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About Concordia

Concordia University is a private, non-profit Christian liberal arts university open to students of any faith. Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, Concordia University is committed to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for a living.

Concordia provides a challenging, yet supportive learning environment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our commitment to justice, compassion and moral integrity. We respect diversity, and integrate faith into every aspect of learning, service and life.

Concordia University Facts:

Mission
Concordia is a Christian University preparing leaders for the transformation of society.
Heritage
Concordia is one of 10 universities founded by the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, and the only LCMS university in Oregon. We’ve been an integral part of the Pacific Northwest since 1905. Concordia is a Christian university that welcomes students from all faiths.
Accreditation
Concordia is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Concordia University is a private, non-profit Christian liberal arts university.
Location
Portland, Oregon
Academics
Concordia offers 25 undergraduate majors with concentrations in more than 20 fields. The College of Education, the College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences, and School of Management also offer post-graduate degrees.
Enrollment
Approximately 7,000 students (1,250 undergraduate students, 6,000 graduate students on campus and online); 60% female and 40% male.
Student/Faculty Ratio
17 to 1. The average class size is 20 students.
Campus Living
Six modern residence halls house approximately 500 students.
Campus Expansion
Construction was completed on both the George R. White Library & Learning Center and Concordia Place Apartments in 2009. The new athletic complex, Hilken Community Stadium, opened in 2012. Campus expansion plans include a residence hall and student center.
Financial Aid
97% of students receive financial aid. The average freshman award is $10,000.
NAIA Intercollegiate Athletics
Women's basketball, cross country, softball, golf, soccer, track and field and volleyball.
Men's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track and field.
Clubs and Organizations
Associated Students of Concordia University (ASCU), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hawai'i Club, Intramural Sports, Christian Life Ministries, Multicultural Club, Nursing Club, The Promethean (literary arts journal), Sigma Tau Delta (English honors society), Chi Beta Chi (business club), Student Service Corps, and many others. Learn more
Study Abroad
Recent adventures include faculty-led study in England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy and Semester at Sea.
Concordia Online
Our fully online MEd programs are designed to fit your schedule and budget and provide you with the highest-quality learning experience. Start working towards your Master of Education now!
Concordia also offers a wide range of online undergraduate courses. Learn more about the online learning center here