Concordia University, St. PaulFacts & Figures

Founded in 1893, Concordia University, St. Paul is a private, comprehensive liberal arts university that delivers academic programs designed to respond to marketplace needs by teaching relevant skills and abilities employers seek. CSP offers over 80 programs for students seeking traditional undergraduate, degree completion, graduate, or doctorate degrees.


Student Profile

Ethnicity/Race

Traditional Undergraduate (Fall 2017)

  • White: 53.2%
  • African American: 12%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 11.75%
  • Unknown: 8.3 %
  • International: 6.8%
  • 2 or more races: 4.3%
  • Hispanic: 3.2%
  • American Indian: .4%
Faith/Religion

Traditional Undergraduate (Fall 2017)

  • LCMS: 12.2%
  • Other Lutheran: 11.1%
  • Other Protestant: 28%
  • Catholic: 6.5%
  • Muslim: 5.3%
  • Other Faiths: 5.1%
  • No Religious Affiliation: 3.6%
  • Undisclosed: 28.2%

 

Gender

Traditional Undergraduate (Fall 2017)

  • Male: 48%
  • Female: 52%
Military

*Active/Veterans, Dependents (all programs): 303

*as of Fall 2017

 

Graduation Rates

Freshmen Starts
Start year

Fall of…

Number of students at start Percent graduating within 4 years of start Percent graduating within 5 years of start Percent graduating within 6 years of start
1997 219 39% 47% 51%
1998 210 27% 37% 39%
1999 257 30% 40% 42%
2000 209 27% 39% 42%
2001 200 29% 41% 45%
2002 175 32% 49% 50%
2003 167 35% 48% 50%
2004 176 36% 48% 53%
2005 165 32% 44% 46%
2006 206 30% 43% 46%
2007 202 32% 42% 46%
2008 211 27% 43% 46%
2009 183 27% 43% 46%
2010 215 38% 50% 50%
2011 197 40% 50% 54%
2012 181 46% 58%
2013 269 41%
Freshmen Starts (Non-white students)
Start year

Fall of…

Number of students at start Percent graduating within 4 years of start Percent graduating within 5 years of start Percent graduating within 6 years of start
2002 29 34% 34% 38%
2003 43 21% 28% 30%
2004 46 20% 24% 26%
2005 50 16% 26% 32%
2006 62 10% 26% 32%
2007 53 21% 38% 41%
2008 59 20% 34% 36%
2009 65 14% 23% 26%
2010 81 28% 34% 36%
2011 81 23% 37% 41%
2012 66 30% 39%
2013 102 24%
Freshmen Student Athletes

Only fall semester freshmen who received first year athletic scholarships are included in the student athlete calculations. Concordia first awarded athletic scholarships in 1999-2000.

Start year

Fall of…

Number of students at start Percent graduating within 4 years of start Percent graduating within 5 years of start Percent graduating within 6 years of start
2000 28 25% 36% 46%
2001 60 25% 33% 38%
2002 42 29% 40% 40%
2003 40 53% 65% 65%
2004 42 45% 62% 67%
2005 46 46% 52% 54%
2006 66 35% 54% 54%
2007 55 36% 51% 51%
2008 43 23% 48% 49%
2009 43 32% 53% 56%
2010 54 58% 68% 68%
2011 65 40% 50% 57%
2012 48 52% 69%
2013 78 41%
Freshmen Starts (Pell recipients)

 

Start year Number of students at start Percent graduating within 4 years of start Percent graduating within 5 years of start Percent graduating within 6 years of start
Fall of…
2002 62 30.6% 41.9% 45.2%
2003 63 25.4% 34.9% 39.7%
2004 66 25.8% 36.4% 37.9%
2005 71 31.0% 43.7% 45.1%
2006 75 22.7% 37.3% 41.3%
2007 71 25.4% 39.4% 42.3%
2008 79 19.0% 27.8% 30.4%
2009 85 22.4% 30.6% 35.3%
2010 104 29.8% 41.3% 43.3%
2011 105 31.4% 45.7% 49.5%
2012 89 38.2% 44.9%
2013 116 26.7%
Freshmen Starts (By Gender)
Start year, fall of… Gender Number of students at start Percent graduating within 4 years of start Percent graduating within 5 years of start Percent graduating within 6 years of start
 

2006

 

Male

 

93

 

23%

 

37%

 

42%

Female 113 33% 48% 50%
 

2007

 

Male

 

90

 

22%

 

39%

 

42%

Female 112 38% 46% 50%
 

2008

 

Male

 

96

 

26%

 

40%

 

43%

Female 115 37% 50% 50%
 

2009

 

Male

 

101

 

22%

 

39%

 

39%

Female 82 41% 49% 55%
 

2010

 

Male

 

89

 

21%

 

40%

 

43%

Female 126 49% 57% 57%
 

2011

 

Male

 

89

 

31%

 

44%

 

49%

Female 108 47% 56% 57%
 

2012

 

Male

 

82

 

38%

 

43%

Female 99 56% 72%
 

2013

 

Male

 

147

 

37%

Female 122 45%

 

Retention Rates
  • Freshmen (Fall 2016): 64.4%
  • Transfer Students (Fall 2016): 84.1%

A student is considered as retained if they were registered for classes on the census date of the following fall semester.

Student Achievement Measures

Pell Grant Recipients (starting Fall 2011)

  • Number of students: 105
  • 49.5% graduated within 6 years/45.7% graduated within 5 years/31.4% graduated within 4 years

Student of Color (Fall 2010 start)

  • Number of students: 80
  • 37% graduated within 6 years/34% within 5 years/27% within 4 years

First-Time Full-Time Students (Fall 2010 start)

  • Number of students: 216
  • 49% graduated within 6 years/48% within 5 years/36% within 4 years

Full-Time Transfer Students (Starting Fall 2010)

  • Number of students: 215
  • 74% graduated within 6 years/69% within 5 years/49% within 4 years

*source StudentAchievementMeasures.org

Employment - Post Graduation

Undergraduate Students
  • 78.85% – Percentage of survey respondents who secured fulltime employment after graduation.
  • 94.57% – Overall placement (includes fulltime employment, part time employment, internship, continuing education, military).

*First Destinations survey results (2015-16)

Graduate Students
  • 90.36% – Percentage of  survey respondents who secured fulltime employment after graduation.
  • 94.91% – Overall placement (includes fulltime employment, part time employment, internship, continuing education, military).

*First Destinations survey results (2015-16)

Student Loan Default Rates
  • Year 1: 2014 – 4.6%
  • 
Year 2: 2013 – 3.6%
  • 
Year 3: 2012 – 4.4%

*Information provided by the Department of Education.

Title II Reporting Year 2010 2011

 

2012 2013
All Program Completers 2011-12 59%
All Program Completers 2010-11 68% 81%
All Program Completers 2009-10 83% 90% 85%
All Program Completers 2008-09 94% 94% 94%
All Program Completers 2007-08 91% 95%
All Program Completers 2006-07 86%

 

 

National Rankings

U.S. News & World Report
  • #81 (tie) – Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • #87 (tie) – Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #113 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #145 (tie) in Best Online MBA Programs

 

The Best Schools.org

 

  • #3 – Best online college in Minnesota
  • #8 – Best online MBA in Information Management Systems degree program
  • #9 – Best online Bachelor of Marketing degree program
  • #17 – Best online Bachelor in Hospitality Management degree program
  • #21 – Best online MBA in Healthcare Management degree program
  • #23 – Best online Masters in Special Education degree program
  • #23 – Best online Masters in Human Resources degree program
  • #17 – Best online Bachelor in Hospitality Management degree program
  • #29 – Best online Bachelor in Criminal Justice degree program
  • #84 – The 100 Best Accredited Online Colleges
Washington Monthly
  • #3 Top College for Adult Learners
College Choice

#4 – Best online Bachelors in Healthcare Administration degree program

*Source – CollegeChoice.net

Licensure Rates

Teacher Education
  • Reading Basic Skills – 60.3% pass rate 
  • Writing Basic Skills – 64.5% pass rate
  • Math Basic Skills – 61.9%  pass rate

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 2011-12 59%
All Program Completers 2010-11 68% 81%
All Program Completers 2009-10 83% 90% 85%
All Program Completers 2008-09 94% 94% 94%
All Program Completers 2007-08 91% 95%
All Program Completers 2006-07 86%

 

 

94.57%

Overall placement rate post graduation (undergraduate students)

#3

National Ranking by Washington Monthly (Top College for Adult Learners)

84.1%

Retention Rate of Transfer Students (Fall 2016)

31

NCAA Academic All Americans (since 1999)