What kind of student are you?
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.
LR taught us to use our time wisely and has provided me with a ‘keep moving forward' mentality. And Dr. Knight has always helped show us what we could be.
Financial aid awarded to students annually
Making college accessible & affordable.
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.
I gained essential hands-on experience during my occupational therapy internships, which helped prepare me for providing acute inpatient rehabilitation as an occupational therapist.
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.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.
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.
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.View Our Campus