Our Mission

Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.


“Concordia University is an uncommon community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff who are gifted by grace and ever-preparing to live out our purpose to serve Christ in the Church and world. We intentionally cultivate experiences, discussions, and opportunities that will help our students grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, deepen their understanding of the issues impacting their communities, and engage in solving some of the world’s biggest problems.” Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PH.D., President

Our History

Serving since 1881

For 137 years, Concordia has educated students for lives of Christian leadership and service, uniquely developing people to step out into the world ready to make an uncommon impact. While our mission has expanded over the years, our commitment to this core purpose remains.

Concordia College

Recitation Building, Science Lab

Soda Shop

Baseball, 1914

Heidelberg Residence Hall, 1984

By the Numbers

We are a learning community at the junction of knowledge and Christian faith, where students develop their God-given potential and prepare to lead uncommon lives of higher professional purpose for the betterment of self and community. All of the schools, programs, and initiatives of the university are guided by shared fidelity to this central promise.

40% of trad. students identify as Lutheran
70+ majors / programs
12:1 student to faculty ratio
8004 yearly enrollment
6 academic schools
90% job placement rates
751 international students
#1 safest campus in Wisconsin
200 acre campus on Lake Michigan
#1 largest MBA program in Wisconsin
30 varsity level athletics
16 trad. median class size


Concordia's Office of Strategic Communications operates the university’s news blog, manages the official social media accounts, and produces the biannual magazine, The Concordian. For more information please contact Lisa Liljegren, assistant vice president, at

Campus Location

CUW is famous for our beautiful campus on 200 acres of lakefront property on the shores of Lake Michigan. We are located in Mequon, Wisconsin, which is about 20 minutes North of Milwaukee.