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Study at 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 Course Topics. The university also offers programs in continuing education. The Student Enrolment 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.

Profile of Concordia University Saint Paul

The campus of Concordia is in Saint Paul, MN, which is a large city. Its Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Concordia is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Concordia is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in business and management and family and social work.

Concordia Selectivity

Admission at Concordia is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 640.


Concordia has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 260 students enrolled (2, 086 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Concordia are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Concordia values student athletics, and belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Concordia University, St. Paul, a university of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, and for the enlightened care of God's creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel. "

Concordia Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management361business management, marketing, human resources, finance, accounting
Education and Teaching99early childhood education, elementary school teaching, health teaching, social studies teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, education courses, education of learning disabled, . . .
Family and Social Work84child development, family studies, youth services, human services
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and safety
Religion and Philosophy38missionary studies, religious education, theology, religious music
Computer Science and Engineering36computer services management
Liberal Arts30general studies, history, sociology, English
Media17mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14exercise science, health and physical Education
Therapy and Counselling10psychology
Fine Arts6fine arts
Science4biology, biological and physical sciences
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Art Studies0art studies

Contact: Concordia

Concordia University Saint Paul

275 Syndicate Street North

Saint Paul, MN 55104-5494

General Phone: (651) 641-8278


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