Concordia College (New York)

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Concordia College New York
Concordia College NY Seal.jpg
Seal of Concordia College
Type Private four-year, coeducational institution
Religious affiliation
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Academic affiliation
Concordia University System
President Viji George
Provost Sherry Fraser
Academic staff
Students 953[2]
Postgraduates 66[3]
Location Bronxville, New York, USA
Campus Suburb:Large 33 acres (Main campus)
Colors          Gold and Blue
Nickname Clippers
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division II and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
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Concordia College is a four-year coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Bronxville, in Westchester County, New York, United States.

Concordia College is sponsored by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and a member of the Concordia University System. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to offer associate, bachelor, and master degrees.

Feth Main Building

Concordia, founded in 1881 as Concordia Progymnasium, received its original charter from the State Regents in 1936. From 1918 to 1969, it was called Concordia Collegiate Institute; in 1969, the preparatory school was closed and the present name of the College was authorized by a charter change. In 1972, the State Regents authorized the College to grant the baccalaureate degree. In 2011, the State Regents authorized the College to grant the master’s degree[4].

Concordia College's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North) was 31[5].

Programs of study[edit]

Concordia offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees.

The Concordia Experience engages students in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum combined with real-world experiential learning opportunities, encompassing dynamic programs— Biology, Business, Education, English, Health Studies, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Radiologic Technologies, Social Sciences, and Social Work.

Concordia College also offers (on campus and online) the Master of Science in Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Business Leadership, a post-baccalaureate Nursing program, a R.N. to B.S. program, and accelerated degree programs for adults.

Students and faculty[edit]

The students come from 23 states and more than 37 countries worldwide. The student-to-professor ratio is 13 to 1. Total enrollment is 1,037 students.

Student Organizations

Concordia College's clubs and organizations are formed by students with common interests and objectives.

The Student Government: Executive Board, Student Senate, Inter-Greek Council; Committees on Issues and Voting, and Outreach

Publications: The Arcade (yearbook), The Prelude (Fellow’s journal), and The Clippings (electronic newspaper)

Concordia College Student Life Campus

Culture/Fine Arts: Concordia Players, Tour Choir, Festival Choir, Gospel Choir, Chapel Choir, Chamber Ensembles, International, Jazz Ensembles, Music and Talent Club, Multicultural Club, and Praise Dance Team, and Spanish Dance Club Service/Spiritual Clubs: Alpha Sigma Chi, Delta Omega Pi, Theta Zeta Upsilon, Omega Psi Eta, Business Club, Education Club, Social Work Club, Praise Dance Team, Christian Campus Ministries

Social/Recreational: Commuter Council, International Club, Student Activities Committee, Cheerleading, and Intramurals

Academic Clubs: Biology Club, Psychology Club, Pre-Law Club, Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Nursing National Honor Society, and the National Student Nursing Association

Financial aid[edit]

93% of students receive some form of financial aid, whether grants or loans

Campus life[edit]

60% of the students live on campus. Many are involved in student organizations, clubs, athletics, community outreach, and performance ensembles through the Concordia conservatory program.


Concordia College, known athletically as the Clippers, are members of the NCAA Division II and compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.


The campus is set in the village of Bronxville, New York, about 30 minutes from Manhattan, New York City.


Concordia College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association ofColleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, 215-662- 5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

The Social Work program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social WorkEducation (CSWE), 1600 Duke Street, Alexandria VA 22314, 703-683-8080, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

The Teacher Education Program at Concordia College-New York is accredited by the Council for the Accreditationof Education Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at Concordia College-New York. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relic ensure, or other purposes. The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120, 202- 887-6791, fax: (202) 887-8476.

The Business Program is a candidate for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education(IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215, 913- 631-3009.

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


  1. ^ "Concordia College Faculty Profiles". Concordia-NY. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "College Navigation". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "College Navigation". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Concordia College NY". Accreditation. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "US News and World Report". Colleges. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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Coordinates: 40°56′35″N 73°49′17″W / 40.942966°N 73.821312°W / 40.942966; -73.821312