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Concordia University, Irvine Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Concordia University, Irvine Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Concordia University, Irvine was awarded 189 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is instructional media design.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Concordia University, Irvine is ranked #368 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Concordia University, Irvine held the #771 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Concordia University, Irvine also holds the #58 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Concordia University, Irvine?

Acceptance Rate

Concordia University, Irvine has an acceptance rate of 78%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 72% of students accepted to Concordia University, Irvine submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Concordia University, Irvine  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Concordia University, Irvine  ( 510 to 600 )
Concordia University, Irvine received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Concordia University, Irvine  ( 20 to 26 )

Learn more about Concordia University, Irvine admissions.

Concordia University, Irvine Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Concordia University, Irvine, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Concordia University, Irvine is 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  93 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Concordia University, Irvine

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Concordia University, Irvine is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Concordia University, Irvine the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 58%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

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Concordia University, Irvine Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,704 undergraduates at Concordia University, Irvine with 1,538 being full-time and 166 being part-time.

How Much Does Concordia University, Irvine Cost?

The overall average net price of Concordia University, Irvine is $26,143. 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 Concordia University, Irvine

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,837 $24,065 $23,331 $27,242 $30,859

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 Concordia University, Irvine, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Concordia University, Irvine, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,977 a year. That adds up to $27,908 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Concordia University, Irvine is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Concordia University, Irvine Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Concordia University, Irvine with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,400 in their early years. This is good news for future Concordia University, Irvine graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Concordia University, Irvine make the most money.

Location of Concordia University, Irvine

Concordia University, Irvine is a private not-for-profit institution located in Irvine, California. The location of Concordia University, Irvine is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Concordia University, Irvine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612-3203
Phone: 949-854-8002

Concordia University, Irvine Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 33 majors graduated from Concordia University, Irvine. Of these students, 600 received undergraduate degrees and 1,163 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 Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 105 $87,733
Business Administration & Management 87 $39,009
Health & Physical Education 49 $32,569
Liberal Arts General Studies 42 $31,763
Communication & Media Studies 31 $32,284
General Biology 22 $28,960
History 20 NA
Behavioral Science 16 $29,685
General English Literature 13 $25,194
Music 12 NA

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

Online Learning at Concordia University, Irvine

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 4,070 students took at least one online class at Concordia University, Irvine. This is an increase from the 2,478 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 4,070 3,818
2018-2019 2,478 1,956
2017-2018 2,563 1,956
2016-2017 2,619 1,929
2015-2016 2,298 1,362

Learn more about online learning at Concordia University, Irvine.

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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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