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About Concordia St. Paul

#1

Most Affordable Private University in the Twin Cities

80+

Majors and Minors offered at CSP

17:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, ST. PAUL

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 STUDENTS

Over 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and online students choose to pursue their degrees at Concordia St. Paul. One of the most diverse campuses in Minnesota, our students come from 49 states and over 20 different countries.

PROGRAMS

At CSP, we offer over 80 academic programs so you can study what you love and then love what you do.

FACULTY

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

STUDENT SUCCESS

Concordia 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 44 percent more than the national average (collegescorecard.ed.gov).

THE IDEAL LOCATION

The comfort and safety of a smaller campus nestled in our convenient metro location gives students the best of both worlds. The Twin Cities offer many opportunities for jobs and internships among major employers, governmental and nonprofit agencies. For the corporate-minded student, Minnesota is home to 19 Fortune 500 companies.

Concordia is located less than 10 minutes from the downtown areas of both St. Paul and Minneapolis, putting everything you want (arts, dining, museums, sports and more) within easy reach.

TRADITION

Founded in 1893, Concordia St. Paul is a member of the Concordia University System, a national network of seven colleges and universities of the LCMS. Originally established to provide a learning environment for you 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.

ATHLETICS

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.

1893

Concordia was founded on September 13, 1893.

44%

Concordia graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (collegescorecard.ed.gov)

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Minnesota is home to 19 Fortune 500 companies.

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

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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 acknowledged as the leading Lutheran university offering exceptional opportunities for students from all backgrounds who seek relevant career preparation and a challenging academic experience coupled with the insights of Lutheran theology.

  • 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.