Concordia University, St. Paul

Luther LTC Theatre
Homecoming 2013
Science lab
The chapel
Choir concert
Volleyball game
Meyer Hall in winter
Drowsy Chaperone production
Welcome Week
Graphic Design classroom

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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Programs and Degrees Offered



When you attend Concordia University, St. Paul, you’re more than just a student. You’re a part of the Concordia family. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, faith traditions, and cultural heritage, but all are part of the Concordia community — where you’ll find a warm and welcoming place to grow academically, spiritually and personally. Concordia is a private university located in the heart of the College District of St. Paul. Our affiliation with The Lutheran-Church Missouri Synod and our Christian setting empowers you to discover and engage your purpose for life, career and service. 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.

Concordia University at a glance


  • Undergraduate: 2,420 (including 1,025 in evening, weekend or online programs)
  • Graduate: 1,637

Undergraduate student distribution

  • Domestic students: 76% White, 11% Black, 6% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 3% multiracial, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, excludes race/ethnicity unknown
  • International students are 3% of total undergraduate enrollment


  • Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
  • Average class size: 15
  • Number undergraduate majors: 46

First-year student profile

  • Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 18 and 24; 90% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
  • Average SAT score: The middle 50% ranges were 530-610 for math, 490-610 for reading and 440-510 for writing; 2% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
  • High school GPA: 3.12
  • Percentage from Minnesota: 75%
  • Percentage who live on campus: 65%


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, Master of Science

View all Majors and Degrees

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

5 largest majors

Education, Psychology, Business, Biology, Exercise Science


86 full time, 288 part-time (most part-time faculty are in the non-traditional programs); 82% 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, on-campus or blended formats.

BA: Accounting, Business, Child Development, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Family Life Education, Health Care Administration, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Information & Technology Management, Marketing, Nursing-RN to BS in Nursing, Organizational Management & Leadership, Psychology, BS: Pulmonary Science, Radiologic Science Leadership, Sport Management

MA: Criminal Justice Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction w/K-12 Reading Endorsement, Differentiated Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), Educational Technology, Exercise Science (MS), 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, MBA-Information Technology Management, MBA-Marketing Analytics

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: Aug. 1 for Fall semester; Dec. 1 for Spring semester

Application fee (amount): $30 (waived if you visit and/or apply online)

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 official transcripts from all previous institutions attended. If a student has not completed 20 semester credits, an official high school transcript and transcripts showing all college level coursework are required.


2015-16 undergraduate tuition and fees: $20,750

Room and board: $8,300

Adult Undergraduate tuition and fees: Varies by program; ranges from $368-$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: 93%

Financial aid information

More information
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Student involvement

Student organizations

More than 40 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

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

Men's varsity

Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, football, track & field (indoor and outdoor)

Women's varsity

Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field (indoor and outdoor), 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