Martin Luther College

Did you know?

The opening enrollment for the 2015–16 school year was 727 students on campus.

The mission of Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and who are competent to proclaim the Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord.

To meet the current ministry needs of WELS, Martin Luther College

  • prepares men for pastoral training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary;
  • prepares men and women for service as teachers and staff ministers in the synod’s churches, schools, and other institutions;
  • prepares men and women for other church ministries, both full and part time, responding to the needs of WELS;
  • prepares international students for ministry in partnership with WELS mission fields; and
  • provides programs of continuing education that meet the ministerial needs of WELS.

During its World Mission Festival Service on Nov. 8, Martin Luther College rejoiced in God’s abundant blessings on WELS missions. The service was a great reminder that students and professors are part of a church that extends beyond the college and across the world. Students with ties to world missions participated in the service.

New academic programs

  • Special Education is a new major preparing MLC graduates for Minnesota state teacher licensure. MLC has already enrolled 18 students in the major.
  • In February 2015, the MLC Governing Board gave the necessary final approval for the new minor course of study in Urban Educational Ministry. MLC is now able to enhance its preparation of more students for service in urban settings.