Concordia University-Portland

Portland, OR 97211
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Concordia University-Portland is one of the twenty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Oregon. The campus is located in an urban area, in Portland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,125 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 220 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 158 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%). Every year 48% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Concordia University-Portland's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $29,620, and fees were $650. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,620 and $650 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students5,125
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 24
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1962 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1100
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$990/credit
In State Students$990/credit
Out of State Students$990/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$697/credit
In State Students$697/credit
Out of State Students$697/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 $44,550 $44,550 $44,550
ADN 70 $69,300 $69,300 $69,300
BSN 125 $123,750 $123,750 $123,750
FNP 50 $34,850 $34,850 $34,850
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, 100% of Concordia University-Portland's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 37% $4,191
Other Federal Grant 18% $816
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $2,057
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $16,358
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,472
Private Loans 8% $13,316


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$19,814
$30,001 to $48,000$19,611
$48,001 to $75,000$22,339
$75,001 to $110,000$24,369
Over $110,000$22,262

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.
Concordia University-Portland
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211

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