4-year, Regionally accredited
Affiliation: Lutheran Church
Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Postgraduate Certificate
Way back when, Concordia was founded in Seward, Nebraska (25 miles west of Lincoln, the state capital) as a school for German speaking people of the Lutheran faith. Later, it became a teachers college, then broadened its curriculum to include many degree programs. Degree programs in the field of education, offering bachelor and master degrees, are still the most popular programs at Concordia. Most students (95%) are under 25 but not necessarily of the Lutheran faith. Graduate students constitute 40% of the university’s total enrollment, many of whom take their classes online. And a surprising fifty percent plus of the student body are from out of state.
In addition to programs in education, Concordia offers interesting and popular master degree programs in public health, human services, and gerontology. And a bachelor degree in religious studies appeals to those students who feel called to serve their church and community. When we researched student comments regarding their feelings for Concordia we found the great majority had special feelings for their school. Concordia – Nebraska ranked quite high in this respect.
Cost to attend, although posted to be in the $40,000 range for fulltime first year students, is reduced by grants and scholarships – awarded to all the students it appears – to bring the cost down to a much more reasonable $19,000 on average. We should also mention that many students made it a point in their comments to say how friendly it was at Concordia; people, including staff and professors, really care, and the students are especially friendly and united in their community. That’s a great endorsement for Concordia University, and we think you might like it there yourself.