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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 Mark of AffiliationHigher Learning Commission - North Central Association

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

NCATE LogoNational 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.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
(202) 466-7496

Teacher Education Programs Request Third Party Comments for CAEP Review

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

As per NCATE and Federal Title II guidelines, Concordia University reports its professional licensure examination pass rates for academic year 2011-2012:

  • Reading Basic Skills =Concordia pass rate, 60.3%
  • Writing Basic Skills = Concordia pass rate, 64.5%
  • Math Basic Skills = Concordia pass rate, 61.9%

Pass rates indicate the percentage of students who completed our education licensure program during 2011-2012 who passed specific portions of the MTLE Basic Skills Tests. Passing these tests are required for licensure as a teacher in the state of Minnesota.

Title II Reporting Year 2010 2011 2012 2013

All Program Completers 2011-2012


All Program Completers 2010-2011

    68% 81%

All Program Completers 2009-2010

  83% 90% 85%

All Program Completers 2008-2009

94% 94% 94%  

All Program Completers 2007-2008

91% 95%    

All Program Completers 2006-2007


Accredited by a CHEA-Recognized Accrediting OrganizationCouncil for Higher Education Administration

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


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