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Get the facts about Concordia University - Wisconsin. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Concordia University - Wisconsin Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Concordia University - Wisconsin was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

CUW landed the #790 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 39 colleges in Wisconsin, CUW is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CUW?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Concordia University - Wisconsin you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

CUW received ACT scores from 100% 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 - Wisconsin  ( 20 to 26 )

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Concordia University - Wisconsin Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CUW, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Concordia University - Wisconsin is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Concordia University - Wisconsin

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Concordia University - Wisconsin enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At CUW this rate is 37%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at CUW

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,709 undergraduates at CUW with 2,616 being full-time and 1,093 being part-time.

CUW Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

CUW scored 56.42 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  56.42 out of 100
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How Much Does Concordia University - Wisconsin Cost?

The overall average net price of CUW is $23,889. 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 CUW

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,859 $19,587 $22,591 $23,656 $26,806

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 CUW, 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 CUW, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,505 a year. That adds up to $30,020 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CUW is 5.0%. 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 CUW Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CUW make about $42,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Concordia University - Wisconsin

Concordia University - Wisconsin is a private not-for-profit institution located in Mequon, Wisconsin. CUW is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Concordia University - Wisconsin

Contact details for CUW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, WI 53097-2402
Phone: 262-243-5700

Concordia University - Wisconsin Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from Concordia University - Wisconsin. Of these students, 702 received undergraduate degrees and 728 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
Business Administration & Management 106 $48,000
Nursing 97 $59,700
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 50 NA
Human Resource Management 40 $47,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40 $32,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 $39,700
Marketing 26 $36,900
Accounting 22 NA
General Biology 21 $28,300
Health & Medical Administrative Services 21 $47,800

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

Online Learning at CUW

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 2017-2018, 2,285 students took at least one online class at Concordia University - Wisconsin. This is a decrease from the 2,611 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,285 1,442
2016-2017 2,611 1,647
2015-2016 2,581 1,956
2014-2015 2,790 2,110
2013-2014 3,364 1,873

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