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About Concordia St. Paul


Lowest Tuition Private University in the Twin Cities


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Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Concordia University, St. Paul is a Christ-centered, comprehensive liberal arts university that delivers academic programs designed to respond to marketplace needs by teaching relevant skills and abilities that employers seek.

Founded in 1893, our affiliation with The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS) and our promise to “welcome all as we honor Christ”  empowers you to discover and engage your purpose for life, career, and service. 

CSP is a member of the Concordia University System, a national network of six colleges and universities of the LCMS. Originally established to provide a learning environment for young men preparing to enter the professional ministries of the LCMS, today Concordia St. Paul continues to grow to meet the needs of students, the church, the community, and the world while at the same time holding steadfast its historical mission, values, and Gospel-centered focus.

Our Community


5,819 undergraduate, graduate, and online students attend CSP. One of the most diverse campuses in Minnesota, our students come from 49 states, 3 provinces, 2 U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, and 42 foreign countries.


CSP’s talented faculty are experts in their fields and passionate about your success throughout your college journey. They provide personal attention as well as academic and career guidance to ensure you’re supported.

Student Life

Student Success

CSP graduates are bound for success. They’ve followed their passions and have set out to serve in our communities as part of nonprofits, corporations, and self-employed entrepreneurs. CSP graduates earn 11% more than the national average.

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CSP Global

In January 2023, Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP) unveiled the next iteration of the university’s structure, which is designed to foster enrollment growth to 2030 and beyond. The university introduced a newly branded division, CSP Global, which will be home to Concordia St. Paul’s proven online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The physical Concordia University campus in St. Paul remains the vibrant hub for the university’s traditional four-year undergraduate programming, as it has for 130 years.

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The only NCAA Division II athletics program in the Twin Cities, Concordia St. Paul has been a member of the highly competitive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) since 1999. The Golden Bears have won nine national titles and claimed 39 conference titles since moving to the DII level. Fans across the country cheer for CSP athletics, including basketball, baseball, cross country, esports, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, track & field, and volleyball.

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Concordia graduates earn 11% more than the national average. (


Minnesota is home to 15 Fortune 500 companies.


Concordia offers the only NCAA Division II athletics program in the Twin Cities.

CSP Mission, Vision & Promise

  • 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, for enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel.

  • The vision of Concordia University, St. Paul is to be a Christ-centered, nationally prominent Lutheran university known for excellence and innovation that fosters success for all students.

  • Concordia University, St. Paul empowers you to discover and engage your purpose for life, career, and service in a dynamic, multicultural, urban environment where Christ is honored, all are welcome, and Lutheran convictions inform intellectual inquiry and academic pursuits.