- Christian–friendly institution that serves students of all faiths and backgrounds.
- Primarily asynchronous course format that enables students to complete assignments without set login times.
- A variety of financial aid options, including grants and merit–based scholarships for leadership, music, and athletics.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Concordia provides liberal arts education to over 5,800 students annually. Founded in 1905 and affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, the school trains pastors and teachers through online and on-campus education. Today, Concordia serves the needs of Portland’s Lutheran community through five schools and colleges: a law school, a school of management, a college of education, a college of health and human sciences, and a Lutheran institute of theology and culture.
Concordia University Portland Online Statistics
|Percentage Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid||98%|
|Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate||72%|
|Required Standardized Test(s)||SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT|
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|Colors||Navy blue and white|
Concordia University’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info
Accreditation and Approvals
Concordia University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
|Master of Education||$17,840–$23,698 total|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||$21,102–$27,190 total|
|Master of Business Administration||$26,316–$35,720 total|
|Doctor of Education||$34,644–$40,720 total|
Undergraduate admission requirements differ for high school students and transfer or returning students. High school applicants must submit official transcripts along with SAT or ACT scores. Transfer or returning degree applicants (2+ years of work experience or 3+ years out of high school) may need some college credits along with a resume and relevant work experience.
Application requirements vary among graduate programs. In general, graduate applicants need an undergraduate degree with a minimum 2.8–3.0 GPA. Applicants to all programs must submit a resume, a statement of intent, and multiple letters of recommendation. Some programs require GRE or GMAT scores while the JD program requires LSAT scores.
Online Degrees Offered
Concordia University offers three online bachelor’s degrees, four online master’s degrees, and one online doctorate. Those break down as follows: Concordia’s College of Education offers one online bachelor’s degree, three online master’s degrees, and one online doctorate. The School of Management offers one online bachelor’s degree and one online master’s degree. The College of Health and Human Sciences offers one online bachelor’s degree.