Concord University Overview
Concord University is a public institution located in Athens, West Virginia. Athens is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Concord University Known For?
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Concord University.
- In 2017-2018, 60% of the faculty were full-time.
Concord University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Concord University.
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Where Is Concord University?
Contact details for Concord University are given below.
|Address:||1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712|
How Do I Get Into Concord University?
You can apply to Concord University online at: https://www.concord.edu/Admissions/Apply-Now.aspx
Admission Requirements for Concord University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Concord University?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.
Average Test Scores
About 30% of students accepted to Concord University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 550.
Can I Afford Concord University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Concord University, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $5,909 a year. That adds up to $23,636 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Concord University is 12.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Concord University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 316 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,436 full-time undergraduates at Concord University, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Concord University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||81|
|Hispanic or Latino||18|
West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Concord University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 44 countries are represented at Concord University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Concord University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Concord University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 11th most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Concord University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Concord University was 4.8%. This is the #1,683 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Concord University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Concord University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Public Administration & Social Service||14%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Concord University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Concord University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#103|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#162|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#204|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Concord University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Liberal Arts General Studies||71||0||0||71|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||51||0||10||61|
|Business Administration & Management||45||0||0||45|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||18||0||0||18|
|Fine & Studio Arts||15||0||0||15|
|General English Literature||12||0||0||12|
|Allied Health Professions||11||0||0||11|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||8||0||0||8|
|Design & Applied Arts||7||0||0||7|
|Geography & Cartography||6||0||0||6|
|Political Science & Government||6||0||0||6|
|Communication & Media Studies||5||0||0||5|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||3||0||3|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||2||0||0||2|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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