At Concordia, leadership is about more than success. It's about finding your own best path – your calling.
Driven by our mission, we have developed a rigorous liberal arts education in the Lutheran tradition that challenges students to consider the dynamic relationship between faith and intellect in all learning.
What you get at Concordia is a college known for its values and value – a college synonymous with character, academic quality, innovation, global fluency and achievement. Students graduate with the expertise they need to succeed and answer their calling to make a difference.
Our students and graduates go farther, faster because we believe everyone's unique gifts and talents are developed from day one and throughout their four years. You will be inspired to achieve more than you knew was possible.
We ready you to engage in college right away by giving you the support of your own peer and faculty mentoring team and by weaving together our first-year experience + undergraduate research + our signature LeadNow® leadership development program + internships + global study to provide a fantastic four-year package that will take you whereever you want to go in the world.
Concordia is an undisputed leader in global education. We routinely rank among the top 15 colleges in the country for global study. Faculty here are scientists who have studied AIDS in Africa and SARS in China, language professors who are native speakers and scholars, English faculty with expertise in world literatures, and international scholars in psychology and religion.
Our students come from 36 countries and speak dozens of languages. Whether your major is international business, pre-med or English, whether you want to join Doctors Without Borders or Teach for America, Concordia will prepare you like no other college to responsibly engage the world now and throughout your life.
Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, N.D., are twin college towns with a collective population of more than 200,000.
It's a vibrant learning community filled with opportunities for volunteering and career-shaping internships with top employers in business, health care, education, law and more – all within a few minutes of campus. Money Magazine ranks Fargo one of the top 10 cities in the country for doing business and advancing your career.
And there's so much to do with your friends here, too. Fargo-Moorhead is home to more than 350 restaurants, hundreds of places to shop, 31 movie screens, concerts by the biggest names in music, and minor league professional sports teams.
Our students, entrepreneurs, high-tech companies, and tried and true Minnesotans and North Dakotans have created a city and culture that’s been called "stylish," "prosperous" and "hot."
Cobbers have a reputation for being some of the happiest college students you will ever meet – and for good reason.
Where else can you find a student experience that combines the roar of national-caliber athletics, conservatory-level music, a vibrant literary and theatre scene, dozens of ways to explore your faith, a new student center, more than 100 clubs, honor societies and ministries all in a safe, fun twin-college town environment?
While they have diverse life experiences, political views and religions, and come from about a quarter of the world’s countries, Cobbers share some common ideals, while celebrating their differences, to create a welcoming and thriving campus community. When you add in opportunities like studying biology in East Africa, economics in China, literature in Paris and astronomy in Hawaii, it’s easy to understand Cobber smiles.
Now consider that the percentage of Concordia graduates accepted to grad school or employed within six months of graduation is among the highest rates in the country and Cobber happiness is no mystery at all.
Cobber spirit grows out of working shoulder-to-shoulder in service, lifting our voices in song in Carnegie Hall, and bonding on top athletics teams and debate teams.
While Cobbers aren't interested in bragging about themselves, they swell with pride when it comes to the college itself. That's why more Cobbers buy class rings than graduates of any other college or university in the country. It's a ring of recognition among people who share a life-changing experience and are engaged in a common mission to influence the affairs of the world.
The worldwide Cobber network is 32,000 strong – CEOs, doctors, novelists, ministers, software designers, journalists, actors, teachers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, elected officials, environmental scientists. Cobbers believe you never achieve just for yourself. That means no matter where you go in life you'll always have Concordia graduates in your corner.
The results of a Concordia education speak for themselves – top job placements and acceptance rates to business, graduate, law and medical school that are far above the national average.
Our graduates succeed at universities such as California-Berkeley, MIT, Notre Dame and Yale. They are driven to excel by professors who are internationally regarded for their research and valued as exceptional teachers and mentors. Our seniors score in the top 10 percent in the Collegiate Learning Assessment, which measures learning effectiveness from freshman to senior year. Concordia also gives you some distinct financial advantages over public universities.
Students here graduate in four years (compared to five- or six-year graduation rates at many public universities). That means Cobbers start their careers and launch their earning power sooner. If they do have loans to repay, they are of a similar level to graduates of public institutions. Make the most of each year, finish in four years and learn more.
It's an advantage that will make you a standout as you dive into the next chapter of your story.