Concordia University Irvine is a private Christian university founded in 1976. It is a smaller college, with a total enrollment of 1,918. However, it is part of the larger Concordia University System, which includes eight other colleges. The university offers 20 undergraduate programs and 50 specializations, along with nine graduate programs. The campus is in Irvine, which is one of the safest cities in the US, and it is located about 50 miles south of Los Angeles. The campus buildings are within a private residential community, with access to hiking trails and beautiful parks. The university has also ranked highly in various rankings, including the 2015 Money magazine list of schools that offer the best value.
Concordia University Irvine offers several nursing programs, including an accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, LVN to RN, and MSN program. The accelerated BSN requires students to have completed a BS or BA from an accredited institution. The campus where the nursing programs are offered recently underwent a major update, giving students access to a large skills lab, along with three simulation labs. The Park Place Campus provides students with a suitable environment to practice their nursing skills. However, the school does not work with local clinics or healthcare facilities.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students4,249|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
|On Campus HousingYes|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission|
06/30/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2009 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1010 to 1200|
|ACT||20 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required|
|Recommendations Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$995/credit|
|In State Students||$995/credit|
|Out of State Students||$995/credit|
|In District Students||$613/credit|
|In State Students||$613/credit|
|Out of State Students||$613/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Concordia University-Irvine's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$1,000|
|State Grant & Scholarships||26%||$7,688|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||97%||$18,355|
|Federal Student Loans||61%||$5,689|
$25,094Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$19,675|
|$30,001 to $48,000$19,970|
|$48,001 to $75,000$21,139|
|$75,001 to $110,000$24,482|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.