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Why Choose Austin for College

April 17, 2024
A Concordia Texas student in Austin

Choosing the right college is an important decision for not only your academic journey but also the experience you’ll have in college. Wherever you are on exploring your higher education journey, Austin, Texas, serves as a place where students can grow in their knowledge while being surrounded by scenic views from destinations like Lake Travis, The Oasis, or Zilker Park.

If you are looking for an undergraduate college program in a degree like Environmental Science, Computer Science, Marketing, or Nursing, Austin is a great place to take your next step.

Thriving Attractions in Austin

According to WalletHub, Austin ranks as the best city in the United States to attend college. From great food, live music, and outdoor recreation, Austin offers a wide range of opportunities for connection and networking with people in industries like marketing, music, and computer science. There are sites like the Zilker Botanical Garden, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin Children’s Museum, Bob Bullock Museum, and more.

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Job Opportunities in Austin

Whether you’re looking to grow your career in HR, Finance, Software Engineering, or Marketing, Austin offers vast career opportunities for college graduates. Home to companies like Samsung, Dell, Apple, and Tesla, Austin is a great place for furthering your education and finding the perfect job after graduation. There is currently demand for people across a massive number of industries like marketers, software engineers, healthcare professionals, recruiters, and more. In addition, many career opportunities offer tremendous monetary potential.

A pair of Concordia Texas students enjoying some local ice cream

Beginning Your Fearless Exploration Journey

Located just 16 miles from Downtown Austin, students can experience everything the city of Austin has to offer while also being on a 250-acre Nature Preserve campus. Concordia Texas is committed to developing the mind, heart, body, and soul of students on our campus through academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. As part of our commitment to developing student’s academic journey, all students participate in a capstone course during their final year that offers the chance to work with businesses around Austin in real-world scenarios to enhance our student's career readiness. We’re also proud to say that 93% of our graduates are employed within two years of graduation.

In addition to supporting our students in the classroom, we also believe in providing personalized support to students through services like Mental Health Counseling, a writing center, a math center, peer tutoring, dedicated career services advisors, and a campus ministry team to walk alongside our students.

Success of Graduates in the Workforce

Graduates of Concordia Texas use their skills in industries such as Nursing, Marketing, Human Resources, Software Engineering, and much more. Our graduates succeed in the workforce because of our interdisciplinary approach that combines strong academic knowledge as well as the effective communication and problem-solving skills that employers are looking for.

Begin Your Fearless Exploration Journey

We’ll prepare you for an exciting journey in the career field of your choice in the classroom and equip you with practical skills to succeed in the workforce. Make your mark in the thriving city of Austin with our flexible, personal, and interdisciplinary degree options.

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