Concordia College, Moorhead

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Concordia College
Office of Admissions
901 8th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56562

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Programs and Degrees Offered


Every academic experience at Concordia follows the liberal arts credo of challenging students to think deeply, while developing the ability to communicate (write, speak, tweet) persuasively. We push students to learn and experience what they are learning. The results? Being wholly capable of handling anything the world throws their way. The new Offutt School of Business blends liberal arts learning and a globally immersive business education. Concordia’s world-class music program features 19 performance ensembles while varsity athletic programs in 22 men’s and women’s sports have produced an NCAA Woman of the Year finalist and nine recent NCAA Postgraduate Scholars. Emphasizing “hands-on” experience and leadership shaped by a rigorous examination of faith and values, Concordia provides a transformative education for the whole self, for the whole of life, for the sake of the whole world.

Concordia College at a glance


  • Undergraduate: 2,300
  • Graduate: 17

Undergraduate student distribution

  • Domestic students: 86% White, 2% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% Black, 2% multiracial, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, excludes race/ethnicity unknown
  • International students are 4% of total undergraduate enrollment


  • Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average class size: 18
  • Number undergraduate majors: 60

First-year student profile

  • Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 22 and 28; 93% of students presenting the ACT as part of their applications.
  • Average SAT score: The middle 50% ranges were 480-630 for math and 510-650 for reading; 6% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
  • High school GPA: 3.6
  • Percentage from Minnesota: 69%
  • Percentage who live on campus: 98%


  • 2015-16 undergraduate tuition and fees: $35,464
  • Room and board: $7,600
  • Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%

Religious affiliation

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Undergraduate degrees offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Music

View a list of all majors and degrees or Concordia College's detailed undergraduate program information.

5 largest undergraduate majors:

  • Business
  • Biology
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Communication

Graduate degrees offered

  • Master of Education in World Language Instruction

View a list of all majors and degrees or Concordia College's detailed graduate program information.


175 full time, 89 part time; 86% of full-time faculty hold the doctorate or highest degree in their field

Student/faculty ratio


Average class size


Accreditation & approval

  • American Dietetics Association
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Minnesota Board of Teaching
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council on Social Work
  • The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Qualified to take the Minnesota examination for the CPA certificate under rules of the Minnesota Society Board of Accountancy
  • Concordia Language Villages is fully accredited by the American Camp Association and is accredited as a special purpose school by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

Pre-professional programs

  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Seminary
  • Veterinary medicine.

Teaching licensure programs

  • Teaching majors in art, business, communication studies, elementary education, English, French, health, Latin, music, physical education, social studies.
  • The following majors require K-12/Secondary Education and a major in biology, chemistry, German, mathematics, physics or Spanish

Non-traditional education programs

Accelerated nursing

Certification programs

  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Long-term Care Administration

Intercampus agreements

  • Tri-College University with Minnesota State University Moorhead and North Dakota State University
  • University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Honors program

  • Alpha Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • CREDO program
  • In addition to these, some departments have honor societies: Biology (Tri-Beta), Offutt School of Business (Omicron Delta Epsilon for economics), Classical Studies (Eta Sigma Phi), Communication Studies and Theatre Art (Alpha Psi Omega for theatre; Lambda Pi Eta for communication; Pi Kappa Delta for speech and debate), English (Sigma Tau Delta), German (Delta Phi Alpha/Kappa Tau), History (Phi Alpha Theta), Neuroscience (Nu Rho Psi), Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau), Psychology (Psi Chi), Social Work (Phi Alpha/Omicron Lambda) and Spanish (Sigma Delta Pi), French (Pi Delta Pi), Religion (Better Together Interfaith Alliance, Mathetai)

Study abroad programs

  • Exploration Seminars (travel experience embedded during mid-semester break in the spring or fall)
  • May Seminars (month-long travel and research experiences during May)
  • Practicum available in France, Germany, Russia or Spanish-speaking country
  • Semester-long programs in Egypt, Tanzania, India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Ireland, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina
  • Student teaching opportunities overseas
  • Others available with registrar approval

Internships/career services

Most academic departments participate in the Concordia Cooperative Education Program. The program offers on-the-job training, academic credit and sometimes a salary for experience in a variety of settings throughout the country, as well as occasional placements in other countries.

The Career Center assists students across the spectrum — choosing a major, gaining practical experience, determining career and vocational plans, and the job or graduate/professional school search. Posting current job vacancies, sponsoring on-campus recruiting and career fairs, and hosting networking events all serve as opportunities to connect their Concordia education to the world.

Admission & cost


Online application:

Admissions tests required: ACT or SAT

Application deadlines: Rolling

Application fee: Free online; $20 for paper application

Advanced placement credit

Both advanced placement and credit are offered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program. In addition, students who have taken college coursework through a postsecondary enrollment option program on the campus of an accredited college or university (PSEOP) or at their high school through an accredited college course (CIS) may transfer academic credits with a grade of C or above.

Transfer criteria (credits, GPA):

Students must have a college GPA of at least 2.5 to be considered for admission. Upon acceptance, the Registrar's Office will complete a transfer evaluation and send an official transfer report. Grades of C- or higher will transfer from accredited institutions. All courses equivalent to courses we offer will transfer. Courses that we do not offer will transfer as elective credit.

Transfer process (deadlines and materials)

Rolling application deadline. Official college transcripts and recommendations required.


2015-16 undergraduate tuition and fees: $35,464

Room and board: $7,600

Percentage of first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%

Financial aid information

More than 99% of Concordia students benefit from more than $60 million in financial aid programs. The average award is approximately $25,000 per year, including gift, loan and work-study. More information on merit and performance-based scholarships. FAFSA code: 002346

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Student involvement

Student organizations

  • America String Teachers Association (ASTA)
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
  • Mathetai, Mock Trial
  • The Concordia Theatre Company
  • Chinese Club
  • Circulo Hispano
  • English Club
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • Scandinavian Club
  • Concordia Forensics
  • Concordia People Accounting
  • Education Club
  • Marketing Club
  • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL - Business Club)
  • Public Relations Club
  • Student Association of Social Workers (SASW)
  • Student Healthcare Management Association (SHMA)
  • Student Nurses Association (SNA)
  • Chemistry Club
  • Health Professions Interest Club
  • Neuroscience Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Science Academy
  • Technology Club
  • Swing Club
  • African Student Union
  • Cobbers for Pacodes
  • Colleges Against Cancer (Relay for Life)
  • International Justice Mission Chapter, International Student Organization (ISO)
  • Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)
  • Student Environmental Alliance (SEA)
  • Student Peace Alliance
  • Campus Entertainment Commission (CEC)
  • Interhall Council
  • LeadNow
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Concordia On-Air
  • The Concordian
  • Concordia's Beat
  • KORD
  • Bible Studies
  • Campus Ministry Commission (CMC)
  • Catholic Student Organization
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Justice Journeys
  • Lutheran Student Fellowship
  • Outreach Ministries
  • Social Justice
  • Sunday Night at East (SN@E)
  • Tabernacle
  • Campus Democrats
  • Campus Republicans
  • Concordia Conservatives
  • Campus Service Commission (CSC)
  • Circle K
  • Active Minds
  • Dance Marathon
  • Exotic Animal Care and Husbandry (EACH)
  • Foam Weapon Fighting
  • Gaming Club
  • Lambda Delta Sigma (LDS)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 Groupies
  • Otaku Anonymous
  • Pet Awareness Project
  • TOMS @ Concordia
  • Better Together Interfaith Alliance
  • Djembe
  • Hockey Club
  • Hope is Possible: The Fight to End Sex Trafficking
  • Improv Comedy Club
  • Nordic Ski Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Quidditch League
  • Rugby Club (Chaos)
  • Secular Student Community
  • Cobber Poets’ Society
  • Student Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Cobber Fitness
  • Concordia Analytics
  • Girls in Real Life
  • Student Association of Living and Studying Abroad (SALSA)

Athletic programs

Conference membership

  • NCAA Division III
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)

Men's varsity

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Wrestling

Women's varsity

  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball


  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Flag football
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Softball (slow-pitch)
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (sand)

Club sports

  • Badminton
  • Cheer team
  • Dance team (Zea Mays)
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Pickleball
  • Rugby
  • Skiing (alpine and Nordic)
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming (50 mile)
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Fine arts offerings

  • The Concordia Choir, Concordia Orchestra and Concordia Band tour the United States annually.
  • There are five additional vocal choirs: Chapel Choir, Männerchor, Cantabile, Bel Canto and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
  • Instrumental ensembles include Echo Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles I and II, Athletic Band, Symphonia, Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Choir and two bell choirs (Tintinnabula and Campana).
  • West African dance and drum ensemble
  • Theatrical performance
  • Experimental lab theatre
  • Annual senior art exhibition

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