Concordia University-Irvine

Irvine, CA 92612
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students4,249
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 91
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1200
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$995/credit
In State Students$995/credit
Out of State Students$995/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$613/credit
In State Students$613/credit
Out of State Students$613/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $44,775 $44,775 $44,775
ADN 70 $69,650 $69,650 $69,650
BSN 125 $124,375 $124,375 $124,375
FNP 50 $30,650 $30,650 $30,650
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 29% $4,994
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $7,688
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $18,355
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,689
Private Loans 6% $19,566


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$29,498

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Concordia University-Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

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