A cornerstone of our Northeast Portland neighborhood since 1905, Concordia is a private, nonprofit, Lutheran liberal arts university that welcomes students of every culture and faith. From the newest staff member to the most seasoned professor, we are a Christian university united by a common goal: Preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Admission Information

I am a prospective:

Explore and become.

Selecting a college is about finding a place that you can call “home,” where you’ll be surrounded by a like-minded community and be academically challenged. Making sure a school is aligned to your needs and interests goes beyond selecting a major — you're setting the course for the rest of your life and developing friendships that will also stand the test of time.

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Ready to complete your degree?

Whether you started at a community college, a large state university, or another private institution, Concordia can provide you with the college experience you’ve always dreamed of. Our admission team works closely with you to ensure that you get the attention, aid, and credit transfer that will keep you on track, while welcoming you into the Concordia community.

A special note for Argosy and Marylhurst students: As a private, nonprofit, faith-based university, Concordia is committed to supporting the Argosy and Marylhurst student communities during this challenging time and we would like to help you complete your degree.

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Finish what you started.

Our programs for returning adult students value the experience and leadership skills you already possess and equip you with the market-driven skills you need. Transfer credits from your previous undergraduate work from any accredited institution and apply them to programs in early childhood education, healthcare administration, long-term care administration, homeland security and emergency management, or social work. You can complete your selected degree program through evening or online courses.

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Your next step in leadership.

You want to take your learning to a higher level — we have business, education, and law programs to help you get there. With caring faculty and on-campus and online modalities, we have the support and flexibility you need to reach your goals.

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Learn anywhere.

Concordia is wherever you are. With graduate, doctoral, and degree completion programs that are offered completely online, you don’t need to come to Portland. A Concordia degree is available to you, whether you’re in Anchorage or Miami.

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Lifelong learning at Concordia.

Explore without enrolling in a degree-granting program — expand your knowledge in a specific subject area or earn a certification in a specific subject area.

Our non-degree student option allows you to do so. You’ll earn credits that can be applied toward a degree later on, and still have access to all of the resources of our college campus.

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