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.

Demarius Hampton, Kyle Duggar and Dr. Doug Knight

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.

Demarius Hampton '19, Engineering Physics

$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.

All doctor of nursing practice students complete field study. Few of them go as far afield as Nigeria, where Ugonna Ukwu '23 chose to bring research into practice at a local hospital.

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Nanette Nikolajsen '24 has pursued adventure before – in the Danish military, backpacking through Asia – and now here at LR on a nationally ranked triathlon team.

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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.

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

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

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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All doctor of nursing practice students complete field study. Few of them go as far afield as Nigeria, where Ugonna Ukwu '23 chose to bring research into practice at a local hospital.

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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.

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

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

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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As America observes Veterans Day, the Lenoir-Rhyne community holds a special appreciation for the veteran students who share their knowledge and life experience with their fellow Bears every day.

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