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Concord University is located in Athens, United States. It was founded in the year 1872 by the veterans of the Union and the Confederacy. Students are offered degrees in a wide variety of subjects including accounting, business administration, communication arts, elementary education, and mathematics. The university's academic divisions are:
  • Business
  • Education and Human Performance
  • Fine Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Languages and Literature
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
The men's sports teams participate in football, basketball, track and field, soccer, cross country, golf, and tennis. The women's sports teams are involved in basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, track and field, tennis, golf, cross country, and cheerleading.

Profile of Concord UniversityConcord is found in Athens, WV. Athens is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Concord.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in hospitality, photography and commercial art, education and teaching, and liberal arts.

Concord Selectivity

Admission to Concord is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 300. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 283 and 577.

Faculty
Concord has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 735 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life
A lot of students at Concord attend part-time. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Concord values student athletics, and belongs to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Concord University is to provide quality, liberal arts based education, to foster scholarly activities, and to serve the regional community. Concord University provides rigorous programs, primarily at the baccalaureate level, which prepare students to pursue various graduate study and career options and to assume leadership and professional roles in a multicultural society. In keeping with its tradition of service to the region, the University will offer a limited number of carefully selected graduate degrees. While we incorporate a variety of educational methodologies/technologies, our size and the caring dedication of our faculty, staff and administration are the principal assurances of a quality educational opportunity at Concord University. As a learning community, Concord University is committed to furthering knowledge through professional development activities and programs, through research, and through the application, publication and appreciation of scholarly efforts. The primary purpose of Concords mission is academic; however, the service the University provides to its state and region goes beyond the classroom. Concord University contributes to the quality of cultural and economic life in southern West Virginia through collaboration with both public and private organizations and agencies and through extension of its support and assistance into the region it serves. Ultimately, Concord University measures its success by the fulfillment alumni find in their careers and throughout their lives. "Concord Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching131secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, education, special ed
Liberal Arts108general studies, English, sociology, geography, political science, history, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management69business management
Science31biology, chemistry, geology
Hospitality18travel services
Photography and Commercial Art18commercial art, drawing
Therapy and Counselling17psychology
Family and Social Work12social work
Media8journalism
Computer Science and Engineering5information science
Mathematics4mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2athletic trainer
office and Administration0office management
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Contact: ConcordConcord University

100 Vermillion Street

Athens, WV 24712

General Phone: (888) 384-5249

http://www.concord.edu

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