Founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University, Nebraska is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning. The main campus is located in Seward, Neb. (population 7,000), about 25 miles west of Lincoln, the state capitol. The graduate school and degree completion program are based in Lincoln. 


Concordia University, Nebraska is an excellent academic and Christ-centered community equipping men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world.


By 2020, Concordia University, Nebraska will be a thriving Lutheran university that engages students in dynamic, life-shaping learning experiences and relationships as they discover, pursue and realize their vocational callings.

Students' success is our priority.

  • 100% of our students receive financial assistance
  • 13:1 Student to faculty ratio
  • 98% graduation placement
  • 81% of faculty have the highest degree in their fields
  • 2,300+ students call Concordia home

Faith is Central

We use our Lutheran tradition to help students strengthen their own Christian identity and gain the practical experience they need to successfully learn, serve and lead in the church and world.

2014-15 Academic Theme Artwork

2014-15 Academic Theme Verse

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20-21
#44 Best Regional University Midwest U.S. News & World Report

Concordia is a supportive, vibrant community.

  • More than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 states and several foreign countries call Concordia home.
  • Students experience safe, small-town life and relationships in Seward with big-town opportunities in Lincoln less than half an hour away.
  • Seward has the #1 lowest crime rate of 31 Nebraska cities with 5,000+ people.
  • Pursue your interests with more than 50 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs offered on-campus and online.

2014-2015 Cappies Awards

#9 Best College Dorms & #19 Safest Colleges