Concord University

Athens, WV
1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712
888-344-6679

Concord University is a small, private, coeducational university located in Athens, West Virginia, United States. The school was founded on February 12, 1872, as the Concord College. It is the oldest institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and is the only four-year, private, non-profit university in the state. The school's name was changed to Concord University on July 2, 2004. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Concord University offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. The school has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. The university's athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division II Mountain East Conference.

Concord University was founded in 1872 as Concord College, a private, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Athens, West Virginia. The school was established by veterans of the American Civil War who sought to provide educational opportunities for the people of the Appalachian region. The school's first class consisted of just over 100 students.

In the early years of the school, the curriculum was focused on the classics and the liberal arts. The school also placed a strong emphasis on practical education, with courses in agriculture, business, and education. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the school began to expand its curriculum, adding programs in the sciences, engineering, and nursing.

The school's name was changed to Concord University in 2004. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Concord University offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. The school has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. The university's athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division II Mountain East Conference.

Quick Facts

Type: Public, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.concord.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.concord.edu/financial-aid

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $21,733

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $31,385

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Concord University is $84658.05. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Concord University. For graduates of Concord University, we saw an average early-career income of $46800.00 and mid-career income of $83800.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.