St. Olaf CollegeAcademic CatalogSt. Olaf College

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Changes
Changes that have occurred in St. Olaf academic policy and curriculum since the publication in 2002 of the St. Olaf Catalog for 2002–04 are indicated in red and red strikethrough type.

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Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.

Recent Statistics

Four- and Five-Year Graduation Rates
(IPEDS data)


  Graduates in
4 years
Graduates in
5 years
Entering Fall of
Class No. Percent No. Percent
1998
755
1997
722 539 74.6
1996
772 565 73.2 607 78.6
1995
743 558 75.1 589 79.3
1994
743 519 69.9 552 74.3
1993
738 509 68.9 561 6.1
1992
702 500 71.2 535 76.2
1991
733 520 70.9 565 77
1990
744 565 75.9 592 79.6
1989
750 552 73.6 598 79.7
1988
796 599 75.2 644 80.9
1987
795 588 73.9 646 81.2
1986
800 613 76.6 657 82.1
1985
806 561 69.6 612 75.9

 

Registration 2001-02 (Official Tenth Day)

Full-time students
2,941
Part-time students
70
Total
3,011



Total Matriculated (1886-87 Through 2001-02)

Men Women Total
30,054 32,059 62,113

 

Geographical Distribution of Students

  Number Percent
Alaska 14 0.46%
Arizona 16 0.53%
Arkansas 1 0.03%
California 49 1.63%
Colorado 65 2.16%
Connecticut 9 0.30%
District of Columbia 2 0.07%
Florida 3 0.10%
Georgia 6 0.20%
Hawaii 3 0.10%
Idaho 3 0.10%
Illinois 136 4.52%
Indiana 20 0.66%
Iowa 152 5.05%
Kansas 27 0.90%
Kentucky 8 0.27%
Louisiana 2 0.07%
Maine 5 0.17%
Maryland 9 0.30%
Massachusetts 12 0.40%
Michigan 27 0.90%
Minnesota 1,624 53.94%
Mississippi 1 0.03%
Missouri 32 1.06%
Montana 31 1.03%
Nebraska 57 1.89%
Nevada 0 0.00%
New Hampshire 5 0.17%
New Jersey 13 0.43%
New Mexico 5 0.17%
New York 11 0.37%
North Carolina 5 1.10%
North Dakota 36 1.20%
Ohio 24 0.80%
Oklahoma 8 0.27%
Oregon 25 0.83%
Pennsylvania 15 0.50%
Rhode Island 4 0.13%
South Carolina 5 0.13%
South Dakota 39 1.30%
Tennessee 3 0.10%
Texas 19 0.63%
Utah 5 0.17%
Vermont 3 0.10%
Virgin Islands 0 0.00%
Virginia 16 0.53%
Washington 50 1.66%
West Virginia 3 1.66%
Wisconsin 330 10.96%
Wyoming 9 0.30%
Foreign Address 16 0.53%
Total 2,963 98.41%
     
International Number Percent
Albania 1 0.03%
Australia 1 0.03%
Bangladesh 2 0.07%
Belarus 1 0.03%
Bosnia 2 0.07%
Costa Rica 1 0.03%
Ethiopia 1 0.03%
France 1 0.03%
Germany 4 0.13%
Guyana 1 0.03%
India 4 0.13%
Jamaica 3 0.10%
Japan 4 0.13%
Korea 1 0.03%
Nepal 2 0.07%
Norway 11 0.37%
Slovakia 1 0.03%
South Kor 3 0.10%
Tanzania 1 0.03%
Thailand 3 0.10%
Total 48 1.59%

 

Religious Affiliation of Students

Affiliation Number Percent
Lutheran (all denominations) 1,261 41.90%
Catholic 464 15.40%
No Information 255 8.50%
Methodist 186 6.20%
Presbyterian 175 5.80%
Non-Denominational 139 4.60%
No Affiliation 94 3.10%
Other 70 2.30%
Episcopal 67 2.20%
Baptist Other 43 1.40%
United Church of Christ 40 1.30%
Congregational 28 0.90%
Evangelical Free 22 0.70%
Covenant 19 1.10%
Baptist (Amer; Conf; Consrv) 17 0.60%
Evangelical Covenant 17 0.60%
Unitarian 16 0.50%
Church of Christ 14 0.50%
Hindu 11 0.40%
Assembly of God 10 0.30%
Buddhist 89 0.30%
Islam 88 0.30%
Judaism 66 0.30%
Moravian 55 0.30%
Eastern Orthodox 55 0.30%
Alliance 55 0.20%
Disciples of Christ 44 0.10%
Pentecostal 33 0.10%
Friends (Quakers) 33 0.10%
Jehovah's Witness 22 0.10%
Evangelical United Brethern 22 0.10%
Mormon 22 0.10%
Mennonite 12 0.10%
Evangelical and Reformed 22 0.10%
Church of God 12 0.10%
Nazarene 11 0.00%
Salvation Army 11 0.00%
Christian Scientist 11 0.00%
Total 3,011 100