Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor is working toward acceptance of all relevant incoming credits from displaced Concordia University, Portland students and is working to do so at a rate that's equal to or lower than what students paid at Portland.
In the wake of yesterday’s surprise announcement that the Oregon-based university will cease operations at the close of the spring 2020 semester, Concordia is working with representatives of The Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body of the university, to facilitate the transfer of Concordia University Portland students as seamlessly as possible.
Concordia University Ann Arbor is made up of two residential campuses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Mequon, Wisconsin, as well as center locations throughout Wisconsin and online offerings that reach learners worldwide. It is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities affiliated with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Nine campuses, eight institutions make up the Concordia University System (with Portland’s closure it will be seven). Outside of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor, each of the campuses operate as separate institutions with their own unique Board of Directors.
With 8,777 students spread out among Wisconsin, Ann Arbor, and online programs, Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor’s total enrollment count is the largest of any of the other schools in the Concordia University System. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate offerings and more than 30 graduate programs (including five doctoral degrees).
“Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor continues to be richly blessed in the midst of the challenges facing higher education today,” said University President Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD. “The loss of the Portland campus emphasizes the importance of proactively looking ahead to anticipate the changes that need to be made in order to not only survive, but to thrive as a healthy institution. This work has already begun and will continue into the future. Our mission is of unquestionable significance as each facet of our university prepares students to lead uncommon lives of Christian witness and service in countless professions.”
Concordia University Wisconsin offers multiple compatible programs for Portland students, and thanks to the Uncommon Scholarship program, transfer students could qualify for additional financial support.
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