Concordia University - Portland is committed to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for living.
Founded by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, we opened our doors for the first time in Portland, Oregon, in 1905. Our mission is to provide a challenging, supportive, and faith-based learning environment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our commitment to justice, compassion, and moral integrity. We are open to students of any faith, and we welcome diversity.
As part of the Concordia University System, our mission extends to helping working professionals who want to improve their communities and the world through learning, service, and leadership. As a member of this network of 10 private universities, Concordia University - Portland offers a liberal arts education, pre-professional programs, professional church work programs, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and business.
We are also a member of the Concordia Online Education initiative, which brings together a powerful selection of online graduate degree programs from Concordia University - Portland; Concordia University, Nebraska; and Concordia College-New York.
As an online educator, Concordia Portland allows students to earn their degree from home, based around their own schedules. While our online degree programs have expanded across the United States and even to other countries, the majority of Concordia’s 1,500 on-campus students come primarily from the Pacific Northwest.
Students, staff, and faculty — the Concordia Community — are valued as the most important components of this campus. The campus is always striving to encourage and support students in every way possible so that they may become leaders able to serve and fulfill the needs of the community.