Pacific Lutheran University is a private, coeducational institute of higher education located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1890 by Scandinavian immigrants for the purpose of spreading Lutheran higher education in the Pacific Northwest, the university has close affiliations with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In 1920, the school merged with Everett’s Colombia College and became a two-year school under the name Pacific Lutheran College. Nine years later the college merged with Spokane College and resumed granting four-year degrees in 1939. It gained university status in 1960.
Today, the university offers a wide range of degrees and programs in various areas of study and is organized academically into the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Arts and Communication, School of Business, School of Education and Movement Studies, and School of Nursing.
For its undergraduate program, it grants Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts in Education; Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education; Bachelor of Arts in Recreation; Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Music Education; Bachelor of Musical Arts; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. For its graduate level, it offers Master of Arts in Education; Master of Arts in Education with Initial Certification; Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Marriage and Family Therapy; Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Nursing; and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
Cost of tuition for fulltime undergraduate students enrolled in 12 credit hours of classes is US$14,600 per semester and US$915 per credit hour for part-time students. Graduate students pay tuition cost of US$915 per semester hour. Financial aid is extended by way of loans and grants.
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