Concordia St. Paul News

November 30, 2012

Application Numbers See Significant Increase

Concordia University, St. Paul has seen a surge in applications for the 2013-14 school year with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reporting a 30 percent increase in applications compared to a year ago. This increase has yielded in a record number of applications for this time of year.

In addition, a record number of applications were received during Minnesota College Application Week (Nov. 12-16), a statewide initiative proclaimed by Governor Dayton in 2011 that provides a framework for high schools and postsecondary institutions to help engage and inform underrepresented students about the college application process.  Admissions counselors from Concordia volunteered their time at nine Twin Cities area high schools throughout the week assisting students with their college applications.

“We are pleased to see an increased interest from prospective students – from  applications to campus visitors,” said Kristin Vogel, Concordia’s Director of Undergraduate Admissions. “It is certainly an exciting time as more and more students are drawn to the value of a Concordia education.”

Concordia, which is cutting tuition $10,000 for all traditional undergraduate students beginning with the 2013-14 school year, recorded an all-time high of 2,941 students enrolled for the fall 2012 semester, including 1,211 traditional undergraduate students.