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Trinity Lutheran College

Offers an unmistakably Bible-centered education that incorporates service to God and theological study with real-world ministry applications. Students enjoy participating in the once-a-quarter Insanity Night, in which students act out a zany skits or sing silly songs, or watch others do the same.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated

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Offers an unmistakably Bible-centered education that incorporates service to God and theological study with real-world ministry applications. Students enjoy participating in the once-a-quarter Insanity Night, in which students act out a zany skits or sing silly songs, or watch others do the same.

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Trinity Lutheran College is an accredited four-year Christian college located in downtown Everett, Washington. The urban location allows students to become an active part of the community in which they live and study, including significant time spent in volunteer service.

Students also benefit from personal attention with Trinity's low 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Founded in 1944, Trinity enrolls more than 175 students in ten majors. Trinity is a private, four-year Christian liberal arts college, with 80% of our alumni holding leadership roles in their spiritual communities. Founded in 1944, Trinity began as an extension of the Minneapolis-based Lutheran Bible Institute, training laypersons for biblical study. We are an independent Christian college in the Lutheran tradition. We emphasize God's grace in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and welcome all people to a common conversation about the integration of faith and life. Student Affiliations: 40% Lutheran, 30% non-denominational, 30% other (including Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Methodist). We welcome students from all faith backgrounds.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 194
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 94% Full Time / 6% Part Time
Geography 88% In State / 12% Out of State / 5% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 41% 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
Percentage
White 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
International 5%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $300.00. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

60% of students live on-campus.

60% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: Logos

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction tutoring reduced course load study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: adult (re-entering) student services/programs chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates alcohol/substance abuse counseling on-campus daycare veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: children, youth and family resource center; preschool and christian school
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for visually impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): dual enrollment of high school students independent study internships liberal arts/career combination cooperative education student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business/Commerce (34%), Youth Ministry (18%), Psychology (15%), Early Childhood Education and Teaching (15%), Bible/Biblical Studies (9%), Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies (3%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

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.

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

Job Opportunities:

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.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

A program that prepares the ordained clergy and other religious professionals to provide spiritual, counseling, and leadership services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes instruction in child and adolescent psychology, human growth and development, family studies, communication skills, religious education, youth counseling, small group leadership, planning and organizing youth activities, volunteer supervision, and youth evangelism and worship.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
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.

Associates

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.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the dynamic social relations between and among majority and minority groups and different minority groups, and ways to promote mutual tolerance, inter-group cooperation, and the leadership and management of diverse groups and diversity issues in family, educational, recreational, and work settings. Includes instruction in ethnic and cultural studies, group psychology, sociology, anthropology, conflict resolution, human services and resources, and applications to various functional environments.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President John Reed
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 9
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 66 : 33
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 43/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 95.7% accepted of 282 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
English12 - 21
Math15 - 22
 
SATMath360 - 547
Reading373 - 515

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Recommendations, Character Personal Qualities

Important: Religious Affiliation Commitment, Extracurricular Activities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Volunteer Work, Interview, Talent Ability, First Generation College Student, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 2
English 0 3
Math 0 2
Science 0 2
Foreign Language 0 1

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $15,625 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $10,385
$30K-$48K $14,666
$48K-$75K $16,509
$75K-$110K $17,559
$110K+ $23,424

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $26,442, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,442 Same as On-Campus
Fees $600 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,200 $9,500
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $36,242 $37,542

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 74% $7,192
Federal Scholarships/Grants 41% $4,856
Institutional Grants 100% $12,283
Other Federal Grants 5% $1,500
Other Loans 5% $12,250
Pell Grants 41% $4,669
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 15% $9,920
Student Loans 74% $8,037

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.tlc.edu/financialaid/index.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.tlc.edu/financialaid/calculator_net.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

78% of students graduated on time.

85% of students graduated in six years.

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

Athletics

Athletics

Trinity Lutheran College participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Golf Chet Hovde (Get recruited )
Soccer Harlan Slind (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Matt Koeings (Get recruited )
Swimming Erin Edmondson (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Golf Chet Hovde (Get recruited )
Soccer Tim Colvin (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Matt Koeings (Get recruited )
Swimming Erin Edmondson (Get recruited )

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#6 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#246 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#302 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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