Concordia Opens New Satellite Campus in Downtown Austin

Posted by Crystal Olenbush on Monday, August 4th, 2008 at 2:14pm.

The Austin area already offers a wide variety of opportunities for pursuing higher educational goals.  With the help of Concordia University’s new satellite campus, however, Austin residents can enjoy one more option for launching a new career or honing their professional skills.

The new Concordia University satellite campus is located at 7701 N. Lamar Boulevard and has already started its first round of classes.  In fact, just this week, around 350 students started taking their classes at the campus.

The new 20,400 square foot downtown campus is mostly used to house its College of Adult Education, which offers programs that are meant to help adults earn a degree while still holding onto their full time jobs.  The campus also offers a Master’s of Education program.

Concordia University is a privately owned school system with campuses around the country.  All of the campuses focus on liberal arts studies, though the exact programs offered in each university does vary.

According to a report in Austin Business Journal, the school is hoping to use the satellite campus to maintain a presence in the downtown Austin area after its main campus is moved to the northwest Austin area this summer.  This new campus will encompass 195,000 square feet of space and will be open for classes this September.  Keeping a campus in the downtown area is particularly important for working students, however, as it offers them a convenient location to continue their studies.

“This is very important to students in the College of Adult Education and the Accelerated Degree Program, many of whom are working adults who attend classes in the evening and need a location convenient to their place of employment,” says the dean of the adult education program, Cathy Brigham.

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