Concordia University is a member of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. North Central granted initial accreditation of Concordia’s program in 1968. The North Central Association most recently reviewed the expanded academic program in 2001. Accreditation of the four-year program has been in effect since July 1976 and the graduate program since 1999. In addition, Concordia University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Documents are on file in the Office of the Vice President, Academics and may be reviewed by appointment.
Concordia holds membership in: the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America; the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan; the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; the American Council on Education; the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the American Association of Higher Education; the Michigan Association for Colleges of Teacher Education; the National Research Center for College and University Admissions; the National Association of Christian College Admissions Personnel; the Lutheran Admission Counselors of the Missouri Synod; the Association of Lutheran College Faculties; the National Christian College Athletic Association; and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Concordia University is a member of the Concordia University System - a consortium of the ten colleges and universities nationwide of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. When students enroll at one Concordia campus, are also enrolled in the Concordia University System through a process called simultaneous enrollment. This provides qualified students with the opportunity to participate in the visiting student program, which allows up to two semesters of study on another Concordia campus. In addition, students in the Concordia University System may use all of the computer, communication, and video technologies which allow students on one campus to participate in selected courses on other Concordia campuses.