Your future starts here
Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, is a small liberal arts school that’s as inviting as it is career-focused. Our welcoming campus is perfect for students looking for small classes, professors who care, ways to make a difference, and a close-knit community. Ready to start your college journey at a school where you belong? Let’s go!
Choosing the right college is all about fit, and at Concordia University, you belong. Here professors work with you—one-on-one—to unlock your potential and help you succeed. Spirited discussion and differing points of view are encouraged. And with class sizes averaging less than 20, classmates quickly become friends.
Into student government? Interested in honors? Maybe you like to hike, play Ultimate Frisbee, or get your hula on. Getting involved is as easy as joining a club, attending a game, or finding a way to lend a hand. Take the first step, and we’ll meet you halfway. There are dozens of clubs, organizations, and intramural teams, as well as music ensembles and choirs.
At Concordia service is more than a word—it’s a way of life. Whether it’s volunteering at a food bank, mentoring young students, providing respite care for parents with disabled children, or building homes with Habitat for Humanity, helping others is part of everything we do. Sharing our God-given talents through service is a cornerstone of our Lutheran heritage.
After years of success in the NAIA, Concordia University has now joined the Great Northwest Athletic Conference while transitioning to NCAA Division II. Since 1995, the Cavaliers have won more than 60 conference championships with at least one national title from each of our 15 sports. Even if you’re not a varsity athlete, it’s easy to cheer them on as part of The Navy—our student-led fan community.
Our small tree-lined campus is in the heart of Portland’s coolest area—the Alberta Arts District. Where else can you enjoy PB&J cupcakes, freckled woodblock ice cream, and a world atlas of dining options? Gluten-free? Vegan? Locally sourced? Hello—this is Portland. And you’re never more than 90 minutes from skiing Mount Hood, windsurfing in the Columbia River Gorge, and visiting the Oregon Coast.
Imagine Nursing students serving in a community health clinic, Education students helping in classrooms, Biology students working in a STEAM lab, and Business students running a food pantry. That’s the idea behind Concordia’s innovative 3 to PhD® program, created in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Trillium Family Services. The new 3 to PhD building—which houses Concordia’s School of Education and Faubion PreK-8, as well as the many labs, clinics, and centers where you can learn in immersive, hands-on environments—is just across from campus.
The best way to find out if Concordia is the right fit for you is to visit. Schedule a tour, and you can sit in on a class, talk with current students, and meet the faculty. We offer a wide range of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities to help you take the first step. Come experience the Concordia difference for yourself!
Undergraduate Academic Programs
• Business Administration
• Early Childhood Education
• Exercise & Sport Science
• Homeland Security
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Social Work
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities