Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, CSL, is located in Clayton, Missouri and was originally established in Perry County in 1839 by a group of German emigrants. It moved to St. Louis in 1849; its present 72 acre campus was built in 1926. Concordia Seminary is the second oldest Lutheran seminary and one of the largest of its kind in the United States.

Concordia Seminary is an orthodox institute which imparts education in a historical-grammatical interpretation of the Bible. The seminary offers a Master of Divinity degree leading to ordination, as well as other master's programs in arts and sacred theology, and doctorate programs in ministry and philosophy. CSL offers students a well rounded life through an extensive athletics program for intercollegiate sports like basketball, tennis, golf and cycling, and several student organizations including the student government and musical groups.

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Contacting Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
Saint Louis , MO 63105-3196
General Phone: (314) 505-7000

Concordia Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy190theology, ministry

Number of programs and degrees for Concordia Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate121
Master's degree1662
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship121

Concordia Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concordia Seminary had a total enrollment of 660 students (514 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 86%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 19%
25-29 29%
30-34 9%
35-39 11%
40-49 20%
50-64 10%
65+ 1%

Concordia Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Concordia Seminary offers campus housing for 271 of its 514 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Louis, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Concordia Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Concordia Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 245700)

Concordia Seminary Faculty

Concordia Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track100

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year15$86,6600*
Associate professorcalendar year20$71,5410*
Assistant professorcalendar year8$59,4880*
All faculty totalcalendar year43$74,5730*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Concordia Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Theology/Theological Studies

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What Sets Concordia Seminary Apart:

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