About PLU

Quick Facts

Mission: PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other people, for their communities and for the earth.

Student Profile:
Total: 3,461      Undergraduate: 3,195      Graduate: 266

  • 62 percent female, 38 percent male
  • 49 percent live in campus residence halls
  • 21 percent are students of color
  • 74 percent are from Washington state
  • 15 percent are age 25 and older
  • 23 percent are Lutheran
  • 4 percent are international students representing 24 countries

President: Thomas W. Krise is PLU’s 13th president.

Faculty: 246 full-time, 37 part-time

Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Administration: 207

Staff: 253

Tuition & Fees: $30,950

Room & Meals: $9,250

Total cost: $40,200

Annual Budget: $112 million

Endowment Value: $74.7 million

Total grants and gifts received 2010-2011: $25.4 million

Financial Aid: PLU administers nearly $83 million in financial aid from all sources and commits more than $40 million in grants and scholarships to students each year. Ninety-seven percent of all students receive financial assistance from at least one source.