Concordia Senior College

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Concordia Senior College
Active1957 (1957)–1977 (1977)
Religious affiliation
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Location, ,
United States

41°8′21.6″N 85°6′32.8″W / 41.139333°N 85.109111°W / 41.139333; -85.109111Coordinates: 41°8′21.6″N 85°6′32.8″W / 41.139333°N 85.109111°W / 41.139333; -85.109111
CampusSuburban

Concordia Senior College was a liberal arts college located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and affiliated with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS). It was founded in 1957 and closed in 1977.

The senior college was a new type of institution for the LCMS. It provided future pastors with training before they attended a seminary, during their third and fourth undergraduate years of college. Concordia Senior College was by-and-large an all-men's institution with no female faculty, although there were a small number of female students who were housed in a separate dormitory.

In 1977, the function of Concordia Senior College was transferred to other LCMS colleges, the Concordia University System. Today those colleges are responsible for much of the undergraduate training of future LCMS pastors. The campus became the home of the Concordia Theological Seminary as that institution relocated from Springfield, Illinois.


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