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: 3,462      Undergraduate: 3,142      Graduate: 320

  • 62 percent female, 38 percent male
  • 39 percent live in campus residence halls
  • 23 percent are students of color
  • 76 percent are from Washington state
  • 16 percent are age 25 and older
  • 19 percent are Lutheran
  • 5 percent are international students representing 26 countries

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

Faculty: 218 full-time, 59 part-time

Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Administration: 221

Staff: 253

Tuition & Fees: $34,740

Room & Meals: $10,100

Total cost: $44,840

Annual Budget: $112 million

Endowment Value: $74.7 million

Total grants and gifts received 2011-2012: $7.6 million

Financial Aid: PLU administers over $87 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.