Concordia University Seward

Concordia University Seward

Concordia University, Nebraska, was originally established as the Concordia Teachers College in 1894. It became a part of the Concordia University System in 1995, and was granted university status in the year 1998. The campus of the university is spread across 120 acres of land in Seward, Nebraska. Concordia University's recent enrollments have been more than 1,000 students from over 40 states and a number of countries worldwide.

Concordia University, Nebraska offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Besides, several degree completion and adult education programs are also available.

The sports teams of Concordia University, Nebraska are known as the Bulldogs. The athletics department of the university fields men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

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Concordia University
800 N Columbia Ave
Seward , NE 68434-1556
General Phone: (800) 535-5494

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Concordia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching218elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, music teaching, reading teaching, ESL instruction ...
Business and Management46business, business management, accounting, business communications
Religion and Philosophy39religious education, religious music, theology, pre-ministerial studies
Therapy and Counseling17behavioral sciences, psychology
Family and Social Work12family systems
Science10biology, physical sciences, chemistry
Design9graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7sports and fitness management, exercise science
Liberal Arts7English, geography, history
Media6communication studies, journalism, communication and journalism
Fine Arts3fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Art Studies1art studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22531
Master's degree636
Postbaccalaureate certificate945

Concordia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concordia had a total enrollment of 1,279 students (1,262 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 24%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 37%
20-21 33%
22-24 12%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%

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

South Dakota2%
North Dakota1%

Concordia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Concordia Room and Board (2007)

Concordia offers campus housing for 1,015 of its 1,262 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Concordia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440590
SAT Math460570
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2127

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 SAT24%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT88%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Concordia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,700
Room and board $ 5,280
Room charge $ 2,240
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,040
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
Concordia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 254100)

Concordia Faculty

Concordia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3917

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$61,8216$60,922
Associate professoracademic year11$54,4572*
Assistant professoracademic year20$49,93210$47,210
All faculty totalacademic year40$53,85218$52,654

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

Concordia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Plains Athletic Conference
Basketball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Track Great Plains Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3170101

Concordia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Family Systems

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, General

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