Concordia University-Irvine

Irvine, CA 92612

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 80
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Concordia University-Irvine

Brandman University
2.42 miles away
Vanguard University of Southern California
5.23 miles away
Biola University
21.02 miles away
Western University of Health Sciences
28.17 miles away
California Baptist University
29.12 miles away
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
31.11 miles away
Homestead Schools
32.78 miles away
Azusa Pacific University
33.26 miles away
Loma Linda University
41.79 miles away
Mount Saint Mary's University
48.48 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading457 to 580
SAT: Math450 to 580
SAT: Writing440 to 545
ACT Composite20 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$20,332
30k to 48k$22,206
48k to 75k$21,799
75k to 110k$25,394
Over 110k$31,475
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $965.00 $965.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $623.00 $623.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Concordia University-Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

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