Concordia University-Wisconsin

Mequon, WI 53097
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Concordia University-Wisconsin is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in a suburb, in Mequon.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,288 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 560 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 459 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 82%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Concordia University-Wisconsin's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,330, and fees were $270. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,330 and $270 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students7,288
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Concordia University is a faith based institution of higher education committed to developing students in all aspects for the service of the Church and the World at large.

The Nursing program at Concordia is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The program is offered in flexible full time and part time options with some courses offered online. The nursing program offers direct clinical practice as well as up to date in classroom instruction.

Admissions Requirements:

Students transferring from another college will be required to submit their transcripts for review. Concordia College requires a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 and a minimum of a ‘C’ grade for all science classes.

All applications must be received by the school by the 15th of July for enrollment in the fall semester and by the 15th of December for enrollment in the spring semester. The Nursing and Admissions committee will review each application with due consideration.

Students entering the sophomore year of the program will be required to have: Current CPR certification for healthcare providers and CNA certification.

For the purpose of clinical practice sessions offered at healthcare facilities within the community. Graduates from the program will be eligible to sit for the National Licensure exam to become licensed Registered Nurses.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 12 110
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
03/29/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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$1,180/credit
In State Students$1,180/credit
Out of State Students$1,180/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$579/credit
In State Students$579/credit
Out of State Students$579/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 $53,100 $53,100 $53,100
ADN 70 $82,600 $82,600 $82,600
BSN 125 $147,500 $147,500 $147,500
FNP 50 $28,950 $28,950 $28,950
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-Wisconsin's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 25% $4,049
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,149
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $2,684
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $14,439
Federal Student Loans 76% $5,259
Private Loans 19% $14,449


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$20,809
$30,001 to $48,000$22,232
$48,001 to $75,000$22,277
$75,001 to $110,000$26,781
Over $110,000$28,537

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Concordia University-Wisconsin
12800 N Lake Shore Dr
Mequon, WI 53097

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