Concordia College at Moorhead
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.
|Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb|
|Number of Students2,059|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Evangelical Lutheran Church
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1055 to 1305|
|ACT||22 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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.
|In District Students||$1,435/credit|
|In State Students||$1,435/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,435/credit|
|In District Students||$548/credit|
|In State Students||$548/credit|
|Out of State Students||$548/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||15%||$3,300|
|State Grant & Scholarships||30%||$5,125|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$20,554|
|Federal Student Loans||71%||$6,155|
$24,228Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.