Concordia University-Nebraska

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,890
4.02% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,786
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.12%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.5%
1,681 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,703
58.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.8%
186 Graduates

About

Concordia University-Nebraska is a higher education institution located in Seward County, NE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Concordia University-Nebraska were General Biological Sciences (35 degrees awarded), General Psychology (30 degrees), and General Business (28 degrees).

In 2019, 691 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concordia University-Nebraska. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (474 degrees), 4.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Nebraska is $32,890, which is $10,864 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Nebraska is $32,890, which is $10,864 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,786.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,890
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Concordia University-Nebraska was $32,890. The cost of tuition at Concordia University-Nebraska is $10,864 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$21,786
2019 Value
5.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Concordia University-Nebraska had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,786. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Concordia University-Nebraska grew by 5.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,470
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concordia University-Nebraska was of $8,470 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.57% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Concordia University-Nebraska received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.23% with respect to 2018, when 71% 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.
5.12%
2017 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Concordia University-Nebraska was 5.12%, which represents 37 out of the 723 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Concordia University-Nebraska received 1,681 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.4% annual decline. Out of those 1,681 applicants, 1,319 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,703 students enrolled at Concordia University-Nebraska in 2019, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Concordia University-Nebraska has an overall enrollment yield of 22.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,319
Accepted Out of 1,681

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concordia University-Nebraska was 78.5% (1,319 admissions from 1,681 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -14.4%, while admissions declined by -1.05%.

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage
47
Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at Concordia University-Nebraska in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Concordia University-Nebraska has a total enrollment of 2,703 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Nebraska is 1,581 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,122. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Nebraska are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Nebraska, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 5.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.185% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Concordia University-Nebraska in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.1%), followed by White Male (34.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.5%), followed by White Male (12.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concordia University-Nebraska, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,703 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Nebraska is 1,581 and the part-time enrollment is 1,122. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Nebraska are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2019 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-Nebraska was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Concordia University-Nebraska had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,728
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    151
  3. Black or African American
    97

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Nebraska is 63.9% White, 5.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.185% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 530 students (19.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 207 more women than men received degrees from Concordia University-Nebraska. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Concordia University-Nebraska is white (474 degrees awarded). There were 4.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (108 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Concordia University-Nebraska is General Biological Sciences (35 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (30 degrees) and General Business (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Concordia University-Nebraska, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (327 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees).

Workforce

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-Nebraska are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,512,599 people), Secondary school teachers (579,559 people), Physicians (407,792 people), Education administrators (281,225 people), and Postsecondary teachers (234,744 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Nebraska are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (327 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), and Math & Statistics (10 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Nebraska are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Nebraska are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (327 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), and Math & Statistics (10 degrees).

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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-Nebraska are Elementary & secondary schools (2,877,336 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (554,770 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (526,824 people), Offices of physicians (232,629 people), and Computer Systems Design (159,793 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Nebraska are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (327 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), and Math & Statistics (10 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Concordia University-Nebraska.
Most Common
  1. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Concordia University-Nebraska was General Biological Sciences with 35 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

242
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
449
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Nebraska, which is 0.539 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (449).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Nebraska in General Business, which is 1.03 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 50 degrees were awarded to women at Concordia University-Nebraska in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 1.85 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 48% of students graduating from Concordia University-Nebraska completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Concordia University-Nebraska is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.38% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    474 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concordia University-Nebraska is white (474 degrees awarded). There were 4.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (108 degrees).

15.6% of degree recipients (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    320 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    154 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Concordia University-Nebraska is white female (320 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (154 degrees).

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Operations

Concordia University-Nebraska has an endowment valued at nearly $54M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.92M (3.55%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Concordia University-Nebraska had a total salary expenditure of $36.7M. Concordia University-Nebraska employs 25 Professors, 24 Assistant professors, and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Concordia University-Nebraska are Male Professors (20), Male Assistant professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Nebraska are: Management, with 32 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$54M
2019 Endowment
4.04%
growth from 2018

Concordia University-Nebraska has an endowment valued at about $54M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Concordia University-Nebraska grew 4.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $360k - Federal
  2. $188k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Concordia University-Nebraska received $360k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $188k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.2M
2019 Salaries
2.05%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Concordia University-Nebraska paid a median of $13.2M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($36.7M) and a 2.05% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.69% decline from 2017 and a 3.39% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.94M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2019, Concordia University-Nebraska paid a total of $3.94M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concordia University-Nebraska were Professor with 25 employees; Assistant professor with 24 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Nebraska were Management with 32 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concordia University-Nebraska was Male Professor with 20 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Concordia University-Nebraska.

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