Concordia University-Portland

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,620

3.06% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,837

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.46%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

48.6%

2,675 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,125

76% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

43.9%

98 Graduates

About

Concordia University-Portland is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Concordia University-Portland were General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (27 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (26 degrees).

In 2017, 2,696 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concordia University-Portland. 78.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,170 degrees), 1.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (890 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Portland is $29,620, which is $15,620 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Portland is $29,620, which is $15,620 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,837.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,620

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Concordia University-Portland was $29,620. The cost of tuition at Concordia University-Portland is $15,620 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$21,837

2017 Value

3.02%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Concordia University-Portland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,837. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Concordia University-Portland grew by 3.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,500

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concordia University-Portland was of $8,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 6.12% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Concordia University-Portland received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.08% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

6.46%

2016 Default Rate

341

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Concordia University-Portland was 6.46%, which represents 341 out of the 5275 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-Portland received 2,675 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 25.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,675 applicants, 1,301 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.6% acceptance rate.

There were 5,125 students enrolled at Concordia University-Portland in 2017, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Concordia University-Portland has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,301

Accepted Out of 2,675

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concordia University-Portland was 48.6% (1,301 admissions from 2,675 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 25.5%, while admissions grew by 11.5%.

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SAT Scores

59%

Submission Percentage

130

Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Concordia University-Portland in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Concordia University-Portland has a total enrollment of 5,125 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Portland is 3,895 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,230. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Portland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Portland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 4.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Two or More Races, 3.57% Asian, 1.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.741% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Concordia University-Portland in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Two or More Races Female (6.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (15%) and White Male (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concordia University-Portland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,125 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Portland is 3,895 and the part-time enrollment is 1,230. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Portland are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 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-Portland was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Concordia University-Portland had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,729

  2. Black or African American

    792

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    250

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Portland is 53.2% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 4.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Two or More Races, 3.57% Asian, 1.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.741% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 842 students (16.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1520 more women than men received degrees from Concordia University-Portland. The majority of degree recipients at Concordia University-Portland are white (1,170 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (890 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Concordia University-Portland is General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (27 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Concordia University-Portland, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (2,355 degrees awarded), Legal (24 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 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-Portland are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,862,470 people), Secondary school teachers (302,470 people), Education administrators (254,377 people), Social workers, all other (186,649 people), and Special education teachers (115,406 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Portland are Education (2,355 degrees awarded), Legal (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (35 degrees), and Theology (7 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-Portland are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Portland are Education (2,355 degrees awarded), Legal (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (35 degrees), and Theology (7 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-Portland are Elementary & secondary schools (2,736,963 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,024 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (190,253 people), Religious organizations (137,708 people), and Individual & family services (132,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Portland are Education (2,355 degrees awarded), Legal (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (35 degrees), and Theology (7 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-Portland.

Most Common

  1. 34 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Concordia University-Portland was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 588

  2. 2,108

In 2017, 588 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Portland, which is 0.279 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,108).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 263 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Portland in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 0.203 times less than the 1293 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 1293 degrees were awarded to women at Concordia University-Portland in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 4.92 times more than the 263 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Concordia University-Portland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Concordia University-Portland is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 6.12% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,170 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    890 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    311 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concordia University-Portland is white (1,170 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (890 degrees).

33% of degree recipients (890 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    896 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    274 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    236 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Concordia University-Portland is white female (896 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (274 degrees).

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Operations

Concordia University-Portland has an endowment valued at nearly $8.13M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Concordia University-Portland had a total expenditure of $105M. Of that $105M, they spent $33.5M on salaries and $105M on benefits.

Concordia University-Portland employs 25 Professors, 20 Associate professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Concordia University-Portland are Female Professors (13), Male Professors(12), and Male Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Portland are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 87 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.13M

2017 Endowment

3.54%

growth from 2016

Concordia University-Portland has an endowment valued at about $8.13M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Concordia University-Portland grew 3.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.97M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $545k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Concordia University-Portland received $545k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$33.5M

Salary Expenditure

$105M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Concordia University-Portland had a total expenditure of $105M. Of that $105M, they spent $33.5M on salaries and $105M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$33.5M

2017 Salaries

9.55%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Concordia University-Portland paid a median of $33.5M in salaries, which represents 31.8% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 9.55% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 20.7% growth from 2015 and a 35.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.61M

Instructional Salaries

63

Number of Employees

In 2017, Concordia University-Portland paid a total of $4.61M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $718k (30.2%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

87 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concordia University-Portland were Professor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 20 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Portland were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 87 employees; Management with 53 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concordia University-Portland was Female Professor with 13 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

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

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