Concordia University Ann Arbor

Concordia University Ann Arbor

Concordia University Ann Arbor is a private, liberal arts university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The university was established as the Concordia Lutheran Junior College in 1963, and came to be known by its current name in 2001. The college occupies a 187-acre campus and offers certificate, associate's degree and bachelor's degree programs in arts, education, law, youth ministry, child life, music, philosophy and criminal justice. These are offered through the following schools-

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Education
  • Haab School of Business & Management
  • Adult & Continuing Education

Concordia University is a member of the NAIA and the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Its students participate in various sports, including cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, and outdoor track and field. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. CUAA also supports many students' clubs and organizations, including Artists in Residence, the Dance Team, the Brass, Wind and Jazz Ensemble, Arborsong, New Crew Youth Ministries, and the White Hall Nursing Home Ministry.

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Contacting Concordia

Concordia University-Ann Arbor
4090 Geddes Rd
Ann Arbor , MI 48105
General Phone: (734) 995-7300

Concordia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching100educational administration, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social science teaching, biology teaching, ...
Business and Management34business management, human resources, organizational behavior, MIS
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work10family systems
Religion and Philosophy7religion, religious education, religious music
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Liberal Arts5Biblical languages, Ancient Greek language, English, general studies, social services
Media3communication studies
Medical Administration2health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts1theatre arts management
Hospitality0hospitality management
Art Studies0art studies
Science0biology, physical sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree7635
Master's degree1022
Associate's degree11

Concordia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concordia had a total enrollment of 1,075 students (878 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 43%
Graduate 57%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 16%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 16%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 13%
30-34 10%
35-39 10%
40-49 14%
50-64 9%

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

(International Students)1%

Concordia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Concordia Room and Board (2007)

Concordia offers campus housing for 436 of its 878 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Ann Arbor, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Concordia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal515600
SAT Math510601
SAT Writing505565
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1726
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Concordia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,900
Room and board $ 7,350
Room charge $ 4,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,650
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,175

Financial Aid:
Concordia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 224700)

Concordia Faculty

Concordia 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 year5$43,0082*
Associate professorcalendar year5$56,2541*
Assistant professorcalendar year12$46,1732*
No academic rankcalendar year4$38,6771*
All faculty totalcalendar year26$46,3506$45,422

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

Concordia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Baseball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Track Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports8715

Concordia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Psychology Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Family Systems

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Concordia Highlights

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What Sets Concordia Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Concordia % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Concordia % of degrees in media
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Concordia Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Concordia Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Concordia % of degrees in art studies
Student SAT scores
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Concordia Student SAT scores
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Concordia Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Concordia % of degrees in business and management

checked Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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