Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin is a coeducational institution located in Mequon, Wisconsin. It is a member of the Concordia University System, which is operated by the Lutheran Church of Missouri, the second-largest Lutheran church body in the United States. The university offers more than 75 undergraduate majors and minors, over 8 graduate programs and more than 7 accelerated adult education programs. The campus is spread across an area of over 190 acres.

The university's official student newspaper, The Concordia Beacon, began publishing in 1984. Its official mascot is Freddy the Falcon. Some of the notable alumni of CUW are Dr. Martin E. Marty, theological scholar and philosopher; Dr. Walter Wangerin, Jr. Acclaimed author; and Rev. Ken Klaus, speaker of The Lutheran Hour worldwide radio broadcast.

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Concordia University-Wisconsin
12800 N Lake Shore Dr
Mequon , WI 53097-2402
General Phone: (262) 243-5700

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Concordia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management380business, business management, business administration, accounting, business communications, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Education and Teaching287education, educational supervision, educational admin and supervision, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, art education, business teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing, various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement56criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy55athletic trainer, occupational therapy, rehabilitation
Religion and Philosophy50religious music, theology, pre-ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations
Therapy and Counseling42psychology, counseling psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts29German language, Spanish language, Biblical languages, English, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, history ...
Family and Social Work28family studies, public administration, social work
Science20biology, exercise physiology, natural sciences
Medical Administration17health services administration
Medical Support and Technology16allied health and medical assisting, radiation therapist
Design8interior design, graphic design
Music7music, music performance
Media7communication studies, mass communication, digital communications, organizational communications
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Art Studies1art studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree58357
Postbaccalaureate certificate1162
Master's degree34825
Associate's degree124
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years192
Doctor's degree - professional practice243

Concordia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concordia had a total enrollment of 5,933 students (3,734 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 40%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 39%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 10%
22-24 11%
25-29 17%
30-34 12%
35-39 11%
40-49 18%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

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

New York1%

Concordia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 50 %

Concordia Room and Board (2007)

Concordia offers campus housing for 1,500 of its 3,734 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Concordia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
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 $ 19,990
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,990
Room and board $ 7,700
Room charge $ 4,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,300
Books and supplies $ 1,156
Other expenses $ 2,046

Financial Aid:
Concordia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 384200)

Concordia Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$68,2508$68,031
Associate professoracademic year19$59,30812$62,375
Assistant professoracademic year16$50,67520$53,525
Instructoracademic year3$44,0174$45,313
All faculty totalacademic year55$58,72644$57,830

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

Concordia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Exercise Physiology
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Concordia Apart:

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Top 7%Concordia Number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 10%Concordia % students 40 years or older
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Top 13%Concordia Number of students
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 14%Concordia % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 15%Concordia % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 18%Concordia % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 19%Concordia Minority % of student body

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 distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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