Martin Luther


A Place To Grow

Deepen Your Faith


in Faith

Study, Learn and
Apply Scripture to Life

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in Service

Serve Your Church,
Your Community, Your World

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in Skill

Choir, Drama, Band
– the list goes on!

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in Knowledge

Choose Your Ministry,
Develop Your Gifts and Serve!

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in Athletics

16 Intercollegiate Sports
NCAA Division III

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 Undergrads: 664

 Grad & Continuing Ed: 1065

 Countries: 5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 11-1

One Mission – Endless Opportunities

The mission of Martin Luther College is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

Arts At MLC

Join us for one of our many campus concerts, drama productions, and recitals. Click here for our Arts Event Calendar.

Our students also use their musical gifts in worship services. Join us live or download archived services at

Equipping Christian Witnesses

Equipping Christian Witnesses is a campaign that gratefully recognizes 150+ years of ministerial training in our synod and at Martin Luther College. The title, “Equipping Christian Witnesses,” reflects not only the mission of MLC—to train a corps of Christian witnesses to meet WELS ministry needs—but also the pillars of this campaign: recruitment, financial aid, and facilities. Learn more.

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View the ECW Toolbox.

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Events @ MLC

Health & Safety

The well-being of our campus family and greater community are of utmost importance to us. View latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to MLC:

2021-2022 Health and Safety Protocols

“I was really impressed with the 10 young adults from MLC who helped with hurricane cleanup in Panama City. They represented their Savior and their school very well. All of them were self-starters, and every one worked hard . . . not a slacker in the bunch. They were polite and attentive. These future teachers and pastors give me great hope for the future!”

“DMLC and now MLC will always hold a special place in our hearts. We have seen firsthand many blessings for our families and ministries, and join others in thanksgiving for this special school.”

“Martin Luther College is a special place for students to learn how best to serve the Lord with their gifts as public ministers of the gospel.”

“This institution is blessed with faculty and staff members who are exceptionally committed to the mission of preparing students for ministry, who are exemplary in their care for and involvement with students, and who are gracious in their relationships with colleagues.”

“I thank God for the privilege of sitting at the feet of Christian teachers and professors who molded my life so to speak in God’s ways.”

“I know the Lord is smiling on MLC for the work being done to train those who will teach God’s Word to the world. There is no work more important.”

“Reflecting on the quality of education that I received at MLC and the quality of the professors that I had throughout the program, I don’t think I could have found that care and attention anywhere else.”

“I love the fact that everyone is so friendly and genuine at MLC. It amazes me how everyone smiles and says hi even if you’ve only chatted once. The unity of the student body is very apparent to me, and the faith that unifies them is incredible.”

Experience Martin Luther College

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captured over the years at MLC.

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Beginning spring 2022, MnDOT will be reconstructing Hwy 14 from New Ulm to Nicollet to improve safety and travel for residents, commuters, and freight. Improvements will include: – Converting the two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway Bypassing Courtland by realigning Hwy 14 north of the city Constructing new interchanges in Courtland and at Co. […]

A Message from President Gurgel

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Our Synod-Wide MLC Family, Aren’t there many times, as we live as sinners in a sinful world, where we find ourselves thinking: “But it shouldn’t be that way!”? We say that when life situations bring frustration to our hearts or tears to our eyes. We say “But it shouldn’t be […]

WELS National Choral Fest at MLC

The 2021 WELS National Choral Fest took place November 12-14, 2021 at Martin Luther College under the theme “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord.” Twenty-three WELS Lutheran High Schools from around the nation participated. You can view the archived livestream of this event below: Sacred concert Livestream Pops Concert Livestream Choral Festival Worship Folder  Learn […]