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Named a U.S. News Top 40 School for Social Mobility and Best Value in the South.
Employed or in Grad School
within six months of graduation.
I had a phenomenal college experience, and I now hold a degree in a field in which I'm interested. I’m excited to utilize it in disease research.
Our picturesque campus serves as the backdrop of our students’ diverse and shared experiences. Our students are leaders, researchers and champions. LR Bears are the heart of this small-college town, and the City of Hickory fosters a thriving community for our students.Explore Our Hickory Campus
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Earn a graduate degree on your terms with learning that fits your life.
With expert faculty focused on your success.
The community and family aspect makes LR rare. I have never experienced a group of people that are more a family than Bear nation. The support we get from the Hickory area is unlike any other school.
Hickory, Asheville & Columbia
Whether it’s reinventing your career, advancing your professional skills or elevating your business, our three campus locations offer quality academic programs paired with hands-on learning opportunities in cities filled with cultural and civic opportunities.View Our Campuses
We shape the entire person for faithful service to the church and to the world.
Only ELCA seminary in the southeastern U.S.
Live your faith through public ministry.
I am grateful for the rigor of the courses, which required us to dig deep into the scripture and ourselves as we studied the word of God.
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
As soon as you arrive on our campus in beautiful Columbia, South Carolina, you’ll experience what it means to be surrounded by caring and passionate professors and a community atmosphere that is both captivating and supportive.View Our Campus