For ParentsChoosing a college is a big decision and an even bigger investment. You want the best for your child; the best education, the best career, the best life—and you want to ensure that your hard-earned college savings are well spent.
We think Concordia might be just what you're looking for. Named as one of "Barron's 300 Best-Buys in College Education," Concordia offers a career-focused liberal arts education at an affordable price. Our tuition is extremely competitive with all private colleges in Minnesota and more than 95 percent of Concordia students receive financial aid, with the average award reaching more than $18,000—including grants, scholarships, loans and work study.
Outstanding Academics, Personal Focus
Concordia believes in a "practical" liberal arts education, one that strikes the perfect balance between a strong arts and sciences curriculum and hands-on career training.
In addition to our 61 majors and minors (including 18 honor majors), Concordia offers 12 preprofessional programs in fields like medicine, law, engineering, dentistry and pharmacy.
With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and 83 percent of classes with fewer than 30 students, our nationally recognized faculty will work closely with your student to discover his or her academic passions and help turn those skills into a successful career.
Just look at the numbers:
- 88 percent acceptance rate into medical school (in 10 years surveyed)
- 93 percent of graduates get into law school.
- 88 percent of Concordia students who start and finish at Concordia graduate in four years.
- 96 percent of surveyed graduates have jobs or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Through one of the nation's best study abroad programs, your son or daughter will become a "global citizen" with critical language experience and an international perspective that will be an asset to any career.
Apply today and we'll get your student an answer in only about 10 days.
Safe Location, Sound Prospects
Concordia's campus lies in the heart of residential Moorhead, Minn., a quiet, close-knit neighborhood within biking or bus distance of downtown Fargo-Moorhead.
Fargo-Moorhead is a dream college town, with 23,000 other college students, lots of fun distractions—31 movie screens, sports teams, 250 restaurants, shopping—and one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
This "oasis of prosperity" as The Wall Street Journal calls it, Fargo-Moorhead is the ideal place for an exciting internship (Concordia students get more than 400 a year), hands-on clinical experience at one of three area medical centers, or that perfect job upon graduation.
Where Values are Valued
As a Lutheran college, Concordia believes education should be an engaged partnership between intellect and faith. We worship together, celebrate our differences and work to improve the world through Christian acts of service.
With such a solid foundation, it's no surprise that Concordia was selected by the John Templeton Foundation as one of America's "top character-building colleges."