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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?

386 Undergraduate Awards
$18,139 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Concord University.
  • In 2017-2018, 60% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Best Value Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Concord University?

Location of Concord University

Contact details for Concord University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712
Phone: 888-344-6679

How Do I Get Into Concord University?

You can apply to Concord University online at:

Admission Requirements for Concord University

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Concord University?

90% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 90%, Concord University is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Concord University  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Concord University  ( 460 to 550 )
Concord University received ACT scores from 80% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 22. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Concord University  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Concord University  ( 17 to 22 )
ACT Composite Scores for Concord University  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford Concord University?

$18,139 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
12.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Concord University is $18,139. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,436 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,570 undergraduate students at Concord University, with 1,436 being full-time and 134 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Concord University

There are also 316 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,436 full-time undergraduates at Concord University, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Concord University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Concord University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Concord University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 81
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 1,145
International Students 89
Other Races/Ethnicities 95

Geographic Diversity

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

390 Took All Classes Online
1,340 Took At Least One Class Online
4.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,340 students took at least one online class at the school.

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
General Education 22%
Health Professions 39%
Public Administration & Social Service 14%
Public Health 33%
Social Work 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
Social Work #61
Public Health #73
General Education #87
Curriculum & Instruction #103
Public Administration & Social Service #162
Teacher Education Grade Specific #204
Education #482

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Social Work 40 0 59 99
Liberal Arts General Studies 71 0 0 71
Teacher Education Grade Specific 51 0 10 61
Business Administration & Management 45 0 0 45
General Biology 27 0 0 27
General Education 0 0 27 27
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 18 0 0 18
General Psychology 17 0 0 17
Fine & Studio Arts 15 0 0 15
Sociology 14 0 0 14
General English Literature 12 0 0 12
Public Health 0 0 12 12
History 12 0 0 12
Allied Health Professions 11 0 0 11
Mathematics 8 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 8 0 0 8
Design & Applied Arts 7 0 0 7
Information Science 6 0 0 6
Geography & Cartography 6 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 6 0 0 6
Communication & Media Studies 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 0 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 3 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 386 3 108 497


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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