Concordia University-Irvine

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,330
3.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,508
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.908%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69%
3,576 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,744
80.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
63.1%
256 Graduates

About

Concordia University-Irvine is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Concordia University-Irvine were Sport & Fitness Management (333 degrees awarded), General Educational Leadership & Administration (123 degrees), and Curriculum & Instruction (100 degrees).

In 2022, 1,419 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concordia University-Irvine. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (707 degrees), 2.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (337 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Irvine is $39,330, which is $15,334 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Irvine is $39,330, which is $15,334 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,508.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending Concordia University-Irvine received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,330
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Concordia University-Irvine was $39,330. The cost of tuition at Concordia University-Irvine is $15,334 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$29,508
2022 Value
15.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Concordia University-Irvine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,508. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Concordia University-Irvine grew by 15.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,530
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concordia University-Irvine was of $14,530 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.36% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Concordia University-Irvine received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.94% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.908%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Concordia University-Irvine was 0.908%, which represents 13 out of the 1432 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Concordia University-Irvine received 3,576 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.53% annual growth. Out of those 3,576 applicants, 2,467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69% acceptance rate.

There were 3,744 students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Concordia University-Irvine has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,467
Accepted Out of 3,576

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concordia University-Irvine was 69% (2,467 admissions from 3,576 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.53%, while admissions declined by −7.15%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2021)
41
Scores Submitted (2021)

12% of enrolled first-time students at Concordia University-Irvine in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Concordia University-Irvine had a total enrollment of 3,744 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Irvine is 3,024 students and the part-time enrollment is 720. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.04% Asian, 5.37% Black or African American, 5.32% Two or More Races, 0.374% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.4%) and White Male (14.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concordia University-Irvine in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,744 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Irvine is 3,024 and the part-time enrollment is 720. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Concordia University-Irvine was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Concordia University-Irvine had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,781 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    965 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    301 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Irvine is 47.6% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.04% Asian, 5.37% Black or African American, 5.32% Two or More Races, 0.374% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 105 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 353 more women than men received degrees from Concordia University-Irvine. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Concordia University-Irvine is white (707 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (337 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Concordia University-Irvine is Sport & Fitness Management (333 degrees awarded), followed by General Educational Leadership & Administration (123 degrees) and Curriculum & Instruction (100 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Concordia University-Irvine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (370 degrees awarded), Education (412 degrees), and Theology (22 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,700,213 people), Secondary school teachers (518,456 people), Education administrators (319,439 people), Other managers (228,078 people), and Special education teachers (211,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (370 degrees awarded), Education (412 degrees), Theology (22 degrees), Psychology (108 degrees), and History (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (370 degrees awarded), Education (412 degrees), Theology (22 degrees), Psychology (108 degrees), and History (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Elementary & secondary schools (3,141,383 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (452,023 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (339,644 people), Outpatient care centers (225,879 people), and Individual & family services (180,171 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (370 degrees awarded), Education (412 degrees), Theology (22 degrees), Psychology (108 degrees), and History (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Concordia University-Irvine.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 333 degrees awarded
  2. 123 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Concordia University-Irvine was Sport & Fitness Management with 333 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

533
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
886
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 533 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Irvine, which is 0.602 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (886).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Irvine in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 0.521 times less than the 219 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Irvine in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 1.92 times more than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Concordia University-Irvine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Concordia University-Irvine is Female and Two or More Races (84.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.91% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    707 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    337 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concordia University-Irvine is white (707 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (337 degrees).

2.89% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    422 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    285 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    241 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Concordia University-Irvine is white female (422 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (285 degrees).

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Operations

Concordia University-Irvine has an endowment valued at nearly $48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Concordia University-Irvine had a total salary expenditure of 76.2M. Concordia University-Irvine employs 44 Assistant professors, 34 Professors and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Concordia University-Irvine are Female Assistant professor (27), Male Professor (24), and Male Assistant professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 51 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

Endowment

$48M
2022 Endowment
8.02%
growth from 2021

Concordia University-Irvine has an endowment valued at about $48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Concordia University-Irvine grew 8.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.43M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.3M
2022 Salaries
7.24%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Concordia University-Irvine paid a median of $33.3M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($76.2M) and a 7.24% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.92M
Instructional Salaries
108
Number of Employees

In 2022, Concordia University-Irvine paid a total of $8.92M to 108 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine were Assistant professor with 44 employees, Professor with 34 employees, and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Concordia University-Irvine.

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