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Concordia University Texas

Overview

Faith-Based Education at Concordia University Texas

Concordia University Texas--a private, co-educational, liberal arts institution--has been generating leaders since 1926. It provides 2,500 students with challenging academic programs and a caring community in the Lutheran tradition.

Concordia provides a supportive, welcoming, natural environment that facilitates academic success and personal growth. Its beautiful campus is situated on 386 acres of land that includes a 250-acre wildlife and nature preserve known as Concordia Preserve.

In addition to state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, and science labs, the campus includes a chapel, an art gallery, a theater, athletic facilities, student residences, and a student center. It also has beautiful natural spaces for study, relaxation, and reflection such as The Pier and The Bridge.

It has 22 undergraduate majors, as well as Master of Education (MEd) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs that are delivered in traditional, online, and evening formats.

Concordia University Texas is located in Austin, Texas, in the southwestern region of the United States, and it has satellite campuses throughout the state of Texas.

Accelerated Degree Program

Concordia University Texas offers an Accelerated Degree Program that allows adults to earn degrees while working full-time. Students can earn Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Business, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, and Teaching Education as well as Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Technical Management degrees.

Students who enroll in the program with no credits generally earn their degrees in the same amount of time as students in traditional programs. However, students who have completed general education credits usually earn their degrees in 2 to 3 years.

Small class sizes give students the opportunity to build meaningful networks and share information with experienced and talented peers who have diverse personal and professional backgrounds.

The College of Business

The College of Business at Concordia University Texas helps students develop into leaders in their classrooms, careers, churches, communities, and families. It offers the following programs: Bachelor of Business Administration, BA in Business, BA in Healthcare Administration, BA in Human Resource Management, and Master of Business Administration.

The College of Education

The College of Education promotes excellence in teaching, learning, service, and leadership. It provides BA in Director of Christian Education, BA in Education, and Master of Education programs for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as Directors of Christian Education.

The College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at Concordia provides a traditional liberal arts education that helps students acquire broad knowledge bases and develop their intellectual capabilities. Students also gain an understanding of the human experience and ever-changing world.

They can earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in Behavioral Sciences, Communication, English, History, Music, or Political Science. They can also pursue BA degrees in Multidisciplinary Studies and Pre-Law.

The College of Science

Students in the College of Science at Concordia University Texas gain the educational foundation, faith, confidence, compassion, and tenacity needed to build successful careers and distinguished lives.

The college has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology, Environmental Science, Kinesiology, and Mathematics. It also has Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Nursing.

Financial Aid at Concordia University Texas

Concordia provides financial aid that helps its students pay for tuition and other expenses. Traditional undergraduate students may be eligible for merit scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work study. Additionally, students in the Accelerated Degree Program, MBA program, and MEd program may qualify for grants and loans.

Faculty Members

Faculty members at Concordia Texas University are dedicated to providing excellence in education. They get to know their students and provide them with individualized attention. They are also researchers who contribute to the body of knowledge in their fields and administrators who help create academic programs.

Speaker Series at Concordia

Concordia offers students interesting and informative speaker series that enhance scholarship and provide networking opportunities. The College of Business's "Conversations with¿Speakers Series" presents professionals who promote Christian leadership and provide real-world insight into organizational building and leadership. In addition, the College of Science hosts the "Distinguished Speaker Series" that features scientists and researchers from around the world.

Extra Curricular Activities

A wide-variety of co-curricula events, social activities, intramural and recreational sports, and student organizations, as well as campus ministries, provide many opportunities to have fun, make friends, and experience Christian fellowship. Additionally, Concordia's intercollegiate sports teams, the Tornados, are part of the NCAA Division III, so students can participate in and enjoy baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, and track and field competitions.

Nature Preserve at Concordia University Texas

The Concordia Preserve gives the Concordia community the opportunity to be the stewards of "God-given resources." The preserve, which includes caves, dense tree cover, and wetlands, allows for investigation and management of endangered species like the Goldencheeked Warbler, native plants, and archeological remains.

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is the 13th most populous city in the United States and a major technology center. The city is known for its world-class music, wonderful museums, unique shopping venues, and lovely outdoor spaces. Therefore, students have many opportunities to enjoy the eclectic recreational, cultural, and entertainment options the city offers.


Majors & Degrees


Degrees Offered
Certificates, Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Majors
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesbusiness Administration And Management; Business/Commerce; Human Resources Development; Human Resources Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsmass Communication/Mediacomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer Scienceeducationelementary Education; Middle School Education; Secondary Educationenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishhealth Professions And Related Programsregistered Nursing/Registered Nursehistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administrationliberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanitiesgeneral Studies; Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studiesmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsnatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Science; Environmental Studiesparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studieshealth And Physical Education/Fitness; Kinesiology And Exercise Sciencesocial Sciencessocial Sciences Relatedtheology And Religious Vocationsreligious Education; Religious/Sacred Music

Admissions


Freshman
Admission: 930 applied; 880 admitted; 259 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.29

Test Scores:

Applying
Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred entrance
Application fee: $25
Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 GPA
Required for some: essay or personal statement, interview
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body


Undergraduate Student Population
1,591 Undergraduate Students, 63% Women, 37% Men, 14% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
14% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 20% Hispanic/Latino, 0.8% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 74% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
0.7% Representing 2 Other Countries
Housing Info
7% Live On Campus

Campus Life


Housing
On-Campus Residence Required For Freshman Year
Options
Coed, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Activities
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group, Student Government, Business Club (The Executives), Education Club, Student Nursing Association, Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Most popular organizations
Student Government, Business Club (The Executives), Education Club, Student Nursing Association, Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Campus security
Student Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Accelerated Degree Program, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)School Calendar: Semesters

Athletics


Athletics
Member:Ncaadivision:All Division III

Faculty


Faculty
Total: 278Full-Time: 24% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 10 :1

Financial Aid


Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$34,970 includes full-time tuition ($25,400), mandatory fees ($480), and room and board ($9090). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition: $850 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program
Required fees:$10 per credit hour part-time, $100 per term part-time
Room and board:college room only: $5120. Room and board charges vary according to board plan
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,910 applied for aid, 802 were judged to have need, 92 had their need fully met. 96 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1263). 16 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $2125)
In 2013,180 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:71%
Average financial aid package:$17,174
Average need-based loan:$4932
Average need-based gift aid:$14,534
Average non-need-based aid:$11,181
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$29,869


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