A life of purpose and passion
The foundation of a Lutheran education brings together the freedom to ask, explore, and learn in a caring and supportive environment with the passion to use your talents to serve the world.
At Concordia University, our Lutheran education heritage encourages the inquisitive and curious mind, helping students learn to incorporate new knowledge, cultivate independent thoughts, and wrestle with complex issues and embrace cultural differences. It provides the analytical foundation necessary to succeed in today’s global environment. And it fosters the development of the whole person — mind, body, and spirit.
Be part of something bigger than yourself
Concordia students are challenged, encouraged, and empowered, within a community grounded in the love of Christ, to discern God’s calling in their lives, ultimately leading them to their passion. Students learn to ask hard questions, dig deep, and think with purpose — always with an eye on contributing to the communities they serve. By learning to think critically, to seek new solutions, and to risk failure, Concordia students become well-rounded citizens, thoughtful stewards, and responsible leaders.
Putting Luther’s theories into practice
The intellectual process that defines the best academic experiences began in Lutheran universities. Luther, himself, was a professor, as well as an Augustinian friar. His intellectual work, combined with his deeply held religious beliefs, led to a variety of key principles that provide the backbone for a Lutheran education. This includes:
- Learning to question
- Embracing science and leveraging technology for good
- Discovering the gifts God has given you and sharing them in service to others
- A rigorous education for all
Concordia is the perfect setting for exploring the mysteries of life and mind — a process that reveals your God-given talents and passions — and your potential.
As a Lutheran institution with a history spanning more than 100 years, we look forward to guiding, nurturing — and challenging — all students and learners as we prepare leaders for the transformation of society.