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Accreditation

Concordia University - St. Paul is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association
Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation Concordia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Concordia University, St. Paul has been accredited since 1967, with the most recent reaccreditation granted in 2008.
North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools
Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
(312) 263-0456

 


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All of Concordia University's professional teacher education licensure programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1969. The programs were most recently re-accredited in 2008. Concordia University's graduate programs in education are also accredited by NCATE.
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National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
(202) 466-7496

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Concordia University, St. Paul is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs to offer the following business degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in accounting, finance, marketing, a double major in accounting and finance, and a double major in finance and marketing.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
(913) 339-6226

 


 

Minnesota Board of Teaching
All teacher licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The most recent approval was completed in 2008.
Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8833

 


Federal Title II Reporting for Teacher Education
In compliance with public disclosure requirements for institutions of higher education in the Higher Education Act, Title II, sections 207(f)(1) and 207 (f)(2): The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has reported the following institutional pass rates for Concordia University regarding program completers in teacher education:

 

  • 1999/2000 cohort 94%
  • 2001/2002 cohort 95%
  • 2000/2001 cohort 93%
  • 2002/2003 cohort 99%

The percentages represent those program completers who have passed one or more tests of the Praxis I examination (Reading, Writing, or Mathematics). In order to be licensed to teach in the State of Minnesota, candidates must pass all three portions of the Praxis I. By way of comparison, the statewide pass rate for Minnesota teacher education programs was 98% in 1999/2000 and 97% in 2002/2003.

 


 Council for Higher Education Administration

Accredited by a CHEA-Recognized Accrediting Organization

Concordia University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA). A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
202-955-6126

 




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