Concordia University – Seward opened its doors to a class of twelve students. Today, the school enrolls more than 2,100 students and has earned national recognition. In the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, Concordia University – Seward was ranked 54th of Midwestern universities by the U.S. News & World Report. Concordia University – Seward maintains a low student-faculty ratio of 14:1 to ensure individualized attention for every student. Of the full-time faculty teaching at the institution, nearly 80% have the highest degrees possible in their field.
Professionals often have a hard time earning a graduate degree due to the restrictions of residency requirements or restrictive class schedules. Since Concordia University – Seward offers graduate degrees online, students can earn a college degree in a manner that fits their schedule and needs. Master’s degrees are available in education, human services, public health, and more. Concordia University – Seward provides other online graduate programs, such as certificates and endorsements. The programs are designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to advance their careers, and students learn from professors who have professional experience and practical knowledge in the studies.
Concordia University – Seward has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1953. It also holds specialized accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Graduate students are admitted to Concordia University – Seward on the basis of academic history and graduate study potential. This is determined by an evaluation of the content of each candidate’s application packet. Applicants are required to submit a completed application to the admissions office along with the graduate application fee and official copies of transcript from colleges or universities previously attended. They’re also required to include a 500-750 word essay explaining their interest in the program and how their professional background relates to their interest and goals. The university strongly recommends students to apply for financial aid at the time of application as well.