Concordia College Alabama Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

The historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama
The historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Clément Bardot / Wikimedia Commons

Important Note: Concordia College in Selma closed its doors in 2018. The closing was featured in a New York Times article on historical Black colleges that were forced to close because of financial struggles.

Concordia College Admissions Overview

Despite its acceptance rate of 24%, Concordia College in Alabama is not a fairly selective school, due mostly to its small size. Students with average grades have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, students will need to send in a completed application form (which can be found online) and high school transcripts. Scores from either the SAT or ACT are optional. A campus visit is not required, but is strongly encouraged for interested students. For more information, be sure to check out the school's website, and feel free to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • Concordia College Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Concordia College Alabama Description

Concordia College Alabama is a small, private, four-year college located in Selma, Alabama. Selma, with a population of around 20,000, is located about an hour west of Montgomery. Concordia is a historically Black college affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. The school has a student body of about 700, with a student/ faculty ratio of 22 to 1. Concordia offers a host of degrees across its academic divisions of General Education, Teacher Education and Psychology, and Business and Computers. High-achieving students should look into the Honors Program. Outside of the classroom, students participate in a range of student groups such as the Drama Club, the College Choir, and the Millionaires Business Club, as well as Greek organizations. There are also plenty of religious- and worship-based activities and events for students to join. Sports offered at Concordia include baseball, track and field, and men’s and women’s basketball. Concordia College Alabama is especially proud of its marching band, the Concordia College Magnificent Marching Hornets.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 340 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,320
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,700
  • Other Expenses: $10,000
  • Total Cost: $27,620

Concordia College Alabama Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 92%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,514
    • Loans: $3,258

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 48%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 1%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 3%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Concordia College Mission Statement

complete mission statement can be found at

"Concordia College Alabama prepares students through a Christ-centered education for lives of responsible service in the Church, the community and the world."

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