But first, you need to know that your child will be safe, happy and successful. You have questions and the Office of Admission is here to assist both students and parents from the beginning of the decision-making process, all the way through the transition to life in a new country.

Academic Excellence

Founded 127 years ago, Concordia College is recognized as a leading liberal arts institution in the United States. 

  • 83% of faculty hold the highest degree in their fields
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • More than 50 academic programs, including 18 honors programs as well as 12 preprofessional programs
  • Master of Education in world language instruction and a Master of Science in nutrition with an emphasis in dietetics leadership

A Wise Investment

We rank among the most affordable private universities in the United States. 100% of admitted international students receive scholarship assistance, permitting students from many financial circumstances to attend.

Cost is a factor in every college decision and we're ready to answer your questions. We've put together a few points just to get you started.

  • Generous financial aid awards bring our average cost of attendance to approximately $22,000 USD per year for tuition, fees, room, meals and all other educational expenses.
  • International Excellence Awards range from $17,000 to $25,000 per year, based on the strength of the student’s academic record.
  • $1,000 annual Cobber Edge Scholarship for students who apply by November 1, 2018
  • $500 annual Priority Cobber Scholarship for students who apply by January 1, 2019
  • Students may also qualify for performing arts scholarships in the following areas: MusicTheatreSpeech or Debate, or Visual Arts
  • Students who participate in a virtual Concordia Scholarship Interview session on December 5 or 7, 2018, are guaranteed to receive at least $1,000 in additional scholarship assistance annually, or those who participate on January 30 or February 1, 2019, will receive a minimum of $500 in additional annual scholarship assistance.

The total estimated cost of attendance for the 2018-19 academic year is $54,603. The average international scholarship award for the 2018 academic year was $29,000. Students and their sponsors are expected to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year. Many students and sponsors will pay more than $20,000 per year once all indirect costs are included.

To get a more complete look at how costs break down for international students, check out our other online resources.

Cost Breakdown and Scholarship Information

Safe, Supportive Community

Moorhead was ranked the 12th safest city in Minnesota by NerdWallet.com (2018).

Minnesota was ranked the third safest state in America by WalletHub.com (2018).

Safety, economic strength and all the amenities of a growing metropolitan area make Moorhead the perfect place to experience the United States.

From an orientation experienced designed specifically for international students to the academic and cultural campus services available year round, we've got all the tools your student needs to succeed.

Prelude

Our three-week "Prelude" program will prepare your child to succeed by increasing their academic language abilities and immersing them in the culture of a U.S. college campus.

Peer Mentors

These student mentors provide personal support for your child. They'll be there to answer questions about academics and college life throughout your child's transition to college and beyond.

International Community

The International Community Office maintains partnerships across Concordia’s campus and the Fargo-Moorhead community to cultivate a college environment that appreciates and celebrates diversity.

Additional Resources

  • Career Center: From choosing a career or major to finding a part-time job, co-op or internship, the experts at our career center offer the guidance your child will need.
  • International Study: Study away programs allow students to take classes overseas for periods ranging from 10 days to a full year.
  • Faculty Advisors: Your child's advisor will assist them in many areas such as academics, career discussions, and campus involvement.
  • Center for Student Success: These professionals help students with academic success. They offer one-on-one counseling to learn more about your study habits, time management and learning style. In addition, tutors are available to provide assistance with specific subjects.
  • Office of Diversity: Leading the way in establishing a welcoming and inclusive community for all students, this team coordinates programs and initiatives that advance Concordia's overall diversity and equity agenda.

Set to Succeed

  • 93% of students secure employment, graduate school placement, or full-time volunteer service such as Young Adults in Global Mission or the Peace Corps within nine months of graduation
  • Ranked in the top 13% of baccalaureate institutions in the U.S. in the number of research doctorates awarded to its recent graduates
  • One out of three Concordia students gains valuable experience through cooperative education – internships for which they earn academic credit

How to Apply

Applying for college shouldn't require a college degree. We've tried to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

Application Process