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Established by the Lutheran church in 1921, Concordia University College of Alberta has grown to become a university focusing primarily on undergraduate education. Concordia offers 27 baccalaureate degree programs in arts, education, environmental health, management and science, as well as master’s degrees in information systems security management, information systems assurance management and biblical and Christian studies.
Concordia’s faculty excel in teaching, as well as research. Its 1,500 students enjoy smaller classes and greater access to their professors. Class sizes encourage participation and dialogue with peers and professors which ultimately leads to a more engaging and relevant education. Designed in the liberal arts tradition, Concordia’s programs focus on developing students’ critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and communication skills.
Concordia’s student life is rich and fulfilling. Staff and faculty are dedicated to developing students intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually. Through the Concordia community, students can become involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities including student clubs and associations, music, drama and athletics.
Concordia is founded upon a Lutheran understanding of the Christian faith. It offers church work programs in that tradition. Concordia’s students and faculty, however, exemplify very diverse ethnic and faith traditions. This diversity greatly enriches students’ learning experience.
At the heart of Concordia’s mission is dialogue and well-informed debate on life’s most important questions among people with diverse points of view.
Concordia’s Highlands Campus, overlooking the beautiful river valley, offers the advantage of a close-knit university community set in the heart of Edmonton — Alberta’s capital city. Edmonton offers a high quality of life amid an abundance of arts, professional sports and entertainment events, as well as parks that form an extensive network for hiking, biking, jogging and cross-country skiing.
Concordia’s strategic research plan focuses on four themes that reflect the institution’s commitment to students and their roles in society: pedagogy and the scholarship of learning and teaching, ethics and social responsibility, natural and physical sciences, and Biblical and Christian studies.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $6,880
Graduate tuition fees: $9,600
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $11,020
Graduate tuition fees: $13,740
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 1,260
Full-time (graduates): 30
Part-time (undergraduates): 90
Part-time (graduates): 40
* Source: Concordia University College of Alberta