Concordia College, Moorhead

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

phone: 218.299.3004
toll-free: 800.699.9897
fax: 218.299.4720
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Majors and Degrees Offered


Concordia College at a Glance

Concordia College is a recognized leader in global education and typically ranks high nationally for number of students studying abroad. Concordia's stellar academic reputation includes program distinction in the sciences, especially premed and other health professions. 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. Varsity athletic programs in 22 men's and women's sports have produced an NCAA Woman of the Year finalist and seven recent NCAA Postgraduate Scholars.

Emphasizing "hands-on" experience and leadership shaped by a rigorous examination of faith and values, Concordia prepares graduates dedicated to leading change for the world's greater good.


  • Undergraduate: 2,531
  • Graduate: 27


  • Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Average class size: 20
  • Number undergraduate majors: 61

Student Distribution

  • Domestic students: 92% White, 2% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% Black, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 2% Multiracial
  • 4% international students

First-Year Student Profile

  • Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 22 and 28. 93% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
  • Average SAT score: Middle 50% ranges for SAT Math: 490-620, SAT Reading: 490-600. 9% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
  • High school GPA: 3.59
  • Percentage from Minnesota: 66%
  • Percentage who live on campus: 98%


  • 2014-15 undergraduate tuition and fees: $34,114
  • Room and board: $7,370
  • Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%

Religious Affiliation

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Degrees offered

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Education in World Language Instruction

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5 largest majors

Education, Business, Biology, Psychology, Communication


194 full-time, 69 part-time; 82% of full-time faculty hold the doctorate or highest degree in their field

Student/faculty ratio


Average class size


Accreditation & Approval

The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, American Chemical Society (ACS), American Dietetics Association, MN Board of Teaching, Qualified to take the MN Examination for the CPA certificate under rules of the MN Society Board of Accountancy, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council on Social Work, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Concordia Language Villages are 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, biology, business, chemistry, communication studies, elementary education, English, French, German, health, Latin, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, Scandinavian studies and Norwegian, social studies, 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; Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota

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), Russian Studies (National Slavic Honor Society), Social Work (Phi Alpha/Omicron Lambda) and Spanish (Sigma Delta Pi)

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; Other: 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.

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.


2014-15 undergraduate tuition and fees: $34,114

Room and board: $7,370

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 $22,000 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), Art Club, Mathetai, Mock Trial, Music Educators National Conference (MENC), The Concordia Theatre Company, Chinese Club, Circulo Hispano, English Club, French Club, German Club, Russian Club, Scandinavian Association, Spanish Theater 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 Dietetic Association (SDA), Student Healthcare Management Association (SHMA), Student Nurses Association (SNA), Chemistry Club, Health Professions Interest Club, Neuroscience Society, Pre-Pharmacy Club, Psychology Club, Science Academy, Technology Club, Swing Club, African Student Union, Cobbers for Pacodes, Colleges Against Cancer (Relay for Life), Feminist Majority Alliance, Hip Hop Congress, International Justice Mission Chapter, International Student Organization (ISO), Invisible Children United, SAGA, Student Environmental Alliance (SEA), Student Peace Alliance, Campus Entertainment Commission (CEC), Family Weekend, Homecoming, Interhall Council, LeadNow, Orientation, Student Government Association (SGA), Afterwork, Concordia On-Air, Concordian, Concordia's Beat, KORD, Bible Studies, Campus Ministry Commission (CMC), Catholic Student Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Habitat for Humanity, Justice Journeys, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Outreach Ministries, Social Justice, Sunday Night at East (SN@E), Tabernacle, Concordia Emergency Medical Response Team (C.E.M.R.T.), Campus Democrats, Campus Republicans, Concordia Conservatives, Campus Service Commission (CSC), Circle K, Active Minds, Cobber Choirs (Student Org Choir), Cobber Photography, Cobbers for Life, Concordia Piano Duos, Dance Marathon, Exotic Animal Care and Husbandry (EACH), Foam Weapon Fighting, Gaming Club, Lambda Delta Sigma (LDS), Mystery Science Theater, 3000 Groupies, New Music Group, Otaku Anonymous, Pet Awareness Project, Sauna Club, Slam Poetry Society, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), TOMS @ Concordia

Athletic programs

Conference membership

NCAA Division III, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)

Men's varsity

Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling

Women's varsity

Basketball, cross-country, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, volleyball


Badminton, basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, sand volleyball, slow-pitch softball, tennis

Club sports

Cheer team, Zea Mays dance team, alpine skiing & snowboarding, badminton hockey, lacrosse, Nordic Ski, pickleball, rugby, 50-mile swim, Tae Kwon Do, tennis, volleyball

Fine arts offerings

Five voice choirs, two bell choirs, four bands, two orchestras, two jazz ensembles, a vocal jazz ensemble, a marimba choir, a percussion ensemble and a West African dance and drum ensemble, theatrical performance, an experimental lab theatre, annual senior art exhibition

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