St. Olaf CollegeAcademic CatalogSt. Olaf College

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An Education for the 21st Century: Academic Life
Graduation Requirements and Curricular Advice
Academic Regulations and Procedures
International and Off-Campus Studies
Special Programs
Admissions and Financial Aid
Life Outside the Classroom
People

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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 Size Number Percentage Number Percentage
2000 (Class of 2004 cohort) 753
1999 (Class of 2003 cohort) 761 594 78.1
1998 (Class of 2002 cohort) 755 593 78.5 627 83.0
1997 (Class of 2001 cohort) 722 539 74.6 579 80.2
1996 (Class of 2000 cohort) 772 565 73.2 607 78.6
1995 (Class of 1999 cohort) 743 558 75.1 589 79.3
1994 (Class of 1998 cohort) 743 519 69.9 552 74.3
1993 (Class of 1997 cohort) 738 509 68.9 561 6.1
1992 (Class of 1996 cohort) 702 500 71.2 535 76.2
1991 (Class of 1995 cohort) 733 520 70.9 565 77.0
1990 (Class of 1994 cohort) 744 565 75.9 592 79.6
1989 (Class of 1993 cohort) 750 552 73.6 598 79.7
1988 (Class of 1992 cohort) 796 599 75.2 644 80.9
1987 (Class of 1991 cohort) 795 588 73.9 646 81.2
1986 (Class of 1990 cohort) 800 613 76.6 657 82.1
1985 (Class of 1989 cohort) 806 561 69.6 612 75.9

Registration 2003-04 (Official Tenth Day)

Full-time students 2,929
Part-time students 65
Total 2,994

Total Matriculated (1886-87 Through 2003-04)

Men Women Total
30,737 33,065 63,802

Geographic Distribution of Students

 Domestic Number Percent
Alaska 19 0.63%
Alabama 1 0.03%
Arizona 11 0.38%
Arkansas 3 0.10%
California 45 1.50%
Colorado 74 2.47%
Connecticut 5 0.17%
Delaware 1 0.03%
District of Columbia 2 0.07%
Florida 10 0.33%
Georgia 7 0.23%
Hawaii 3 0.10%
Idaho 4 0.13%
Illinois 129 4.31%
Indiana 21 0.70%
Iowa 137 4.58%
Kansas 27 0.90%
Kentucky 3 0.10%
Louisiana 3 0.10%
Maine 6 0.20%
Maryland 5 0.17%
Massachusetts 15 0.50%
Michigan 30 1.00%
Minnesota 1,618 54.04%
Mississippi 1 0.03%
Missouri 36 1.20%
Montana 32 1.07%
Nebraska 52 1.74%
Nevada 2 0.07%
New Hampshire 6 0.20%
New Jersey 15 0.50%
New Mexico 9 0.30%
New York 8 0.27%
North Carolina 10 0.33%
North Dakota 41 1.37%
Ohio 20 0.67%
Oklahoma 5 0.17%
Oregon 31 1.04%
Pennsylvania 18 0.60%
Rhode Island 0 0.00%
South Carolina 0 0.00%
South Dakota 48 1.60%
Tennessee 5 0.17%
Texas 23 0.77%
Utah 5 0.17%
Vermont 3 0.10%
Virgin Islands 0 0.00%
Virginia 15 0.50%
Washington 54 1.80%
West Virginia 2 0.07%
Wisconsin 314 10.49%
Wyoming 14 0.47%
Foreign Address 6 0.20%
Total 2,954 98.66%
     
International Number Percent
Bangladesh 1 0.03%
Bosnia 1 0.03%
Costa Rica 1 0.03%
France 1 0.03%
Germany 4 0.13%
Guyana 1 0.03%
India 2 0.07%
Jamaica 2 0.07%
Japan 3 0.10%
Kuwait 1 0.03%
Mexico 1 0.03%
Myanmar 1 0.03%
Norway 6 0.20%
Peru 1 0.03%
Russia 1 0.03%
Rwanda 1 0.03%
South Korea 5 0.17%
Sri Lanka 1 0.03%
Switzerland 1 0.03%
Thailand 2 0.07%
Ukraine 1 0.03%
United Kingdom 2 0.07%
Total 40 1.34%

Religious Affiliation of Students

Affiliation Number Percent
Lutheran (all denominations) 1,260 42.1%
Catholic 430 14.4%
No Information 423 14.1%
Presbyterian 168 5.6%
Methodist 138 4.6%
Non-Denominational 124 4.1%
No Affiliation 71 2.4%
Episcopal 60 2.0%
Other 44 1.5%
Baptist - Other 39 1.3%
United Church of Christ 35 1.2%
Evangelical Free 32 1.1%
Congregational 27 0.9%
Unitarian 16 0.5%
Baptist (Amer; Conf; Consrv) 15 0.5%
Covenant 13 0.7%
Buddhist 10 0.3%
Evangelical Covenant 10 0.3%
Church of Christ 10 0.3%
Islam 9 0.3%
Assembly of God 8 0.3%
Disciples of Christ 7 0.2%
Pentecostal 5 0.2%
Alliance 4 0.1%
Friends (Quakers) 4 0.1%
Mennonite 4 0.1%
Moravian 4 0.1%
Hindu 3 0.1%
Judaism 3 0.1%
Mormon 3 0.1%
Nazarene 3 0.1%
Bahai 2 0.1%
Christian Scientist 2 0.1%
Church of God 2 0.1%
Evangelical and Reformed 2 0.1%
Eastern Orthodox 1 0.0%
Evangelical United Brethern 1 0.0%
Jehovah's Witness 1 0.0%
Salvation Army 1 0.0%
Total 2,994 100.00

Lutherans by Denomination

  Number Percent
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America 1,067 84.8
Missouri 110 8.7
Lutheran (Other/Unspecified) 69 5.5
Wisconsin 13 1.0
OLD Lutheran Church of America 1 0
Total 1,260 100.0