Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, MN 56562
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Concordia College at Moorhead is a private institution in Moorhead, Minnesota. In 1891, the college was founded by a group of Norwegian settlers. The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Students are required to take courses in religion, culture, communication, and health. The school opened with just 12 students and now has an enrollment of 2,500 students each year. Despite the small size of the college, Concordia College has 22 sports teams and 19 music ensembles. The campus is in Moorhead, which is the largest city in the northwest portion of Minnesota. 

The college offers two nursing programs. Both programs are accredited by the CCNE. These programs include a traditional BSN program and an accelerated BSN program for those with a bachelor’s degree in a different field of study. While enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students complete over 800 hours of clinical work at local facilities. Students also have the chance to participate in extra clinical experience or paid internships. The traditional BSN program is designed as a standard 4-year program, while the accelerated program is intended to be completed in 16 months. To apply for the accelerated program, students must already have a baccalaureate degree with a non-nursing major. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students2,059
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1055 to 1305
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank 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$1,435/credit
In State Students$1,435/credit
Out of State Students$1,435/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$548/credit
In State Students$548/credit
Out of State Students$548/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 $64,575 $64,575 $64,575
ADN 70 $100,450 $100,450 $100,450
BSN 125 $179,375 $179,375 $179,375
FNP 50 $27,400 $27,400 $27,400
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 College at Moorhead's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 23% $3,935
Other Federal Grant 15% $3,300
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $5,125
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $20,554
Federal Student Loans 71% $6,155
Private Loans 23% $11,981


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$18,805
$30,001 to $48,000$19,983
$48,001 to $75,000$21,491
$75,001 to $110,000$22,425
Over $110,000$27,364

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
Concordia College at Moorhead
901 S 8th St
Moorhead, MN 56562

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