Concordia University - Nebraska
Concordia University - Nebraska is based in Seward, Nebraska, and is one of the ten members of the Concordia University System. The university was founded in 1894 by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and had an initial enrollment of twelve students. After the first World War, the college was accredited as a junior college, and steadily continued its growth during the forties and fifties. Today more than 2200 students from around the country and all over the world are enrolled in the various undergraduate and graduate programs offered at Concordia University - Nebraska. The university was included in the Washington Monthly's 'Top 50 Baccalaureate Colleges' list for 2011. Concordia University - Nebraska is also the highest ranked among all schools in the Concordia University System.
Concordia University - Nebraska is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of its North Central Association. Currently the university offers more than fifty undergraduate and pre-professional programs in addition to a range of graduate programs and specially designed degree completion programs. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Art, Business, Christian Education, Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, English, Health and Human performance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Music, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Theology. Graduate level offerings include MBA degrees as well as Masters Degrees in Education covering a wide range of specializations. Concordia's unique degree completion programs allow adults to continue their education without having to give up on work or other commitments. Classes are held on-site and online once a week, thus hardly affecting a person's social or professional life.
In terms of cost, Concordia University - Nebraska is among the least expensive schools in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The cost of attendance for undergraduate students stands at $29,170 per year. This includes $22,860 for tuition, $6,110 for a shared room and meals, and a $200 technology fee. Students who go above the required credit hours for a course, or choose to reside in a suite room or apartment may be charged extra. Concordia University distributes more than $20 million in financial aid annually. For those who qualify, several financial aid options, including loans, scholarships, grants and student employment are available.