Why College? According to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Labor*, the higher your education level, the bigger your paycheck. In 2012, the difference in earning potential between someone with a high school education and someone with a four-year college education was huge – with the college grad earning an average of $414 more per week, as much as $21,528 more per year, and as much as $645,840 more over 30 years.
Why Concordia? A cornerstone of our northeast Portland neighborhood since 1905, Concordia is a private, liberal arts university that welcomes students of every faith, culture, and background. We are a Christian university united by a common goal: Preparing leaders for the transformation of society. A big part of that is our commitment to helping others – including giving back to those in our area. Last year alone, our students, staff, and faculty logged more than 250,000 service hours.
How Can We Help You? Concordia is committed to helping make college affordable. We offer a wide range of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities designed to help you take the first step. For more information, visit www.cu-portland.edu or call (503) 280-8501.
* United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Earnings and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment