Points of Distinction

Concordia provides excellent academics in a Christ-centered community for an affordable price. We're honored to receive recognition for our commitment to our students.

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U.S. News & World Report Best Regional University

Top 35 school: #35 "Best Regional Universities--Midwest" category of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings

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Christian Colleges of Distinction

The only Christian school in Nebraska and one of only 72 schools in the nation named as a Christian College of Distinction

Christian Colleges Award

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Best Value Schools

Ranked top 15 in the Midwest region on this list that evaluates which schools offer the best value, comparing academic quality to cost of attendance

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Most Affordable Private Colleges

Top 25 school: #23, “The 50 Most Affordable Private Colleges” category of MONEY magazine’s rankings for 2015

The 50 Most Affordable Colleges

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Best College Dorms in America

#9, “Best College Dorms in America,” Cappex’s 2015 Cappies, based on more than 1.4 million student reviews of more than 2,000 colleges and universities

Best College Dorms in America Cappex Ranking

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Safest Colleges

#19, “Safest Colleges,” Cappex’s 2015 Cappies, based on more than 1.4 million student reviews of more than 2,000 colleges and universities

Safest Colleges, Cappex Ranking

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Colleges of Distinction

One of only five institutions in Nebraska to be named a College of Distinction as a best place to learn, grow and succeed.

Colleges of Distinction

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Best Nationwide Colleges For Your Money

Top 15% for value of 1,208 schools, Best Nationwide Colleges For Your Money list announced by College Factual, a publication through “USA Today” on collegefactual.com

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A+ Schools for B Students

U.S. News & World Report's list of A+ Schools for B Students for the last three years (schools listed alphabetically)

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Best Colleges for Veterans

#33 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2016 Best Colleges for Veterans in the Midwest region

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Top Online Master’s in Human Resources

Top 10 school: #10, “Top Online Master’s in Human Resources,” GoGrad.org

Top Master’s in Human Resources

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Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration, Affordable MPH Programs

Top 5 school: #5 on “50 Most Affordable Online MPH Programs 2015” for our Master of Public Health degree online

Top Master's in Healthcare Administration

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Most Affordable Master’s in Special Education

Top 50 school: #32, “50 Most Affordable Private Non-Profit Schools for a Master’s in Special Education Program 2015”

Affordable Master's in Special Education Programs

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U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Top 100 school: #99, “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” category of U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for 2018

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NAIA Champions of Character

Concordia is one of only 66 NAIA Institutions to achieve gold level Five-Star status, among 249 member schools. The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) is a Five-Star Conference, which is the highest recognition an Athletic Conference can achieve.

NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard Winners

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Women’s Choice Award

Top 12%: #188 of 1,588 schools, Women’s Choice Award – Her Guide to America’s Best Colleges, 2016-17 edition

Her Guide to America's Best Colleges

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Committed to Teaching Essential Skills and Knowledge

One of the top major universities to receive a "B" grade.

What Will They Learn?

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Best College Holiday Events

Christmas at Concordia ranked #30 of The Best College Holiday Events according to Best College Reviews.

Best College Reviews - The 45 Best College Holiday Events

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Nonprofit Management Master's Degree Programs

Top 50 degree: #32, TopManagmentDegrees.com's business education rankings are designed to help prospective students make a smart choice about where to invest their time and money. We are committed to connecting people to inspiring ideas and high quality educational opportunities. We are confident that students will find both at Concordia University, Nebraska.

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Best Online Public Health Degrees

Online Public Health Degrees

Named one of the most reputable, accredited online Christian colleges offering degrees in public health, according to ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org.

Best Online Public Health Degrees

Best Online Public Health Degrees

Top Master's Degrees in Marketing

Named one of the top 20 Master's degrees in Marketing. This award is based on a focus of toward weighing costs against program efficiency and core content covered in the competitive knowledge economy.

Top 20 Master's Degrees in Marketing

Best Online Master's Degrees in Early Childhood Education

Best Online Master's Degrees in Early Childhood Education

Ranked as the top online early childhood education program in the United States based on methodology that takes into account tuition costs, financial aid options, student sizes and graduate services.

Best Online Master's in Early Childhood Education

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Best Colleges in Nebraska

Ranked as a top five (#4) institution in Nebraska, the highest ranked private university and the highest ranked in the GPAC.

Best Colleges in Nebraska

Best Small Colleges in the U.S.

Ranked #49 of “Best Small Colleges in the U.S.”

Data was gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics regarding enrollment, retention, graduation rate, tuition, and degrees to narrow down the list to the top 50.

Best College Small Colleges

Colleges of Distinction in Business

Colleges of Distinction in Business

Named a College of Distinction for outstanding teaching in business, students at Concordia will receive solid communication, effective leadership, strategic planning and problem-solving skills while learning how companies operate.

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Colleges of Distinction in Education

Colleges of Distinction in Education

Named a College of Distinction for outstanding teaching in education, Concordia prepares great teachers who inspire and invigorate their students at a crucial point in their development.

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Best Online Master's in Education Administration

Best Online Master's in Education Administration

Best Online Master's in Education Administration

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Colleges of Distinction

One of only five universities in Nebraska named as a College of Distinction.

Colleges of Distinction

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Ranked #13 for Top Online Christian Colleges in 2017

Top online Christian College offering affordable tuition and demonstrating academic strength.

Top Online Christian Colleges

Best ONline Public Health Degrees

Best Online Public Health Degrees

Offering a Master of Public Health, Concordia is ranked among the top institutions offering an online degree in public health.

Best Online Public Health Degrees

Most Affordable Online Colleges for Masters in Public Health

Most Affordable Online Colleges for Masters in Public Health

Offering a Master of Public Health, Concordia is ranked among the top institutions offering an online degree in public health.

Most Affordable Online Colleges for Masters in Public Health

Most Affordable Online Colleges for Masters in Management

Most Affordable Online Colleges for Masters in Management

Ranked #15th, Concordia University offers one of the most affordable online master’s degrees in management.

Most Affordable Online Colleges for Masters in Management

Top 30 Online Masters in Nonprofit Management

Top 30 Online Masters in Nonprofit Management

Ranked #24 of Top 30 Online Masters in Nonprofit Management.

Top 30 Online Masters in Nonprofit Management

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Public Health

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Public Health

Ranked 5th for most affordable master's degree in public health and 6th for best value.

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Public Health

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Human Resources

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Human Resources

Ranked 10th for most affordable online degree in human resources.

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Human Resources

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Human Resources

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Human Resources

Offering a Master in Human Resources, Concordia is ranked among the top institutions offering one of the most affordable online degrees in human resources.

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Human Resources

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Accounting

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Accounting

Ranked 16th for master's degrees in accounting.

Top Online Schools Offering a Masters in Accounting

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Accounting

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Accounting

Ranked 14th for most affordable master's degrees in accounting.

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Accounting

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Finance

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Finance

Ranked 20th for master's degrees in Finance.

Most Affordable Online Schools Offering a Masters in Finance

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska

Ranked #5 in the state for Best Online Colleges

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska

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#60 in the Midwest of small colleges with the least average debt per borrower

According to a recent study conducted by LendEDU, Concordia University, Nebraska was ranked #60 when it came to the small colleges with the least average debt per borrower figures in the entire Midwest! This report was put together after analyzing more than 500 schools in the Midwest region.

Small Colleges With the Least Average Debt Per Borrower

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#5 Best Risk-Reward for College Students in Nebraska

According to a recent study conducted by LendEDU, Concordia was ranked #5 for best risk-reward for college students in Nebraska. Risk is defined as the average student loan debt per borrower. Reward is defined as the average early career pay, or the median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience.

Best Risk-Reward for College Students in Nebraska

Best Master’s in Reading and Literacy Online

Top 20 Best Master’s in Reading and Literacy Online 2018

Ranked #1 by Top Education Degrees.org based upon tuition, enrollment and student-to-faculty ratio.

Best Master’s in Reading and Literacy Online

Best Master’s in Accounting Programs 2018

The Best Master’s in Accounting Programs 2018

Ranked #1 by Best Value Schools based upon quality of program, affordability and student support.

Best Master’s in Accounting Programs 2018

Best Online Non-Profit Management MBA Degree Programs

The 10 Best Online Non-Profit Management MBA Degree Programs

Ranked #2 by MBA Central based upon affordability, support services and quality of classes.

Best Online Non-Profit Management MBA Degree Programs

Best Online Master’s in Marketing Degree Programs

The 10 Best Online Non-Profit Management MBA Degree Programs

Ranked #16 by Best Marketing Degrees.org based upon affordability, program efficiency and core course content.

Best Online Master’s in Marketing Degree Programs

Top Online Gerontology Programs

Great Value College for an affordable online Master’s degree in Gerontology

Ranked #1 “Great Value College for an affordable online Master’s degree in Gerontology.”

Great Value College for an affordable online Master’s degree in Gerontology

Top Affordable Masters in Gerontology

Top 20 Cheap Master's in Gerontology Online Degree Programs

Ranked #3 “Top 20 Cheap Master's in Gerontology Online Degree Programs”

Top 20 Cheap Master's in Gerontology Online Degree Programs

Best Masters in English Language Learning

Best Masters in English Language Learning

Top 15 school: #12 on College Choice’s “Best Master’s in English Language Learning” list for our Master of Education in TESOL

Best Masters in English Language Learning

Most Affordable Online Master’s in English Language Learning

Most Affordable Online Master’s in English Language Learning

Top 25 school: #23 on College Choice’s “Most Affordable Online Master’s in English Language Learning” list for our Master of Education in TESOL

Most Affordable Online Master’s in English Language Learning

Best Online Master’s in English Language Learning

Best Online Master’s in English Language Learning

Top 30 school: #26 on College Choice’s “Best Online Master’s in English Language Learning” list for our Master of Education in TESOL

Best Online Master’s in English Language Learning

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Lowest Average Student Debt

#4 lowest average student debt in Nebraska on the LendEDU Student Loan Debt by School by State Report

Lowest Average Student Debt

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska

Top 5 school: Best Online Colleges in Nebraska list by The Center for Online Education

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska

Top MBA in Business Intelligence

Top MBA in Business Intelligence

Chosen as one of the top MBA in Business Intelligence programs in the country by onlinembapage.com.

Top MBA in Business Intelligence

Top MBA in Human Resources Management

Top MBA in Human Resources Management

Chosen as one of the top MBA in Human Resources Management in the country by onlinembapage.com.

Top MBA in Human Resources Management

Top MBA in Project Management

Top MBA in Project Management

Only Nebraska school chosen as a top MBA in Project Management school by onlinembapage.com.

Top MBA in Project Management

Top 20 Master's in Reading and Literacy Online

Top 20 Master's in Reading and Literacy Online

#1 on the list of Best Master's in Reading and Literacy online by Top Education Degrees for the Master of Education in Literacy with Reading Specialist Emphasis. Ranking based on tuition, student to faculty ratio and national recognition.

Top 20 Master's in Reading and Literacy Online

Best Online Masters in Education Programs

Best Online Masters in Education Programs

Best Student Rating and #23 overall on the list of Best Online Masters in Education Programs by Online Masters

Best Online Masters in Education Programs