Concordia College was dedicated Oct. 31, 1891, only 10 years after the first Norwegian settlers had made their home in the Red River Valley. These settlers valued education and their religious heritage, and one of their first priorities was to establish a quality school.
Concordia offers more than 50 majors, including 15 honors programs, as well as 12 preprofessional programs in medicine, law, engineering, dentistry and more. Hundreds of internships and cooperative education opportunities in town and around the world provide plenty of firsthand professional experience.
At Concordia, students conduct high-level research in everything from neutron detection and space science to art and religion – gaining cutting-edge knowledge and the high-level analytical skills required for success in graduate school and the workplace.
Your path to career readiness can begin even before your first day of dass_ The culture at Concordia is future-focused First-year students have access to on-campus career consultants, student "peer mentors" and others.
The Office of Student Support promotes the success and well-being of students through direct student assistance, referral coordination, case management, consultation and intervention. Feel free to contact Lois Cogdill, dean of students, if you have concerns about your son or daughter and would like assistance. These concerns might relate to any number of areas such as health, academics, finances, mental health and/or personal issues.
Concordia's Knutson Campus Center opened in August 2008, marking the completion of all new construction and the remodeling of the former Knutson Center and Centrum.
The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library supports the mission of the college by providing quality information resources and advancing their effective use.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is the central division that supports academic and administrative computing on campus. Concordia College is committed to developing technology resources to support the mission and strategic goals of the college, and to enhance student learning and faculty scholarship.
The Kjos Health Center, located right on campus, is open to students, faculty and staff for a variety of services, including examinations and consultations. Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment by calling the health center.
The campus center is the largest project in Concordia’s history and creates a new west entrance to the campus. At about 95,000 total square feet, the new Knutson Campus Center is nearly four times the size of the former building. The facility includes food services, above-ground dining, Campus Information, the Post Office, centralized student services and offices for student organizations, as well as space for socialization and entertainment.
The Concordia Campus boasts a multipurpose sports and fitness complex, swimming pool, ball fields, stadium and auditorium.
With more than 100 student organizations, you're sure to find something that meets your interests. Actually, you'll probably have more trouble trying to narrow your choices to fit your busy lifestyle. Browse our current student organizations below to learn more.
Concordia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.