Concordia recognized in the top 40 of 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings

Published by Logan Tuttle 3 days ago on Mon, Sep 13, 2021 8:00 AM
Concordia University, Nebraska is ranked No. 37 in the Best Regional Universities-Midwest category of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings for the 2021-22 academic year.

Concordia University, Nebraska continues its streak of appearing in the top 40 of the Best Regional Universities-Midwest category of U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges rankings at No. 37, in addition to appearing on multiple lists within the rankings.

“Concordia has a strong tradition of providing our students with a rigorous and affordable education within our Christ-centered community,” said Dr. Bernard Bull, Concordia president. “We are honored to receive this national recognition that exemplifies our values and the university’s commitment to equipping our students for their lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world.”

Concordia was also ranked No. 18 on the Best Value-Regional Universities Midwest list compiled by U.S. News & World Report. This list takes into account a university’s overall ranking, but also credits schools for the amount of financial support made available to students with need. For the 2021-22 academic year, Concordia provided 100% of full-time, on-campus undergraduate students with financial aid.

Recognized for its dedication to providing students with an excellent academic experience, the university received a No. 22 ranking for Undergraduate Teaching in the Regional Universities-Midwest category. Schools appearing in this list were nominated by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans within their U.S. News ranking categories for which they believed faculty and administrators were committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner.

Additionally, Concordia was ranked No. 47 on the Regional Universities-Midwest 2022 Top Performer on Social Mobility list. This list measures the extent schools enrolled and graduated students who received federal Pell Grants, based on Fall 2014 data.

An institution classified as a regional university provides a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and programs, as well as master’s degrees in multiple areas, including education, public health, human sciences and business administration.

“Honors like the U.S. News & World Report ranking demonstrate the value of a private education at Concordia,” said Aaron Roberts, Concordia director of undergraduate admissions. “Our commitment to providing financial aid to 100% of undergraduate students, combined with the quality academic programs and enriching Christ-centered support that Concordia provides, ensures our students get the best value possible from their college experience.”

Complete rankings from U.S. News & World Report are available online. The print edition of the “Best Colleges 2022” guidebook will be available through retail outlets later this month.