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Concord University Data & Information Overview

3 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
96% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Concord University Ranked?

#1,840 Best Colleges in Nation
#16 Best Colleges in WV
Teacher Education Grade Specific Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Concord University was awarded 3 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

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Overall Quality

Concord University is ranked #1,840 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Concord University held the #2,077 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 28 colleges in West Virginia, Concord University is ranked at #16.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Concord University?

96% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
49% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 96%, Concord University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to Concord University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 580. Math scores were between 430 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Concord University  ( 460 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Concord University  ( 430 to 550 )
Concord University received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Concord University  ( 18 to 24 )

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Concord University Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
66% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Concord University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Concord University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Concord University

57% Freshmen Retention
24% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Concord University this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at Concord University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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Concord University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,388 Full-Time Undergraduates
13.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,463 undergraduates at Concord University with 1,388 being full-time and 75 being part-time.

How Much Does Concord University Cost?

$8,477 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
$29,856 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Concord University is $8,477. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Concord University

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Concord University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Concord University, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,464 a year. That adds up to $29,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Concord University is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Concord University Graduates Make?

$37,985 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Concord University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,985 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Concord University make the most money.

Location of Concord University

West Virginia State
1,388 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Athens, West Virginia, Concord University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Athens is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Concord University are given below.

Contact Details
Address:1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712

Concord University Majors

24 Majors With Completions
391 Undergraduate Degrees
69 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 24 majors graduated from Concord University. Of these students, 391 received undergraduate degrees and 69 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Design & Applied Arts66$26,210
Liberal Arts General Studies59$26,435
Business Administration & Management54$29,659
Teacher Education Grade Specific32$35,004
General Biology28$21,737
Communication & Media Studies13NA
General Psychology13$22,218
Social Work13NA
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing12$22,217

Learn more about the majors offered at Concord University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Concord University

77% Take At Least One Class Online
27% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 1,354 students took at least one online class at Concord University. This is an increase from the 1,319 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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