Concordia University Wisconsin

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School Overview

Concordia University Wisconsin (locally referred to CUW) is a coeducational university that is privately owned and operated by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, a confessional Protestant denomination with about 2.4 million members. The university is located in the city of Mequon, in the state of Wisconsin and belongs to the Concordia University System, a group of 10 Lutheran college.

Concordia is regionally accredited by the Northern Central Association of College and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university currently offers undergraduate majors and minors in over 80 fields of study and disciplines and graduate degrees in 18 concentrations. It also offers three doctoral degrees (in nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy) and 8 adult education programs. For working students with busy schedules, Concordia offers evening classes and various e-learning and online degree programs. Other than the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Concordia is the only other university in the state to have a school of pharmacy.

All degrees at CUW are offered through one of its five academic colleges or schools, which include, the School of Business and Legal Studies, the School of Adult and Continuing Education, the School of Human Servies, the School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences.

General Information

Admission Office

12800 North Lake Shore Drive

Mequon, WI 53097

(262) 243-5700

(888) 628-9472

Fax: (262) 243-4545

Contact: Kenneth Gaschk

Vice President of Enrollment Services
Main Address

12800 North Lake Shore Drive

Mequon, WI 53097

(262) 243-5700

Total undergrads: 3,786

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 405

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,408

Graduate enrollment: 2,763


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Interior Design B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Exercise Physiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Finance B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Business communication B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical/Medical Social Work B
Health Services – General B
Medical Assistance C
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Rehabilitative science B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Pre-Ministerial Studies B
Religious Education B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Concordia University-Wisconsin Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (262) 243-5700
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, WI 53097-2402
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,777
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,535 (61% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $30,352
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,352
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,324

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Concordia University-Wisconsin Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Concordia University-Wisconsin.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2991
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 51
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13
Education 311810
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 2188
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 151
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 5876371

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Concordia University-Wisconsin and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $30,352
Out-of-state $30,352
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,172
Out-of-state $11,172

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 559 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 559 100% $19,324
Student loan aid 358 64% $8,140

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,611 75% $14,536
Federal student loans 1,924 55% $6,841

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Concordia University-Wisconsin. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Concordia University-Wisconsin students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,772 1,856 1,916
Percent admitted 100% 59% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 13% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Concordia University-Wisconsin Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,777
Undergraduate enrollment 3,309
Graduate enrollment 2,468

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Concordia University-Wisconsin Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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