Oregon Concordia University

Lutheran University in Portland, Oregon. Closed in 2020.

Oregon Concordia University is a private, non-profit Lutheran university in Portland, Oregon in the United States. It was established in 1905.

Concordia University
MottoChristi Crux Est Mihi Lux
Motto in English
The Cross of Christ is Light to Me
Religious affiliation
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Endowment$7.2 million (2009)[1]
PresidentJohnnie R. Driessner (interim)
Students1,300 undergraduate
500 graduate
5,200 online & off-site (2014)[2]
Location, ,
45°34.097′N 122°38.218′W / 45.568283°N 122.636967°W / 45.568283; -122.636967Coordinates: 45°34.097′N 122°38.218′W / 45.568283°N 122.636967°W / 45.568283; -122.636967
CampusUrban, 13 acres (5.3 ha)
ColorsNavy and White[3]
AthleticsNCAA Division ll
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The university has announced it will close after the 2020 spring semester. It is the third private college to close in the Portland-area since 2018.[4]


  1. Bucks, Olivia (April 23, 2009). "Northeast Portland's Concordia expands for future". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  2. "Concordia University in a Nutshell - 2014 – 2015 Quick Facts" (PDF). cu-portland.edu. Concordia University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-18. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  3. Concordia University Identity Standards (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  4. "Portland's Concordia University will close at end of spring semester". 10 February 2020.