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Concordia College-New York

"Concordia College in Seward, NE ("a classic Midwestern small town" complete with a traditional town square) offers an affordable, "Christ-centered," liberal arts education to its 1000 or so full-time students. The Institute for Rural Ministry provides support for rural ministers of Lutheran congregations, and training to students who plan to preach at rural churches."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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"Concordia College in Seward, NE ("a classic Midwestern small town" complete with a traditional town square) offers an affordable, "Christ-centered," liberal arts education to its 1000 or so full-time students. The Institute for Rural Ministry provides support for rural ministers of Lutheran congregations, and training to students who plan to preach at rural churches."

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We are excited to introduce you to the Concordia Experience, a strong and enriched curriculum designed to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge, and values essential for the future. As the College enjoys its largest enrollment in decades, this far-reaching program builds on our areas of greatest strength and student interest to provide a distinctive, all-encompassing educational experience. Endorsed by our Board of Regents and unanimously recommended by the faculty and administration, our transformed curriculum offers experiential, individualized, and focused programs tailored to each student's interests and goals. The Concordia Experience is the most significant curricular change in the history of our four-year College, and we are enthusiastic about its promise.

The Concordia Experience is comprised of nine dynamic educational programs, all of which reinforce traditional classroom academics with hands-on, real world experiential learning, and leadership development for life and career. Eight of the programs-- Biology, Business, Education, English, Health Studies, Nursing, Social Science, and Social Work --are outgrowths of the areas that engage most of our current students. The ninth program, Liberal Studies, challenges students to create their own individualized educational experiences, working one-on-one with advisors to concentrate their studies across fields of their own choosing, such as Religion and Music, Math and Chemistry, or Art, History, and Biblical Language--to suggest a few combinations.

Our enriched curriculum allows us to strengthen the depth of study in each of our seven new programs and, by offering innovative options, to attract students interested in more individualized programs of study, close interaction with faculty advisors, and greater opportunities for "real world" learning to prepare them for life after college. Above all, it ensures our students a breadth of exposure to the important disciplines that are basic to the faith-based, value-oriented, liberal arts education for which we are known. Throughout, we are capitalizing on our closely-knit residential atmosphere and our proximity to one of the most vibrant, diverse cities in the world. In short, the Concordia Experience allows us and our students to take fuller advantage of our distinctive location, affiliations, and resources.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 887
Gender 33% Male / 67% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 92% Full Time / 8% Part Time
Geography 42% In State / 57% Out of State / 14% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 57% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 33%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 14%
Hispanic/Latino 21%
Ethnicity Unknown 7%
Black or African American 20%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $300.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. No cars. No pets.

57% of students live on-campus.

62% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Theme Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: The Clippings

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: music laboratory, distance learning classroom, media and digital production center, art gallery and studio, nursing labs
  • Special Needs Services: comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education double major english as a second language (esl) visiting/exchange student program honors program independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major teacher certification accelerated program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (29%), Social Sciences (20%), Business Administration and Management (18%), Biology/Biological Sciences (7%), Elementary Education and Teaching (6%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the middle, intermediate or junior high grades, which may include grades four through nine by regulation.

Job Opportunities:

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Job Opportunities:

Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Marriage and Family Therapists
Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.
Counselors, All Other
All counselors not listed separately.
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
Healthcare Social Workers
Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.
Social Workers, All Other
All social workers not listed separately.
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President Viji George
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 54
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 35 : 64
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 87
No Status Faculty 12

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Acceptance Rate: 67.0% accepted of 1,358 applications

50% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
21% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
4% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 20
English15 - 20
Math16 - 21
 
SATMath415 - 505
Reading420 - 500
Writing415 - 480

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Application Essay, Class Rank

Important: Interview, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

Also Considered: Alumni Relation, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 2
Science Lab 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,944 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $12,577
$30K-$48K $15,491
$48K-$75K $19,731
$75K-$110K $22,180
$110K+ $24,100

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $27,060, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $27,060 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,035 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,260 $8,690
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $39,355 $37,785

Students Receiving Aid

94% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 76% $6,290
Federal Scholarships/Grants 58% $4,912
Institutional Grants 94% $14,317
Other Federal Grants 7% $2,196
Other Loans 2% $11,467
Pell Grants 58% $4,632
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 52% $3,389
Student Loans 76% $6,570

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.concordia-ny.edu/admission/financing_your_education/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://concordia-ny.edu/admission/financing_your_education/undergraduate/calculator/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

27% of students graduated on time.

39% of students graduated in six years.

69% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Concordia College-New York participates in the NCAA Division II for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Basketball Brian Sondey (Get recruited )
Soccer Craig Wilkinson (Get recruited )
Tennis Neil Tarangioli (Get recruited )
Baseball Craig Everett (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Basketball Christine Tomasino (Get recruited )
Softball Kathy Laoutaris (Get recruited )
Volleyball Kim Lippmann (Get recruited )
Tennis Neil Tarangioli (Get recruited )
Soccer Kevin Roos (Get recruited )

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#31 Regional Colleges North Rankings
#32 Regional Colleges Overall Score
#32 Regional Colleges

Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#90 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#94 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#316 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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