Concordia University Portland Online

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Highlights

  • 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.

Overview

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

Public/Private Private nonprofit
Acceptance Rate 55%
Percentage Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid 98%
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 72%
Graduation Rate 56%
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT
Accreditation Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Date Founded 1905
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).

Tuition

Program Level Cost
Undergraduate $499/credit
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
Juris Doctor $975/credit

Admissions

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.

Contact Information

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.

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