Concordia provides a Christ-centered liberal arts education. Since our founding in 1893, Concordia has been preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives by providing a relevant educational experience.
A Concordia education means exploring your faith and discovering what inspires your devotion, confidence, and conviction. We strive to make each and every student feel welcome and accepted—whatever their beliefs.
Concordia is the only private university in Minnesota competing in the NCAA Division II. The Golden Bears have taken the last six consecutive NCAA titles in volleyball and 29 conference championships in six sports.
Concordia offers a wide range of course options among its fine arts majors—from music education to stagecraft to community arts. Classes are supported by outstanding theater and music performance facilities.
Concordia stands out for its warmth, character, and academic strength. Backgrounds, cultural heritage, and ages of students may vary widely, yet all find a welcoming, accepting place to grow academically, spiritually, and interpersonally.
Making sure college stays affordable has been a value at Concordia since its founding. Our tuition makes Concordia one of the most affordable private colleges in Minnesota.
Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university, one of 10 operated under the auspices of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Since our founding in 1893, Concordia has been preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives by providing an educational experience that is responsive, relevant and real.
Our focus on student success creates a caring, supportive and energetic environment that makes Concordia University a place that stands out for its warmth, character and academic strength. Backgrounds, cultural heritage and ages of students may vary widely, yet all have found a welcoming, accepting place to grow academically, spiritually and interpersonally.
Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-ed
Setting (Urban/Suburban): Urban
Accreditations: Higher Learning Commission- North Central Association, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Religious Affiliation: Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod
Demographics: Students come to Concordia from 42 states and 4 foreign countries. Eighty-five percent of Concordia’s students are from Minnesota. Fiftysix percent of traditional students are female; 44% are male. Multicultural Stats (Traditional Undergraduate) 55.6% Cau
Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Financial Aid Program: Merit and talent based scholarships, need-based grants, work study and loans.
# of Undergraduate Programs: 50+
# of Graduate Programs: 19
Degrees Awarded: Bachelor's of Arts, Bachelor's of Science, Bachelor's of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Ed. Science, Master of Business Administration
Campus Life: Achieving your academic goals is your priority—and ours—no question! But your college experience extends beyond the classroom to your residence hall, the dining hall, the Chapel, Pearson Commons and all those other places on campus where you’ll meet new people, try new things and set new goals. Even as you explore your newfound independence, you’ll be part of a close-knit campus community that supports you every step of the way. Concordia University offers more than 50 extracurricular clubs and activities where students can gain experience in leadership and explore their passions.
Athletic Teams, Leagues, Clubs: 15 Intercollegiate Athletics Programs: Men’s Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Football, Men’s Golf, Men’s Track & Field (indoor), Men’s Track & Field (outdoor), Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Softball, Women’s Track & Field (indoor), Women’s Track & Field (outdoor), Women’s Volleyball