Concordia University Saint Paul

Concordia University Saint Paul

Concordia University, Saint Paul was established in 1893, and is a university of liberal arts located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The university is owned by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The campus of the university is spread across an area of five acres. The university offers bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of study. The university also offers programs in continuing education. The student body includes national as well as international students from over 35 states in U.S and several countries worldwide. The university is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Organizational Leadership
  • College of Education
  • College of Vocation and Ministry

Concordia University, Saint Paul participates in several sports including basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, and track and field. Their athletic teams are nicknamed as the Golden Bears. They compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.

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Contacting Concordia

Concordia University-Saint Paul
275 Syndicate Street North
Saint Paul , MN 55104-5494
General Phone: (651) 641-8278

Concordia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management272business management, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing
Education and Teaching107special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, ...
Family and Social Work64family studies, child development, youth services
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering27computer services management
Religion and Philosophy24missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19health and physical education, exercise science
Liberal Arts18English, general studies, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling15psychology
Media11mass communication
Fine Arts8fine arts
Science7biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Art Studies0art studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree45842
Postbaccalaureate certificate2218
Master's degree1329
Associate's degree21

Concordia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concordia had a total enrollment of 2,260 students (2,136 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 97%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 15%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 14%
30-34 11%
35-39 11%
40-49 13%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Dakota1%

Concordia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %

Concordia Room and Board (2007)

Concordia offers campus housing for 500 of its 2,136 (full-time) students.

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

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

Concordia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500620
SAT Math460590
SAT Writing500590
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1825

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT4%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Concordia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,900
Room and board $ 6,900
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Concordia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 234700)

Concordia Faculty

Concordia has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$66,2115$64,953
Associate professorcalendar year5$56,8225$56,822
Assistant professorcalendar year4$57,2878$48,351
Instructorcalendar year3$49,1857$49,513
No academic rankcalendar year9$48,06818$45,411
All faculty totalcalendar year35$57,72543$50,225

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

Concordia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Basketball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Baseball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Track Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports35255

Concordia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Youth Services/Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Concordia Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Concordia % of degrees in family and social work
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(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Concordia Number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Concordia % students on athletic fin. aid
% students 40 years or older
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Top 18%Concordia % students 40 years or older
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 19%Concordia % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Concordia % of degrees in computer science and engineering

checked Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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