About Concordia University, St. PaulAccreditation, Partnerships & Non-Discrimination Notice


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


Concordia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Concordia University, St. Paul has been accredited since 1959, with the most recent reaccreditation granted in 2008.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
312-263-0456 / 800-621-7440
Fax: 312-623-7462


Minnesota Board of Teaching

All teacher licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The most recent approval was completed in 2015 and is through 2022. The Board of Teaching is being restructured as the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board effective January 1, 2018.

Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8888

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8888

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 59%
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 86%
Council 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 AccreditationAccredited by a CHEA-Recognized Accrediting Organization
One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The College of Education & Science at Concordia University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through December 2022. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)

Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MN BOSA)

Concordia University, ST. Paul is fully authorized to offer credentials in Minnesota for K-12 School Principals and School District Superintendents by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MN BOSA). Authorization to offer a credential for the position of Director of Special Education has been applied for and is pending BOSA approval.

Board of School Administrators
MDE Building
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 582-8754


Academic Partnerships

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Concordia University has been selected by Project Management Institute (PMI) for an alliance relationship that will benefit students and provide added value to graduates of Concordia’s IT Management degree program by applying project management methodologies within the ITM curriculum. The Concordia/PMI alliance underscores the ITM program’s commitment to preparing student to become better project managers – an increasingly critical skill for IT professionals.

PMI-MN Administrator
1821 University Ave. W., Suite S256
Saint Paul, MN 55104-2801

Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2)

The unique Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2) is part of a significant and progressive effort initiated in 2009 by the Bush Foundation to establish a new paradigm for teaching and learning in Minnesota, to improve teacher effectiveness as a means to reduce educational disparities and increase the number of learners who attend post-secondary school.

Partnership – TC2 is a partnership of six private institutions of higher education in the Twin Cities metropolitan area: Augsburg College, Bethel University, Concordia University Saint Paul, Hamline University, St. Catherine University, and the University of St. Thomas. These institutions share a long and rich history and collectively prepare nearly 20% of all new teachers licensed in Minnesota.

Programs – TC2 teacher preparation initiatives include a strategic recruitment process, a continuum of mentoring and induction, a residency-like preparation model, and embedded assessments. Each area has a work team of P-12 teachers and representatives from each of the TC2 partner organizations.

Corporate Partnerships

The Concordia Partnership Advantage provides a unique opportunity for employers to work directly with Concordia University, St. Paul to develop a well-educated workforce that is better equipped to manage and support the business goals of the organization.

The program is a mutually beneficial partnership that offers employees or members of the partnering organization a $2,000 tuition discount exclusively upon acceptance and priority admission status when they enroll in any undergraduate or graduate degree program at Concordia University, St. Paul. There is no additional investment required of partnering organizations. You simply make the program available to your employees or members and reap the benefits of a better educated workforce.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Concordia University, St. Paul’s non-discrimination statement can be found in the Academic Catalog.