Passion and
Purpose Defined

We don’t just offer a world-class education—we offer a community of passionate learners to lift you up and inspire you to become your best self.

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What kind of student are you?

Named a U.S. News Top 40 School for Social Mobility and Best Value in the South.

96%


Employed or in Grad School

within six months of graduation.

John Amodeo

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.

John Amodeo '18, Biology

$30M


Financial aid awarded to students annually

Making college accessible & affordable.

Hickory Campus


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.

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News & Events


See who's making news and what's happening at LR.

Biology professor Carly York, Ph.D., investigates the value of curiosity-based science and its role in building better relationships between scientists and the general public.

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Planned revisions to the engineering physics major will make a strong program even stronger.

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Earn a graduate degree on your terms with learning that fits your life.

20+


Graduate Programs

With expert faculty focused on your success.

Cathleen Gaffney

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.

Cathleen Gaffney '20 Finance/Marketing, MBA '21

900+


Graduate Students

Three graduate campus locations in two states

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.

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News & Events

Biology professor Carly York, Ph.D., investigates the value of curiosity-based science and its role in building better relationships between scientists and the general public.

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Planned revisions to the engineering physics major will make a strong program even stronger.

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We shape the entire person for faithful service to the church and to the world.

ELCA


Only ELCA seminary in the southeastern U.S.

Live your faith through public ministry.

Joshua Wullenweber

LTSS is beautifully diverse and made up of students of every age, race, gender and orientation. I was so thankful to find a great community of faith and learning so close to where I grew up.

Joshua Wullenweber MDiv’20

100%


Faculty who have doctoral degrees

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.

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News & Events

Lenoir-Rhyne celebrates the success of Giving Tuesday, an annual global giving movement for the causes and organizations we care most about.

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Earlier this fall, a group of students and faculty from LTSS joined the World Council of Churches Assembly in Germany for ten days of spiritual, cultural and personal enlightenment.

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