Concordia University - Portland Reviews - CLOSED

3.12 out of 5 stars
(65 Reviews)
  • Portland (OR)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,158
62% of 65 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 65 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
S. M. - 10/2/2015
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015
"Not a bad program, though my final class had an AWFUL professor. However, for the price that I paid for my degree, they did not even send a frame for my DEGREE! I felt that was really cheap. Every other school I've graduated from gave me my diploma with a holder/frame."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Trice B - 8/26/2015
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015
"I DO NOT recommend this online program to any working adult, especially educators who tend to have unpredictable schedules. Even though the program is advertised as being "flexible", it is not at all. If you do chose to attend Concordia University - Portland online, here are some things you can expect... You should be prepared to give up all of your time in the evenings and on the weekends. Expect to submit the equivalent of three to four fully researched essays per week (in their five week courses), whether as discussion board posts or as additional assignments/projects. I almost feel as if this institution is intentionally requiring lots of "busy work" so that students easily fall behind and end up paying more money in tuition. This has not happened to me, but when I began the program I had about 14 colleagues in my cohort, and now I have 3. Enter at your own risk!"
2.9 out of 5 stars
#NAME? - 8/19/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"Too expensive for the level of pay you will receive"
1.5 out of 5 stars
Jeff Bockert - 4/24/2015
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"I'd find another program. They have been inconsistent about communicating and changed the expectations for a course after I already paid for it. My expectations were higher for a Christian private school. I didn't get the feeling there was anything Christ like about the way they conduct their business."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Latisha - 4/12/2015
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014
"Concordia Portland Oregon, is an excellent university. The admission process was stress free. The required courses were readily made out by the University. I learned so much enrolled in the Master's of Education Program. The work was continuous, but well worth it. I earn my M.Ed. in one year as planned."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brian Heigh - 4/6/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2001
"Concordia is a small Lutheran University with a mission, "Prepare leaders who serve others through careers with global non-profits, educational institutions, and community development organizations. Graduates will gain intercultural competency, international experiences, and a deeper understanding of how to navigate complex partnerships in and between global communities." The University lives this mission. I would highly encourage Concordia University to anyone who wants to go to a small university that cares about your individual development!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nina a Barker - 1/4/2015
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014
"While the program was rigorous, it was also excellent. I learned a plethora of information that I could use at work. The science concentration courses were very, very good courses for the program. This is by far the BEST school I have ever attended. Along with excellent courses that are beneficial for employment in the area of science, are also a GREAT administrative offices. The people are always available to answer any questions. They are very nice and respectful. If they cannot help you, they will transfer you to someone who can help you, AND will not hang up until they know the person that they transferred you to is available to help you. I love this school. It is the BEST educational choice that I have ever made. After graduating from the Master's program, I went ahead and enrolled in the Doctoral program. This school is Excellent, and it represents what college should be."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Disappointed student - 1/1/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Teachers are not held accountable for the quality of their lesson plans or for grading assignments in a timely manner. It's been almost a month since the end of the semester and while I have received my grade for the class there is still not a grade posted for the last two weeks worth of work in the class, including the class final! Very unprofessional and disappointing instructors."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Sable Phillippi - 8/12/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"The nursing professors and instructors are amazing, providing individual attention and encouraging critical thinking. Concordia is a wonderful campus, close to the city and holding a prestigious reputation in the Portland area. Even all of the students are welcoming and helpful. Loved attending Concordia so much, that I decided to stay and be involved as an alum."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Karissa Cooke - 8/7/2014
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014
"Concordia was not originally my first choice for college. However, I have fallen so in love with it that I wonder why it wasn't my dream school from the beginning. It started with the admission and financial aid staff; they were so friendly and welcoming! The majority of my classes were amazing, thanks to the teachers; they made me work hard, gave me harsh criticism, and helped me become a more well-rounded person. A large part of my time was spent with the Office of Service Leadership. Concordia has amazing community service opportunities through this office. The relationships I've made at this school with fellow students, my teachers, and other staff members are the kind of relationships that go past my graduation date. This university has been such a blessing to me, and I honestly am so glad to say I graduated from Concordia."