Concordia University - Portland Rankings

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#1977 of 14,160In the World
#573 of 2,624In North America
#525 of 2,523In the United States
#10 of 33In Oregon
#6 of 16In Portland

Quick Review

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Acceptance rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
Avg. cost to attend
$19,042 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Concordia University - Portland Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate57%53%59%
Freshmen enrolled full time22557168
Freshmen enrolled part time826

801 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,642 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
167 or 72%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Concordia University - Portland are 1000-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
86 or 37%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Concordia University - Portland are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3327 (59%)
Black or African American809 (14%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown501 (9%)
Hispanic445 (8%)
Asian234 (4%)
Two or more races211 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander56 (1%)
Nonresident Alien30 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native8 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income


Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district$31,580$20,910
Tuition in-state$31,580$20,910
Tuition out-of-state$31,580$20,910
Fee in-district$650
Fee in-state$650
Fee out-of-state$650

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity500
Combined charge for room and board$9,630
Room charge$5,040
Meal charge$4,590

Concordia University - Portland Majors

Curriculum and Instruction1,140
Educational Leadership and Administration, General162101
Elementary Education and Teaching25167
Business Administration and Management, General3592
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse122
Technical Teacher Education59
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration41
Health & Health Care Administration & Management30
Social Work30
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management28
Psychology, General23
Secondary Education and Teaching131
Early Childhood Education and Teaching13
Education, General334
Biology & Biological Sciences, General10
Community Psychology10
Marketing & Marketing Management, General9
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor9
Homeland Security7
English Language and Literature, General6
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General4
History, General2
Special Education and Teaching, General2
Music, General1
Humanities & Humanistic Studies1
Chemistry, General1
Theology & Theological Studies1
Special Education and Teaching, Other1
Grand Total3721,646187
Graduation rate44%30%48%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%

Notable alumni

  1. Jay Ellis

    Jay Ellis
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    1981-.. (age 40)
    actortelevision actorfilm actorstage actor

    Wendell Ramone "Jay" Ellis Jr. is an American actor. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, he started with modeling, before moving to Los Angeles and starting his acting career. In 2013, he received his first major role on BET's series The Game. In 2015, he joined the cast of HBO's series Insecure, which premiered in 2016. He also had a lead role in the horror film Escape Room (2019) and will be in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick.

  2. Dave Reichert

    Dave Reichert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Concordia University - Portland
    In 1970 graduated with associate degree
    politicianpolice officer (Beamter)

    David George Reichert is an American politician, veteran, and former sheriff who served as the U.S. representative for Washington's 8th Congressional District from 2005 to 2019. He is a Republican and is the former elected sheriff of King County, Washington. In September 2017, Reichert announced that he would retire from Congress after his seventh term.

  3. Don Benton

    Don Benton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1957-.. (age 64)

    Donald Mark Benton is an American politician. Originally from Santa Clarita, California, he served as a member of the Washington State Senate from 1997 to 2017, where he represented Washington's 17th legislative district. He served as campaign director for Donald Trump in Washington. In 2016, after Trump was elected, Benton was appointed as a senior White House advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency for a few weeks, but reportedly did not work well with newly appointed agency head Scott Pruitt. In April 2017, Benton was named by President Trump as the 13th Director of the Selective Service System. He served in that position until the inauguration of President Biden.

  4. Gregory N. Todd

    Gregory N. Todd

    Chaplain Gregory N. Todd is a United States Navy Chaplain Corps officer serving as the 20th Chaplain of the Marine Corps. He previously served for four years as the tenth Chaplain of the Coast Guard. Over a thirty-two year career, he has served in a variety of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard assignments, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and chaplaincy work at Ground Zero in the wake of the September 11 attacks. He is a Lutheran.

General info

Alternative namesCU
MottoChristi Crux Est Mihi Lux
The Cross of Christ is Light to Me
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff516
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, Oregon, 97211-6099
United States
City population653,000
Fax+1 (503) 280 8518

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