Concordia University - Portland
Concordia University - Portland is based in Portland, Oregon, and is part of the Concordia University System. It was founded in 1905 as a school for pastors and parochial teachers. The school steadily evolved and became a junior college by 1950. In 1995, it was renamed as Concordia University - Portland and added distance education programs and graduate degrees to its impressive list of offerings. The university was included in the Washington Monthly's 'Top 50 Baccalaureate Colleges' list for 2011 and is among the leading educational centers in the Pacific Northwest.
Concordia University - Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It currently offers nineteen undergraduate majors as well as professional church work programs, adult degree completion courses and graduate degrees in a number of specializations. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Education, English, Exercise & Sport Science, History, Humanities, Marketing, Music, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work and Theology. Professional programs are offered in Christian Education and Elementary & Secondary Education. Graduate level offerings include Masters Degrees in Business Administration, Education and Arts in Teaching.
The school's degree completion programs are offered in Health Care Administration and Social Work. These programs are specifically designed to help working professionals complete their education without having to give up on work or other commitments, and offer a flexible schedule. There are five residence halls on Concordia University - Portland's thirteen acre campus. Each room is furnished and includes a microwave and refrigerator in addition to free internet access. Students have access to residential community lounges, game rooms, TVs, and cable as well. The school's thirteen athletic teams known as the 'Cavaliers', compete at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA),.
Full-time undergraduate students at Concordia University - Portland can expect to spend $36,500 per year. The cost is broken down into $24,900 for tuition, $7,450 for room and board, $900 for transportation, $750 in course related fees, $900 on books, and $1600 in personal expenses. Students at the graduate level can expect to spend anywhere from $26,660 to $30,725 depending on the program they choose. For those who qualify, Concordia University - Portland offers federal student loans, grants and scholarships in order to pay for tuition and other expenses.