Concordia University, St. Paul

Luther LTC Theatre
Students at Homecoming
In the classroom
The chapel
Concordia University Choir
Volleyball game
Meyer Hall in winter
Production of Pippin
Chapel Choir
Art studio

Concordia University
Office of Admissions
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

phone: 651.641.8230
toll-free: 800.333.4705
fax: 651.603.6320
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Majors and Degrees Offered



Located at the gateway to the College District of St. Paul, Concordia University is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university where Christ is honored and all are welcome.

Concordia delivers an educational experience that is responsive to the needs of our students, relevant to the demands of the job market, and provides real preparation for thoughtful living and dedicated service, so that our students can achieve personal and career success. Backgrounds, cultural heritage and ages of students may vary widely, yet all have found a welcoming, accepting place to grow academically, spiritually and interpersonally.

At Concordia University, you are part of a close-knit, caring community that encourages you to explore your interests and abilities and to achieve your goals. Our students learn together in a supportive and collaborative setting. Students learn to care about one another and often form friendships that last a lifetime.

Concordia University at a Glance


  • Undergraduate: 2,271
  • Graduate: 1,461


  • Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
  • Average class size: 13
  • Number undergraduate majors: 47

Student Distribution

  • Domestic students: 76% White, 11% Black, 6% Asian, 3% Hispanic, <1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 3% Multiracial.
  • 2% international students

First-Year Student Profile

  • Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 19 and 24. 82% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
  • High school GPA: 3.02
  • Percentage from Minnesota: 76%
  • Percentage who live on campus: 62%


  • 2014-15 undergraduate tuition and fees: $22,250
  • Room and board: $8,000
  • Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial-aid: 99%
  • Adult Undergraduate tuition and fees: Varies by program; ranges from $350-$420 per credit

  • Graduate tuition and fees: Varies by program; ranges from $368-625 per credit

Religious Affiliation

  • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod


Degrees offered

Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Educational Specialist

View all Majors and Degrees

Or view the complete list of majors and minors on Concordia's website.

5 largest majors

Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Health Sciences, Church Professions


84 full-time faculty members, 275 part-time (most part-time faculty are in the non-traditional programs), 85% of tenured and tenure-track faculty members hold the highest degree in their field

Student/faculty ratio


Average class size


Accreditation & Approval

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Minnesota Board of Teaching, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Council for Higher Education Administration

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Deaconess Studies, Pre-Engineering Studies, Pre-Law Studies, Pre-Medical Specialty Studies, Pre-Pastoral Specialty Studies

Teaching Licensure Programs

Chemistry Education Teaching Major (Grades 9-12), Communication Arts and Literature Education Teaching Major (Grades 5-12), Early Childhood Education Teaching Major (Birth-Grade 3), Elementary Education Teaching Major (Grades K-6), English as a Second Language Education Teaching Major (Grades K-12), Health Education Teaching Major (Grades 5-12), Kindergarten Endorsement Life Science Education Teaching Major (Grades 9-12), Life Science Education Teaching Major (Grades 9-12), Lutheran Classroom Teacher (certification) – see Confessional Lutheranism Minor, Mathematics Education Teaching Major (Grades 9-12), Middle School Specialties (Grades 5-8) – Communication Arts and Literature, Mathematics, or Social Studies, Music Education Teaching Major – Instrumental and/or Vocal (Grades K-12), Parent and Family Education Teaching Major, Physical Education (K-12) Teaching Major and Health Teaching Major (Grades 5-12); combined Major, Post-Baccalaureate Licensure, Pre-Primary Education Endorsement (Age 3-Pre-Kindergarten), Secondary Education – see specific subject matter, Social Studies Education Teaching Major (Grades 5-12), Special Education Teaching Major (Grades K-12) – at graduate level (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Behavior Disorders), Visual Art Education Teaching Major (Grades K-12)

Non-Traditional Education Programs

Undergraduate degree-completion and graduate programs for adult learners are available in online, in-class or blended formats.

BA: Accounting, Business, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Family Life Education, Food Industry Management, Health Care Administration, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Information & Technology Management, Marketing, Organizational Management & Leadership, BS: Pulmonary Science, Radiologic Science Leadership

MA: Criminal Justice Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction w/K-12 Reading Endorsement, Differentiated Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), Educational Technology, Family Life Education, Forensic Mental Health,  Human Resource Management, Human Service – Health Care & Gerontology, Leadership and Management, Special Education, Sport Management, Strategic Communication Management

MBA and MBA-Health Care Management

Certification Programs

Students can receive certification in the following: Director of Christian Education, Director of Christian Outreach, Lutheran Classroom Teacher, Director of Parish Music

Honors Program

Study Abroad Programs

Concordia University, St. Paul provides students with a variety of opportunities for international study and service. Students can participate in both short-term and semester-long study abroad options to more than 20 countries. The University also offers several faculty-led academic study trips each semester as well as domestic and international service-learning trips.

Internships/ career services

Up to 18 credits for field experience may be applied toward graduation. Some programs of study require off-campus internships; others are arranged through Concordia's affiliation with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), which offers off-campus experiential learning programs throughout the United States and abroad.

Concordia's Career Services office connects learning to life by providing students with expert guidance, clarifying goals, values, interests, and skills, teaching students job search strategies, and empowering students to make educated and thoughtful choices about their future.

Admission & cost


Online application:

Admissions tests required: ACT or SAT

Application deadlines: August 1 for Fall semester; December 1 for Spring semester

Application fee (amount): $30 (waived if you visit)

Advanced placement credit

Concordia grants credit to students on acceptable performance in the CEEB College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Program and International Baccalaureate Program. More information.

Transfer criteria (credits, GPA):

A minimum CGPA of 2.0 or higher is required.

Transfer process (deadlines and materials)

Students submit a recommendation form from the Dean of Students. If a student has not completed 20 semester credits, then a high school transcript and ACT scores are required.


2014-15 undergraduate tuition and fees: $22,250

Room and board: $8,000

Adult Undergraduate tuition and fees: Varies by program; ranges from $350-$420 per credit.

Graduate tuition and fees: Varies by program; ranges from $368-625 per credit.

Percentage of first-time undergraduate students receiving financial aid: 99%

Financial aid information

More information
Freshmen or Transfer Net Price Calculator

Student involvement

Student organizations

More than 50 campus club and organizations in a variety of areas, including campus life, student associations and governance, spiritual life, academics, athletics and fitness, service and fine arts.

Athletic programs

Conference membership

NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC)

Men's varsity

Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, football, track and field

Women's varsity

Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball


Men's and women's basketball, co-ed flag football, co-ed volleyball, co-ed three-on-three soccer

Fine Arts Offerings

MUSIC: Vocal — Christus Chorus, Jubilate choir, VOX 9 vocal jazz ensemble, Shades of Harmony Gospel Choir, Opera Workshop. Instrumental — Concordia Concert Band, Chapel Band, Jazz Ensemble, Handbell Ensemble, CSP Ringers (beginning handbell ensemble), Chamber String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble. Student Directed — vocal ensembles, Drumline, CSP Pep Band, 908 Praise Band
THEATRE & DANCE:  theatre productions, student-led productions, STAGE student club, performance workshops, hip hop, Halloween Hauntitorium, Twin Cities Unified Theatre Auditions (TCUTA’S), Forgiveness 360 partnership with Spirit in the House Theatre, Spring dance concert
ART: ceramics, photography, drawing/painting, sculpture, graphic design, botanical illustration, student gallery exhibitions, art study trips, printmaking, community art
LITERARY ARTS: student newspaper, poetry publication, literary awards program, Heginbotham Literary Lecture Series, Poehler Lecture Series on Faith & Learning

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