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Concordia University

Founded in 1905, Concordia University-Portland is a Lutheran, liberal arts university that prepares leaders for the transformation of society. The university is open to students of any faith. 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.

Interesting Facts

  • Concordia University is the fastest growing university in Oregon, according to the latest IPEDS data, and has more graduate level students than any other Oregon university, according to the Portland Business Journal list of Top Colleges & Universities.
  • Concordia University is recognized on the U.S. President’s Community Service Honor Roll for contributing more than 251,000 service hours in the community through practicum, internships and service learning projects that serve an estimated 10,000 people, including 5,000 youth.
  • As part of its 3 to PhD® initiative, Concordia University’s College of Education and Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School will open a new joint facility in fall 2017.
  • The university recently opened its Columbia River Campus, a new campus building located near Airport Way, which houses Concordia University Online and the new Homeland Security program, the first of its kind in Oregon.
  • Concordia University School of Law is located in Boise, Idaho and received ABA provisional approval in spring 2015, then held its first Commencement Ceremonies that summer.


  • Undergraduate: 1,250
  • Graduate/Professional: 6,000


  • Tuition (2015-16): $26,900 (undergraduate)
  • Room & Board (2015-16): $8,010

Financial Aid Data

  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need %: 86% (undergraduate)
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $13,000
  • Percent Need Met (Need-Based Aid):


  • Total Living: 17,904
  • Percent Living in Oregon: 40%

Student Profile

  • Male: 40%
  • Female: 60%
  • Resident (Oregon) Students: 57% (undergraduate), 42% (total)
  • Nonresident Students: 43% (undergraduate, 58% (total)
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 25
  • Number of Minors/Concentration Fields: 20

Most Popular Majors

  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing

Class Size

  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 58%
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 99%


  • Full-time Faculty: 24%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/Terminal Degree: 67%

Athletics and Intramural Activities

Co-curricular Activities

  • Number of Student Clubs & Organizations: 36

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