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Our Purpose

Concordia University’s Core Values and Mission Statement express our enduring purpose and identity; our very reason for existence as a place of Lutheran Christian higher education. All of the Schools, programs and initiatives of the University are guided by shared fidelity to this central purpose.

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.

Values

Bound by the Biblical and Confessional teachings of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod the members of the Board of Regents, the members of the Concordia University Foundation Board, the President, and employees of the university shall act in a manner consistent with these core values.

Christ-Centered: We have faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ

Truth & Integrity: We speak truth and display integrity in all our relationships.

Excellence: We expect excellence in all our endeavors to support CUW’s mission.

Service: We serve others in caring, helpful, respectful, and knowledgeable ways.

Vision

The faculty, leadership, staff, students, and alumni carry out Concordia’s mission each and every day as we pursue a vibrant path to the future.

Our vision is to be well known nationally and internationally as a premier Lutheran Christian university, widely recognized for meaningful integration of faith and learning. Our alumni will assume significant servant leadership responsibilities in the Church and communities across the nation and around the world.

Concordia’s Vision is vigorously pursued in four critical ways:

We are a Learning Centered higher education community.

Students learn in innovative, Christ-centered environments that are guided by comprehensive assessment. Concordia employees are role models and servant leaders in their respective vocations. Christian faculty are outstanding teachers and mentors, active in scholarship and service, and successfully connect faith to learning. Academic programs are rigorous and diverse, consistent with the needs of the Church and our communities.

We plan for Purposeful Growth.

Students grow as they develop in mind, body, and spirit. Concordia grows as we reach more people with our mission. Our campuses, facilities, human and financial resources, and infrastructure expand to support a robust student experience in a welcoming environment that results in the spiritual, academic, and social formation of all Concordians.

We strive for Global Impact Through Service.

Concordia impacts the Church and world, developing globally-minded citizens who transform lives, influence communities, and value their neighbors near and far, through Christ-like service and leadership.

We champion Access and Opportunity for all learners.

We provide access to the highest-value higher education experience. As a result, Concordia students discover and develop their vocations. Rigorous assessment of our academic offerings, university services, delivery systems, and market and organizational performance result in the continuous improvement of the Concordia experience, which enables our students to pursue and persist in their chosen career paths.

Accreditation and Approval

Concordia University Wisconsin is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Regional accreditation agencies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit degree granting colleges and universities.  See below for a full list of accredited programs that the University offers.

https://www.cuw.edu/Academics/accreditation.html