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The History of Concordia College

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The History of Concordia College

Concordia College is a historically black, four-year college located in Selma, Alabama. The root of Concordia began with a woman named Rosa Young. Rosa Young wanted to provide good Christian education to the rural African–Americans of central Alabama. She started a school in Wilcox County that began with seven students and ended with 215 in three terms. In 1914, the boll weevil messed up the cotton industry and economy, so parents were unable to send their children to her school. She needed financial help, so she wrote Booker T. Washington. He told her to write to the Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America. Concordia College was established as the Alabama Lutheran Academy and Junior College in November, 1992. It was found by the Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America. On July 1, 1981, the institute's name changed to Concordia College. Concordia College is a private, not-for-profit college. The total enrollment of the school is about 600 students served by five academic divisions with more than 45 majors. The most popular academic programs are in the fields of early childhood and elementary education. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities.

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