College should not just be about course work, but about becoming the kind of problem-solver the world needs.
At Concordia, we believe the best college experience will do more than prepare students with lifelong career advantages. A Concordia education develops global competence, character, and compassion—inspiring students to serve the world’s greatest needs. Our BREW philosophy is much more than an educational theme—it’s a way of life.
BREW = Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World
Cobbers are committed to BREWing in some way every day. Every course challenges students to discover connections between the subject matter and the impact it has on themselves and the world. Upon graduation, students have a strong sense of how they can use their talents for leading a world of change—in their first job and throughout their life.
In the classroom and beyond
In every discipline, faculty members challenge students to think deeply about what they’re learning and to write and speak persuasively. No matter their major, Concordia students become lifelong learners with the intellectual depth and agility they need to thrive in any circumstance.
Making college dreams a reality
Concordia is committed to making education accessible to all students. Our generous financial aid awards average $29,000—bringing the cost of attendance down to an amount that is comparable to many Midwestern public universities.
Community of opportunity
Highly ranked as a place to build a résumé and launch a career, Fargo-Moorhead attracts students from around the country and world. The community’s 1.8% unemployment rate (compared to 2.9% in Minneapolis/St. Paul and 4.2% nationwide) means local employers like Microsoft, Intelligent InSites, John Deere, and Sanford Health are consistently hiring our recent graduates.
Education without borders
With more than 50 short- and long-term study away options, Concordia makes it easy for students to explore beyond the borders of the campus and local community.
Do more in four
It’s no surprise to our students that Concordia was recently ranked by The Wall Street Journal as a top 10 college for campus engagement. Cobbers keep busy with options available for all areas of interest.
• 30% of the student body is involved in our world-renowned music program in some way.
• 25% of students play on one or more of our 22 competitive athletic teams, and many more are part of our intramural and club teams.
• There are six mainstage and several experimental stage theatre productions each year.
• Our speech and debate teams regularly advance to national competitions.
• The student-led Dance Marathon organization annually raises $20,000+ for Sanford Children’s Hospital.
• Members of the Campus Events Commission plan weekly activities like grocery bingo, theme dances, and group fitness as well as Cornstock—the annual all-campus music festival.
“Take the time to get involved and have fun during your four years. My participation in student organizations like Exercise Science Club, Dance Marathon, and Orientation fostered leadership skills and provided opportunities to connect with others in my major and throughout the campus and community.”
— aj flemming, class of 2017
major: exercise science
minors: biology and psychology
“My jobs on campus, as well as my travels abroad, have given me so many applicable skills to bring into the workplace.”
— maddie malat, class of 2018
major: graphic design
During her time at Concordia, Malat has worked at the Concordia Language Villages (a program she had attended as a youth), traveled to Rwanda and Tanzania, and served as editor of the weekly campus newspaper. She credits both her course work and real-world experiences for the confidence she has to succeed in a professional setting.
“I was challenged on a daily basis with course work that extended to my internships and the real world. Faculty encouraged me to think outside the box, which is essential to growing as a professional in any industry.”
— justin odney, class of 2017
major: business marketing
Eager to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible, Odney completed five internships: in customer service at Gate City Bank; as a mentor for high school students at The Barry Foundation; with employer relations at the Concordia Career Center; in marketing/community partnerships at Emerging Prairie; and as a partnership coordinator intern at Tellwell, a social media marketing agency. Upon graduation, he accepted a full-time position with Microsoft.
Be Ready for Anything In four years, guaranteed.
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45% of students participate in at least one study abroad experience.