Passionate Investors in a
Better Tomorrow

Here you will be empowered and challenged to know your inherent value and fulfill your potential to contribute meaningfully in every aspect of your life.

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What kind of student are you?

Your next great adventure begins at Lenoir-Rhyne. Here you will find your path to success.


Student to Faculty Ratio

You'll get to know your professors.

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


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.

The redesigned site features an engaging, mobile-friendly design, new content, improved accessibility, enhanced functionality and integration with university applications.

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As local positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise, the mask mandate on campus has been extended until further notice.

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


Graduate Programs

With expert faculty focused on your success.

Hailey Venable

I gained essential hands-on experience during my occupational therapy internships, which helped prepare me for providing acute inpatient rehabilitation as an occupational therapist.

Hailey Venable MS'18


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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In the Master of Arts in leadership program, aspiring leaders are picking up the tools of the trade and learning how to not only add to their skillset, but also to the overall effectiveness of their teams.

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A lieutenant commander and surface warfare officer in the Navy, Tove returned to Asheville, North Carolina, to earn his MBA and become a preparedness and security officer for Buncombe County Health and Human Services.

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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.

Kim Bryant

I am grateful for the preparation for ministry and the knowledge we need to serve. The challenges of the courses gave us additional insight and improved our understanding of what it means to serve.

Kim Bryant, MACM '21


Full-Tuition Scholarships for ELCA Students

Scholarships available for all denominations

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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Moss is nearing completion of his doctoral degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and he will teach courses on practical theology, Black church studies and hip hop culture.

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The seminary was recognized by the Association of Theological Schools for its commitment to be an inclusive community, for its faculty and staff who demonstrated genuine passion about their faith and care for students, as well as its relationship with Lenoir-Rhyne.

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