Concordia College AT A G L A N C E Profile: Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded in 1891 by early Norwegian Lutheran immigrants who valued education and their religious heritage, the college’s mission is to “influence the affairs of the world by sending into society thoughtful and informed men and women dedicated to the Christian life.” Location: Concordia is on the Moorhead side of the “other” twin cities comprising Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, N.D. With a metropolitan-area population of more than 200,000, Fargo-Moorhead is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Campus: At the heart of residential Moorhead, the Concordia campus includes 120 acres of beautifully landscaped, park-like grounds with more than 40 buildings. Students: More than 2,600 students from 34 states and 35 countries representing 40 religions and denominations attend Concordia. Thirty-two percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Nineteen percent score above 28 on the ACT. Faculty: Concordia employs 180 full-time faculty and 72 part-time faculty with expertise ranging from medicine to journalism to environmental studies, languages and religion. Most professors (82 percent) hold the highest degrees in their fields. Class Size: The average class size is 20 students. The student/faculty ratio is 13:1. Majors and Degrees: The Concordia curriculum includes more than 60 majors, including 18 honors majors, in 24 academic departments, as well as 12 preprofessional programs including dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, seminary, and veterinary medicine among others. Concordia grants Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees, as well as a Master of Education in world language instruction. Study Abroad: Concordia ranks 10th among the nation’s colleges for the number of our students who participate in short-term study abroad. Concordia also offers several semester and yearlong abroad programs. The college began sending students abroad in 1968. Concordia faculty members lead the study abroad seminars and students earn academic credit.
2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III