Concordia University Texas

Concordia University Texas

Concordia University at Austin is a private, co-educational institution of liberal arts and sciences located at Texas, United States. It was established in 1926 as Lutheran Concordia College of Texas. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as an accelerated degree program for part-time and adult students. The university also operates satellite campuses in San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, and Fredericksburg. Concordia is a member of the Concordia University System. U.S. News & World Report (2007) ranks Concordia University at Austin among its list of 'America's Best Colleges.'

Concordia's athletics department sponsors men's and women's sports teams. Their official mascot is the Tornados. The intercollegiate athletic teams of the university participate in NCAA Division III and also compete in the American Southwest Conference. The teams participate in sports including baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

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Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Dr.
Austin , TX 78726
General Phone: (512) 313-3000

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Concordia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management71business, business management, business administration
Education and Teaching56education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Liberal Arts28English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, social studies, history
Religion and Philosophy8religious education, religious music
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6health and physical education
Media1communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree14218
Master's degree351
Associate's degree42

Concordia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concordia had a total enrollment of 1,832 students (1,591 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 57%
Graduate 43%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 16%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 14%
20-21 12%
22-24 10%
25-29 13%
30-34 14%
35-39 11%
40-49 13%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Concordia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 50 %

Concordia Room and Board (2007)

Concordia offers campus housing for 270 of its 1,591 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Concordia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math450550
SAT Writing430530
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
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 $ 20,490
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,490
Room and board $ 7,800
Room charge $ 4,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,200
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,930

Financial Aid:
Concordia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 355700)

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 year8$66,4505$69,040
Associate professorcalendar year9$55,2195$54,740
Assistant professorcalendar year15$49,4805$50,060
Instructorcalendar year1*3$49,467
All faculty totalcalendar year33$55,64518$56,533

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

Concordia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

Concordia Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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% students 40 years or older
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Top 18%Concordia % students 40 years or older

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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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)
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