Concord University

Concord University

Concord University is located in Athens, West Virginia, United States. It was founded in the year 1872 by the veterans of the Union and the Confederacy. Students are offered degrees in a wide variety of subjects including accounting, business administration, communication arts, elementary education, and mathematics. The university's academic divisions are:

  • Business
  • Education and Human Performance
  • Fine Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Languages and Literature
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

The men's sports teams participate in football, basketball, track and field, soccer, cross country, golf, and tennis. The women's sports teams are involved in basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, track and field, tennis, golf, cross country, and cheerleading.

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Contacting Concord

Concord University
100 Vermillion Street
Athens , WV 24712
General Phone: (888) 384-5249

Concord Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching92education, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Liberal Arts80English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, geography, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management63business management
Science41biology, chemistry, geology
Family and Social Work21social work
Therapy and Counseling18psychology
Photography and Commercial Art14commercial art, drawing
Hospitality13travel services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering5information science
Medical Support and Technology2clinical lab tech
Office and Administration2office management

Number of programs and degrees for Concord in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35524
Master's degree272
Associate's degree21

Concord Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concord had a total enrollment of 2,735 students (2,611 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 6%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 35%
20-21 25%
22-24 15%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia74%
(International Students)3%

Concord Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 20 %

Concord Room and Board (2007)

Concord offers campus housing for 1,200 of its 2,611 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Athens, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Concord Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal310610
SAT Math300620
SAT Writing310610
ACT Verbal1829
ACT Math1627
ACT Composite1728

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT37%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Concord Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,578
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,170
Room and board $ 6,530
Room charge $ 3,326
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,204
Books and supplies $ 1,060
Other expenses $ 2,676

Financial Aid:
Concord participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 381000)

Concord Faculty

Concord has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$74,445

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$67,6535$68,245
Associate professoracademic year16$58,47312$57,908
Assistant professoracademic year24$47,33020$46,999
Instructoracademic year7$40,3866$41,402
All faculty totalacademic year60$53,89543$51,733

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Concord Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports173754

Concord Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General


Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Concord Highlights

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What Sets Concord Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Concord Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Concord % of degrees in education and teaching
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Concord Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Concord % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Concord % of degrees in liberal arts
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Concord % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in hospitality
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Concord % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Concord % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Concord % students on athletic fin. aid

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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