About Concordia University, Nebraska

By intentionally intersecting Christian Lutheran faith, life experiences and academics, Concordia University, Nebraska can help you fulfill a higher purpose in your vocations and your life. Here, you’ll be surrounded by students, professors and a community that will not only help you discover who you are and what you want to be, but also how you can make a bigger impact than you ever imagined. 

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Our Mission

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. 

Our Vision

In order to guide our university now and into the future, we update our vision statement every five years. The current vision theme is SALT and LIGHT 2028. 

Concordia University, Nebraska will cultivate a community of academic excellence grounded in the Word of God and the Lutheran Confessions to be SALT and LIGHT in the home, church and world. 

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Salt & Light

Our Philosophy of a Christian Higher Education

Concordia University, Nebraska, an institution of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, believes, teaches and confesses that the Holy Scriptures are the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. Additionally, Concordia subscribes to the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord because they are a true exposition of the Word of God. As people called by the Holy Spirit through the Gospel to saving faith in Christ Jesus, the Word of God guides all we do in leading, teaching and learning. 

Concordia, which means “harmony,” provides an education in harmony with the Word of God in the pursuit of truth and the intersection of faith and learning. As redeemed children of God, we proclaim the Gospel message of Christ’s life, death and resurrection for the forgiveness, life and salvation of sinners. As Christian scholars, we explore the depths of God's creation and human creativity to further God’s kingdom and serve others. As faith-filled mentors, we nurture heart, soul, mind and strength, cultivating students’ God-given talents and potential. Concordia equips students for lives of learning, service, and leadership in the home, church and world. 

Academic Theme Verse

­­“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”
(1 Corinthians 15:10) 


Concordia in Context

1,300+ full-time and part-time undergraduate students

530+ full-time and part-time graduate students

75+ majors and academic programs

98% recent graduates attended graduate school or were employed within six months of graduation

Concordia Financial Aid in Context

100% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid

$29,000 average amount of financial aid provided to each undergraduate student

25+ faith-based, academic and talent scholarships available at Concordia

$25,000 minimum per year in institutional scholarships and grants for Lutheran undergraduate students

Concordia Faith in Context

5 traditional worship opportunities weekly

3 contemporary worship opportunities weekly

43 Christian churches within 20 miles of campus

20% of current Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod church workers were trained at Concordia Nebraska

Concordia Student Life in Context

40+ officially recognized clubs on campus

20+ performance, fine arts and leadership team opportunities

24+ varsity athletic teams

15:1 student to faculty ratio


More Than 125 Years of Equipping Students to Serve and Lead

Concordia University, Nebraska has been equipping students for service in God's church and world since the doors opened on Nov. 18, 1894 with one professor, 13 male students and a three-year high school curriculum. More than 125 years later, Concordia has grown into a fully accredited, coeducational university offering more than 100 programs and has granted degrees to tens of thousands of students.

Explore Concordia's historic roots


Centrally Located in America’s Heartland

Our hometown is Seward, a friendly community of 7,200 people that’s surrounded by beautiful scenery, farmland and wide-open spaces in southeast Nebraska. If you’re looking for a close-knit, small town atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home in Seward.

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