St. Olaf CollegeAcademic CatalogSt. Olaf College

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An Education for the 21st Century: Academic Life
Graduation Requirements
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International and Off-Campus Studies
Special Programs
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Life Outside the Classroom
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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
2002 (Class of 2006 cohort) 777
2001 (Class of 2005 cohort) 744 608 81.7
2000 (Class of 2004 cohort) 753 600 79.9 632 83.9
1999 (Class of 2003 cohort) 761 594 78.1 630 82.9
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 2005-06 (Official Tenth Day)

Full-time students 3,005
Part-time students 53
Total 3,058

Total Matriculated (1886-87 Through 2005-06)

Men Women Total
31,487 34,043 65,530

Geographic Distribution of Students

 Domestic Number Percent
Alaska 13 0.43%
Alabama 3 0.10%
Arizona 13 0.43%
Arkansas 3 0.10%
California 49 1.62%
Colorado 65 2.15%
Connecticut 11 0.36%
Delaware 2 0.07%
District of Columbia 0 0.00%
Florida 23 0.76%
Georgia 7 0.23%
Hawaii 2 0.07%
Idaho 6 0.20%
Illinois 110 3.64%
Indiana 20 0.66%
Iowa 131 4.33%
Kansas 29 0.96%
Kentucky 4 0.13%
Louisiana 1 0.03%
Maine 6 0.20%
Maryland 11 0.36%
Massachusetts 19 0.63%
Michigan 26 0.86%
Minnesota 1,730 57.23%
Mississippi 2 0.07%
Missouri 38 1.26%
Montana 24 0.79%
Nebraska 46 1.52%
Nevada 3 0.10%
New Hampshire 1 0.03%
New Jersey 16 0.53%
New Mexico 7 0.23%
New York 11 0.36%
North Carolina 7 0.23%
North Dakota 31 1.03%
Ohio 17 0.56%
Oklahoma 9 0.30%
Oregon 52 1.72%
Pennsylvania 14 0.46%
Rhode Island 0 0.00%
South Carolina 2 0.07%
South Dakota 57 1.89%
Tennessee 3 0.10%
Texas 25 0.83%
Utah 5 0.17%
Vermont 5 0.17%
Virgin Islands 0 0.00%
Virginia 12 0.40%
Washington 40 1.32%
West Virginia 0 0.00%
Wisconsin 296 9.79%
Wyoming 9 0.30%
Foreign Address 7 0.23%
Total 3,023 100%
     
International Number Percent
Argentina 1 2.86%
Canada 1 2.86%
China 2 5.71%
France 1 2.86%
Germany 5 14.29%
Japan 1 2.86%
Macedonia 1 2.86%
Myanmar 1 2.86%
Nigeria 1 2.86%
Norway 8 22.86%
Peru 1 2.86%
Russia 1 2.86%
Rwanda 1 2.86%
Singapore 1 2.86%
South Korea 3 8.57%
Sweden 1 2.86%
Switzerland 1 2.86%
Thailand 2 5.71%
Turkey 1 2.86%
Yugoslavia 1 2.86%
Total 35 100%

Religious Affiliation of Students

Affiliation Number Percent
Lutheran (all denominations) 1,253 40.9%
No Information 522 17.1%
Catholic 411 13.4%
Presbyterian 160 5.2%
Methodist 144 4.7%
Non-Denominational 117 3.8%
No Affiliation 55 1.8%
Baptist (Amer; Conf; Consrv) 51 1.7%
United Church of Christ 43 1.4%
Other 41 1.3%
Evangelical Free 28 0.9%
Congregational 22 0.9%
Unitarian 17 0.6%
Baptist - Other 14 0.5%
Assembly of God 9 0.3%
Covenant 9 0.3%
Disciples of Christ 9 0.3%
Buddhist 8 0.3%
Evangelical Covenant 8 0.3%
Friends (Quakers) 8 0.3%
Islam 8 0.3%
Alliance 6 0.2%
Judaism 6 0.2%
Evangelical and Reformed 5 0.2%
Hindu 5 0.2%
Mennonite 5 0.2%
Pentecostal 5 0.2%
Church of Christ 4 0.1%
Eastern Orthodox 4 0.1%
Bahai 3 0.1%
Adventist 2 0.1%
Christian Scientist 2 0.1%
Moravian 2 0.1%
Nazarene 2 0.1%
Church of God 1 0.0%
Jehovah's Witness 1 0.0%
Mormon 1 0.0%
Total 3,058 100%

Lutherans by Denomination

  Number Percent
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America 1,008 80.4%
Missouri 106 8.5%
Lutheran (Other/Unspecified) 118 9.4%
Wisconsin 21 1.7%
Total 1,253 100.0