Founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University, Nebraska is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning. The main campus is located in Seward, Neb. (population 7,000), about 25 miles west of Lincoln, the state capitol. The graduate school and degree completion program are based in Lincoln. 


Concordia University, Nebraska is an excellent academic and Christ-centered community equipping men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world.


By 2020, Concordia University, Nebraska will be a thriving Lutheran university that engages students in dynamic, life-shaping learning experiences and relationships as they discover, pursue and realize their vocational callings.

Students' success is our priority.

  • 100% of our students receive financial assistance
  • 13:1 Student to faculty ratio
  • 98% graduation placement
  • 81% of faculty have the highest degree in their fields
  • 2,600+ students call Concordia home

Faith is Central

We use our Lutheran tradition to help students strengthen their own Christian identity and gain the practical experience they need to successfully learn, serve and lead in the church and world.

2014-15 Academic Theme Artwork

2015-16 Academic Theme Verse

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 10:10b ESV
#44 Best Regional University Midwest 2016 U.S. News & World Report

Concordia is a supportive, vibrant community.

  • More than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 states and several foreign countries call Concordia home.
  • Seward has the #1 lowest crime rate of 31 Nebraska cities with 5,000+ people.
  • Students experience safe, small-town life and relationships in Seward with big-town opportunities in Lincoln less than half an hour away.
  • Pursue your interests with more than 50 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs offered on-campus and online.
Cappies Award

2015 Cappies Awards

#9 Best College Dorms & #19 Safest Colleges