Who We Are

An Overview of Concordia

Founded in 1881, Concordia College is a small diverse, co-educational liberal arts college located in suburban Westchester County, New York. Concordia aspires to transform the lives of students by weaving together academics, residence life activities, experiential learning opportunities, co-curricular programs and campus spiritual life into a tapestry of life-long learning.

Concordia is the right place for students who participate in their education, want to be involved in lots of activities, seek a broad-based education, want to be part of a Christian community, and want to be near New York City.

Academics

At Concordia, you’ll be immersed in a learning environment that will spark your imagination and give you the skills to build your future. With a student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and an average class size of 17 students, students enjoy individualized interaction with professors in a small, closely-knit, supportive community where they can focus on each student's interest and goals, where educational programs are tailored to each student, and where each student is an individual- not a number.

The curriculum is ideal for interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary learning opportunities and the advantages and opportunities of New York City are woven into your education.

Choose from baccalaureate academic programs such as Biology, Business, Education, English, Health Studies, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Social Sciences, and Social Work.  Master's Degree programs in Special Education and Business Leadership are also available. We also offer Pre-Professional Studies—Pre-Deaconess, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Pre-Seminary, and Pre-Vet, an honors program known as The Fellows, Lutheran Teachers Diploma, and Concordia Connection - our program for high school graduates with a diagnosed learning disability, who have demonstrated the potential to earn a college degree. The College also offers Adult Education Accelerated Degree Programs for adult students who are working and a full-scale English as a Second Language (ESL) program. More than 75% of the professors have the highest degrees in their fields.

In national student surveys, the College's students report high levels of satisfaction with their active and collaborative learning experiences at Concordia, their ample access to faculty, the supportive campus environment, and Concordia's commitment to its students' success.

Extracurriculars

Concordia students are active and involved. Opportunities for participation range from student publications to intramurals, Bible study to student government, music and drama to social concern groups.

Our athletic teams compete in NCAA Division II. Varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis for men and basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women.

Location

Concordia’s lush, beautiful, 33-acre residential campus is set in the tranquil, affluent village of Bronxville. The century-old campus features nearly 30 buildings, including original "College Gothic" structures designed by the architect who designed Ellis Island, a world-class worship/performance hall, a state-of-the-art academic center and library, on-and-off campus residence halls, and NCAA Division II athletic facilities, all set in gracious well-maintained and landscaped grounds.

Bronxville is only one square mile in size and is home to 7,000 residents including diplomats, corporate executives, bankers, lawyers, and a wide range of other professionals. From the Bronxville train station, it is about 30 minutes to Grand Central Station in the heart of New York City.

Accreditation

Concordia College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission of Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

The Social Work Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The College is registered by the New York State Education Department and the International Center for English as a Second Language and is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs.