Concordia University, St. PaulAbout Concordia

About Concordia University St. Paul

Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university, one of 10 affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Since our founding in 1893, Concordia University 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 a place that stands out for its warmth, character and academic strength. Backgrounds, cultural heritage and ages of students vary widely, yet all have found a welcoming, accepting place to grow academically, spiritually and interpersonally.

At Concordia, you are part of a close-knit, caring community that encourages you to explore your interests and abilities and to achieve your goals. Our students learn together in a supportive and collaborative setting in both the traditional or cohort-based learning environment, forming relationships that last a lifetime.

Concordia’s campus is conveniently located in Minnesota’s capitol city of St. Paul. Less than 10 minutes from either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis, everything the Twin Cities has to offer is within easy reach.


President's Welcome

Rev. Dr. Tom Ries

downloadConcordia University, St. Paul, seeks to serve God and our global village by preparing students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity and for enlightened care of God’s creation. In addition, our Mission Statement commits us to service in the context of the Christian Gospel and as an institution of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

Our students, who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, continue to bless us with curiosity, dedication, intelligence, and ambition. Our well-educated, caring faculty and staff share with them knowledge, disciplined research methodology, logical evaluation techniques, interpersonal communication skills and Christian values.

In the environment of our multi-cultural dynamic urban center, community resources enrich our own efforts with significant opportunities for learning and service. We celebrate our success and blessings in the many expressions of gratitude by our graduates.

We invite you to visit our campus or website and, if possible, we want to help you achieve your educational and vocational goals.

Rev. Tom Ries
President

Board Of Regents

Concordia University, Saint Paul, Board Of Regents

  • Mr. Kenneth Behm, Willmar, MN
  • Mrs. Jocelyn Benson, Chatfield, MN
  • Mrs. Colleen Braun, St. Peter, MN
  • Mrs. Carol Fehrmann, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Mrs. Sandra Frauenshuh, Edina, MN
  • Mr. James Giertz, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Mr. LaoLu Hang, Woodbury, MN
  • Mr. Gregg Hein, Billings, MT
  • Rev. David Kind, Blaine, MN
  • Dr. Loren Leslie, Lutsen, MN
  • Rev. Dr. Fungchatou Lo, Brooklyn Center, MN
  • Mrs. Joan Miller, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Mr. Mark Moksnes, Chanhassen, MN, chair
  • Rev. Dean Nadasdy (ex officio), Woodbury, MN
  • Dr. Carl Schoenbeck, Hudson, WI
  • Mr. Paul Steinhaus, Fairmont, MN
  • Dr. Lori Utech, Faribault, MN

The Concordia University Board of Regents operates Concordia University as an institution of higher education.

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The Concordia Value

The value of your Concordia degree will last a lifetime - and even better, Concordia is one of the most competitively priced private colleges in Minnesota.

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Why Study at CSP?

Your learning experiences will be relevant to the skills employers seek and real preparation for a life of meaning and service.

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