#12 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota

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Concordia College at Moorhead overview
Location Moorhead, Minnesota
Online cord.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Concordia College at Moorhead overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Concordia College, located in Moorhead, Minnesota, is a private liberal arts college founded by Norwegian settlers in 1891. The college sits adjacent to the Red River, with Fargo, North Dakota, serving as its neighboring city just across the state line. Concordia College is characterized by its distinctive Norwegian-inspired architecture and a campus that promotes a quiet and scholarly atmosphere in a suburban setting. The school offers a broad range of undergraduate programs, with particular strengths in business, education, and the sciences, and is also renowned for its world-class music program. Housing is available to students with options including residence halls and on-campus apartments, affording a supportive living-learning environment. Academically, Concordia maintains a moderately selective admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential and personal character. Not widely known for its athletic programs, Concordia College instead focuses on an enriched academic and cultural student experience, underscored by its notable Christmas Concert and the influence of its Lutheran traditions.

In the most recent statistical year 3,774 prospective students applied, and 2,473 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 444 enrolled in the school.  1,771 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 132 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $28,400 plus fees of $516. Concordia College at Moorhead is ranked 410 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Concordia College at Moorhead is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Concordia College at Moorhead overview
SAT 1080/1218
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.58

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Concordia College at Moorhead
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$516
Room and Board $10,510
Budget for Other Expenses$3,070
Total One Year Cost$43,396

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

69% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Concordia College at Moorhead students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 13%
Business 11%
Social Sciences 9%
Biology 9%
Communication 7%

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