concordia opened its doors in 1905 as a four-year academy to meet regional needs for pastors and school teachers for the lutheran church-missouri synod. the campus has evolved into a university that offers a solid liberal arts education with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education, business, nursing, healthcare, social sciences, religion, math, and science. in 2012 concordia opened a school of law in boise, idaho, which offers a juris doctor degree and an innovative 3+3 program which allows undergraduate students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and law degree in just six years. with 2,100 on campus and 3,000 online students concordia serves a diverse population from across the united states and around the world.
concordia university is a christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society. located on 24 acres in a residential neighborhood of portland, concordia’s mission drives all planning in academics and future directions. the campus builds on its strengths, pursuing programs that will assist students to prepare for work or to enhance their pursuit of life-long learning. the concordia community strives to encourage, support, and equip for service and fulfillment.