Concordia University Wisconsin is a 4-year,
NCA-accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering 45
undergraduate majors of study, 8 graduate programs and 4 adult
education undergraduate majors.
Concordia's attractive campus consists of 155 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 15
minutes north of downtown Milwaukee.
Campus buildings are connected by 3.5 miles of indoor walkways.
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TOUR or campus map only.
Approximately 4,800 men and women, including the seven off-campus centers for
ACADEMIC EMPHASES: 1. Christian Education
2. Professional Careers
3. Liberal Arts
is one of ten colleges or universities in the Concordia
University System, which is owned and operated by The Lutheran Church - Missouri
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ACCREDITATION/APPROVAL: Concordia University
Wisconsin is accredited by the commission on institutions of higher education of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602-2504,
Phone # 800-621-7440 http://www.ncacihe.org), the
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the American
Bar Association, the American Accreditation Counselor for Occupational Therapy Education,
Commission on Accreditation in P.T. Education (APTA), and the social work program is accredited by the Council on Social
Work Education (CSWE).
STUDENTS AND FACULTY:
Students from more than 27 states and 24 foreign countries are found on the Concordia
campus. The CUW faculty is well-qualified and highly competent, with nearly 65 percent of
full-time, ranked faculty holding doctorates. The student-faculty ratio is 11 to 1.
Admission to Concordia is selective and an applicant's credentials
are evaluated by the Vice President of Admission. The applicant is required to present a
secondary school record with an average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale in college
preparatory classes, and have satisfactory ACT or SAT test scores.
There are 4 types of admission: Full Admission, Tentative
Admission, Conditional Admission, and Special Student Status-Non
Degree Seeking. Student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average
All graduate programs require a minimum of 3.00 GPA in the
student's bachelor degree program. Different requirements apply to
specific programs and are listed in each program description.
FEES: The following fees are for the 2003-2004 school year. The University reserves
the right to modify these fees without advance notice.
Undergraduate Educational Fees per Semester for Fall
2003 (12-18 credits)
Room and Board Fees
per Semester for Fall 2003
Adult Education Fees
(please click here)
School Fees (please click here)
FOR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
[Traditional Undergraduate Students]
Lutherans in Wisconsin founded Concordia College in 1881.
Thirteen students began their instruction in the basement of Trinity Lutheran
Church in downtown Milwaukee. In 1882, property located on 31st Street between State
and Highland Streets was purchased to start a permanent campus.
Concordia at 33rd
at State Streets, Milwaukee. Circa 1890.
In 1886, Concordia received a perpetual charter from the
State of Wisconsin which authorized it to provide "classical, technical, and
religious instruction to young men and students who desire to prepare themselves for the
ministry of the Lutheran Church." For approximately eight decades, Concordia
offered high school and the first two years of a liberal arts college program.
In the 60's and early 70's, a lay ministry program was
incorporated in the curriculum along with co-educational programs for those interested in
becoming teachers, deaconesses, or social workers in the Lutheran Church. Concordia
also added a full complement of business and secretarial courses to its curriculum.
In 1978 Concordia was authorized by the Missouri Synod to
become a 4-year accredited college providing education in teacher education, nursing,
medical assistant, social work, and engineering.
In a farsighted move in 1982, the Missouri Synod purchased
the former campus of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mequon, Wisconsin. The
attractive campus consists of 155 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 15 minutes
north of downtown Milwaukee.
On August 27, 1989, changing the college to university
status was approved by the Board of Regents. Concordia University Wisconsin became
the first University in the Missouri Synod college system.
Even with all these changes Concordia seeks to develop
mature Christian students by sharing the teaching of Jesus Christ in all of its
educational programs. This prepares students to competently communicate their
vocational knowledge in the written and spoken Word by serving the Church and society
throughout the world.