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For the Church

Throughout our history, Concordia has had a mission emphasis on equipping our students to serve God and His church. Thanks be to God, we have carried out this mission faithfully, placing thousands of workers in ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, while also preparing professional church workers for other Christian denominations.

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Affordable Preparation

Concordia places the most workers in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod each year, which has resulted in nearly 30 percent of the Synod’s roster being Concordia graduates. Whether as Lutheran educators or Directors of Christian Education, pre-seminary students or parish musicians, our commitment to equipping these men and women is resolute. Too often, however, students decide they cannot afford to be a full-time worker in the church. Through gifts to both annual and endowed scholarship funds, alumni and friends can increase the percentage of tuition provided through scholarship aid, reducing the total cost for the student and enabling them to answer God’s call to them.

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Opportunities to Witness

Each year, nearly 10% of our undergraduates go on an intentional mission trip, both internationally and domestically. More than half the student body is engaged in service projects throughout the year, clearly demonstrating the love of Christ to their neighbors. These are life-impacting moments and experiences, ones that stay with those who undertake them long after the service has ended. Through gifts for mission and service, alumni and friends can expand the opportunities for all Concordia students to be impacted as they positively impact others.

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Concordia lauded for financial stability

Recently, Forbes examined the financial health and operating strength of 921 U.S. private higher education institutions with more than 500 full-time students on their financial situations, and provided grades for each institution. Most of Forbes’ calculations utilized the federal government’s National Center for Education Statistics, whose most recent data is from 2018 and 2019. Forbes noted Concordia University, Nebraska as one of the 10 colleges that had most improved its financial grade compared to 2016. This year, Concordia received a B grade, up from its grade of C in 2016.

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Nathan Pennington '23 wins student organ composition competition

Nathan Pennington, a sophomore church music major from Lincoln, recently won the Student Organ Composition Competition organized by the Lincoln Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Pennington's piece, "Fantasy for a Forgotten Flowerbed," stood out to the four judges, who evaluated submissions based on harmonic interest, accessibility, creativity and the musician's potential.

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Concordia’s fundraising campaign reaches historic $65 million goal

As of Jan. 31, Concordia University, Nebraska’s fundraising campaign, Answering The Call, has become the most successful campaign in the university’s history after meeting its initial $65 million goal nearly 18 months before it concludes.

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Will You Answer the Call?

God has called Concordia to be a leader in Lutheran, Christian higher education in this country, and you are an essential key to making that possible. Help us respond to our ever-changing world in ways that remain faithful to the never-changing Word of God.

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Science and Business

Building for the future

Prepare students through research, collaboration and internships to make an impact in science and business
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Agriculture

Cultivating a New Path

Develop stewards of God's resources in agricultural science who will lead family farms and make an impact as industry leaders, entrepreneurs and producers
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Our Promises of a Lutheran Education

Fulfilling our Promises

Provide students a Lutheran, Christ-centered education through community, inquiry, wisdom and purpose
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