.

67% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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