Total Enrollment Breaks Record at Concordia University, Nebraska
University has largest full-time undergraduate enrollment in 40 years
SEWARD, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Concordia University, Nebraska’s total student enrollment for 2014-15 is the largest in its history. For the university’s 121st academic year, a total of 1,951 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are registered, an increase of 7 percent over last year’s total. The university also continues to serve hundreds of students taking dual-credit classes each academic year, pushing the total headcount of students served this fall beyond 2,300.
“We are focused on helping students and their families realize that a Lutheran, Christian higher education through Concordia is within reach, and it’s an investment very much worth making”
“We are focused on helping students and their families realize that a Lutheran, Christian higher education through Concordia is within reach, and it’s an investment very much worth making,” said Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska. “With 98 percent of our job-seeking graduates finding success within six months of graduation and the expansion of our adult learner programs, more students and their families are realizing the value a Concordia education provides. We thank God for the opportunity to equip these students to learn, serve and lead in the church and world.”
Full-time undergraduate enrollment has increased to 1,183 students on the Seward campus, the largest total of full-time undergraduates since 1973-74 and 5 percent more students than last year.
This year’s incoming freshman class of 384 students is the university’s second-largest class since 1979-80. The 2014-15 incoming freshman class has an average GPA of 3.46 and represents 31 different states.
The university’s enrollment of full-time and part-time adult learners has reached 768, a 10 percent increase over last year. Adult learners include those enrolled in the university’s degree completion or graduate-level studies through Concordia’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
The graduate college offers on-ground classes at its campus in the Fallbrook area of north Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as in Omaha, Nebraska. It also provides online classes and is a participating university in Concordia Online Education, a partnership among Concordia University, Nebraska, Concordia University – Portland and Concordia College-New York.
About Concordia University, Nebraska
Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,300 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.