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Concordia University - Portland

74 Reviews

Locations:   Portland (OR) 

Annual Tuition: N/A

62% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 2/11/2020

Degree: Education

I have a doctorate degree in education from Concordia. I really love Concordia actually! I am sad to hear people with bad experiences. I am also sad to hear that the school is closing after 115 years in existence. It sure does put Toys R Us at ease a bit. The only bad experiences I've had were with Blackboard at times. The system didn’t always submit my assignments on time. I have attended several other brick and mortor and Ivy League schools, and have found Concordia University Portland to be very... Read More

Why? Are you going to make changes!

Reviewed: 8/28/2019

Degree: Education

I am willing to place a wager that eventually someone will shut this online program down for good. I attended USC for my Masters and it was an online class that ran smooth. The professors were on time when responding and provided valuable feedback. This university if you can call it that is nothing more than a sham. I received more messages from my lame faculty advisor telling me that he was unavailable than available. He was inconsistent, arrogant and most of all incompetent. There is no real leadership.... Read More


Reviewed: 8/12/2019

Degree: Education

Please, please do NOT consider CU for online doctoral programs. They will tell you anything to get you enrolled. I have never experienced a more significant waste of time and money as I have with this school. I am all alone in this endeavor and have received ZERO support throughout the program and was left to figure out everything on my own including how to write and defend a dissertation. Written guidelines provided were my only lifeline which I had to analyze and then figure out how to implement... Read More

Excellent Service

Reviewed: 7/27/2019

Degree: Special Education

What a super group of professionals trying to work our programs so we may be able to work and get what is needed for our professional future. I am also pleased we are supported and blocked from individuals like a Sasha Saibi who took advantage of others as professionals to get what he needs as he ran through the system to step on others, gets military aid and is able to get full pay, housing, books, tuition, credits earned for military paid full tuition and four kids, two adults and a mom supporting... Read More


Reviewed: 6/20/2019

Degree: Education

People an Concordia University Portland lied to me. Teachers don't respond to emails. They just don't reply if they don't want to. I got the feeling that they thought they were better than everyone else. I also wondered if some of them were doing things they shouldn't be. They seemed so secretive....

Taken to the cleaners

Reviewed: 6/14/2019


I had a successful first year on-campus and was granted a 3.5 GPA. At the beginning of my second year my cohort had left Concordia University Portland to move to different Universities to restart their MBA and Doctoral Degrees. I believed I could continue my second year as an on-campus student. Officially this was true, but I was dumped into an extremely poorly operated on-line system with no contact with any of the other students or adjunct teachers controlling the Learning Management System's classes.... Read More


Reviewed: 5/25/2019

Degree: Educational Leadership

I found Concordia to be a great program for my needs and support me in pursuing a higher degree. The program was flexible and allowed me to continue working as well as keep up with my busy family. All of the professors were interested in ensuring I learned and was successful. My dissertation chair was awesome! He supported me and pushed me to achieve more. Overall, it was a fabulous experience being a student with this university.

A. Purser

Reviewed: 5/18/2019

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

I enjoyed that each class was only 5 weeks long. Most of the professors were helpful, however, if I got a professor that was not as helpful I knew I only had to deal with them for 5 weeks. The classes are rigorous and they get you thinking. Although it is a Lutheran based college, the Master's program did not involve religion aside from a weekly inspirational quote or scripture on the Learning Management System welcome page. I felt that the courses were easy to navigate and the expectations are clear.... Read More

Nicole Cordova-Lyttle

Reviewed: 5/14/2019

Degree: Educational Leadership

I would highly recommend Concordia University-Portland to any student looking to further their career as a teacher or school administrator. The program was very well run, professors were very knowledgeable and directed us to learn about techniques we could practice in our classroom if we were teaching or what to look forward to as a teacher. There are so many great resources at your fingertips that make this journey so special. And in only a year. Great experience and highly recommend.

Sherry Spencer

Reviewed: 5/13/2019

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

When I was done with my Bachelor degree, I knew I wanted to get a Masters. I looked around for a school that I could do it in a year or so. Concordia was that right fit for me. I was able to do the classes at a quick pace and enjoyed the program and gained a lot from the classes. When I was done, I thought about getting my doctorate also but then decided to wait. I am glad I waited a few years now I am in the EdD program through Concordia, and I love it. There are struggles at times, but I am being... Read More

D Slade

Reviewed: 5/13/2019

Degree: Special Education

The program was great! It was accelerated, took just 12 months as promised. Professors were knowledgeable, helpful and versed in the subject matter. This degree was very instrumental in my recent promotion. I highly recommend this program if you are disciplined, motivated and desire to learn more about teaching.

Heidi Cote

Reviewed: 5/13/2019

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

The online Master's degree is a faced paced course. It challenges students to think outside of the box and use logical processing to grow and develop into excellent educators. Students are supported by their professors and advisors, who do everything they can to help support you. Additionally, they offer spiritual support through their school as well. Overall, I have never been more challenged and proud of something than I was when I finished my Master's degree.


Reviewed: 3/22/2019

Degree: Education

I had been looking into Master's online programs for several years. I chose Concordia University because they were so helpful with enrolling and figuring out how to afford the program. I am half way through my year long program. I am loving the experience. Most of my professors have been knowledgeable, rigorous, and supportive. I have learned so much that has and will make me a better prepared teacher, that will be well educated and informed to better help my students be successful. The whole process... Read More

Do not enroll on the online EdD program - You have been warned

Reviewed: 3/12/2019

Degree: Education Administration

If this program has more than 1 star, the school paid students or people to write nice reviews because I have several classmates (teachers, school administrators, school counselors, etc) who have the same complaints as me about this program. Do not allow online reviews to mislead you to enroll in this program because you will regret it. Everything an enrollment specialist will tell you before enrolling is fake- a facade. They do not help you with promised grants and scholarships, books, etc. This... Read More


Reviewed: 2/22/2019

Degree: Teaching

If you want a school that is incredibly disorganized, doesn't care about student success, and ignores student contact and requests this is a great school for you. However if you want a school that won't rip you off, will assist you, and provides a quality education do not enroll here.


Reviewed: 2/12/2019

Degree: Education

I am a current student trying to graduate by 2020. This is an accelerated online doctorate program. You do not realize that and it does not really "hit" you until you enter your dissertation phase. The program is advertised and designed for people who have full-time jobs, have a family life, etc and are too busy to attend a traditional school classroom. However, once you enter your dissertation phase on the 2-3 year of the program, you are expected to deliver large amounts of research and information... Read More


Reviewed: 12/14/2018

Degree: Educational Leadership

If you want an honest opinion, this school is out to take your money and that is it. A few professors were actually decent, but in terms of how the programs operate and the financial aid and just billing side, good luck. You will have better luck dealing with a monkey than with these people. Like I said, this school is not out to help you achieve anything except take your money. Good luck to you if you decide to go here. This school does not even deserve stars below.

Current Student

Reviewed: 9/15/2018

Degree: Education Administration

There are many issues occurring simultaneously within the schools, the administrators, students, and the program itself. I have found very few courses that have added valued to my professional and academic life, and those were only two courses. I did not feel I was ready to enter a dissertation phase because I did not feel that those 2 years taking courses prepared me for the work required. Some professors had no or little interactions throughout the entire program, no feedback on writing, there... Read More


Reviewed: 8/25/2018

Degree: Higher Education

The CU-P program provides a firm foundation and broad curriculum to shape the student into the leader that is needed in higher education. The professors have a tough job since the program is fully on-line, but if you commit to communicating openly and often, the guidance provided will help you progress through each class. Now midway through the program, I am watching cafeully the process of dissertation and exchange thoughts and ideas with the cohort as each step of the way. The courses may seem... Read More

Rocio R.

Reviewed: 7/17/2018

Degree: ESL

This school enables anxiety and triggers depression. I was initially excited to move from Texas to Oregon to pursue a master's degree and begin a new chapter in my life! The professors (at least the ones in my program were, for the most part, great. My problem derives from the corrupt, administrative side of things. I applied for graduation in summer 2017, and it was approved by two (2) advisors (they fired one advisor and got a new one on my last term), and it was submitted to the registrars office.... Read More


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