As you consider your college options, calculating your cost after scholarships is certainly important, but what's more important is the value a college provides for you, both during your college experience and when you're entering the workforce.
96% of Concordia graduates have gained employment within six months of graduation compared to a national average of 50%. Concordia's placement rate was calculated from 2011 survey responders. The national rate was reported on on April 23, 2012 by Hope Yen of the Associated Press.
Why are Concordia graduates so well-prepared for success? We believe it has everything to do with the Concordia Experience:
Students and alumni say that Christ is clearly evident on campus, in chapel, in classrooms and in the cafeteria.
Students use words like “home” and “family” to describe Concordia's campus atmosphere.
The faculty at Concordia cares deeply about students academically, socially and spiritually.
Concordia is committed to excellent Lutheran Christian education and has an excellent academic programs.
“Looking back on my education, I can say that it’s the professors that make Concordia successful. Not only do they care that you learn the material, they care about how you are doing all-around: physically and spiritually.”
Dean is currently a student at University of Minnesota Medical School.
A recent study by the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America found Lutheran Christian college students, compared with public school students, were more likely to:
According to a parent’s study, Lutheran college parents are more satisfied, too. Lutheran College parents are much more likely to be “very satisfied” with the overall educational experience of their children than public university parents, and to rate the university as a “good value” for the amount paid.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the skills and traits most valued in job candidates include communication skills, motivation/initiative, teamwork skills and leadership.
In these categories and others, the rating most frequently selected by employers to describe Concordia interns is “Excellent.”
One key to making college affordable is knowing how many years it’s going to take to graduate.
Concordia is committed to making sure you finish on time—if you create and follow a graduation plan but are unable to finish on time, Concordia will cover the cost of any additional courses you need.