Concordia St. Paul News

February 10, 2017

Spring Enrollment Trends Up for 11th Straight Year

Spring enrollment at Concordia University, St. Paul has grown for the 11th consecutive year, with significant increases recorded in traditional undergraduate, adult undergraduate, and graduate student numbers.

The 4,466 students enrolled (full and part time) represent an increase of 237 students (5.6 percent) from the 2016 spring semester. Broken down by student type, Concordia enrolls 1,354 traditional undergraduates, 1,212 adult undergraduates and 1,900 graduate students (includes doctoral programs).

“We are humbled at the increasing number of students pursuing their education at our university and enormously proud of their accomplishments,” said CSP President Dr. Tom Ries. “I am happy to say that students are also graduating in record numbers.”

The largest growth area came from Concordia’s graduate programs, as enrollment grew by a robust 126 students (7.1 percent). Many of these programs are offered fully online.

Solid enrollment growth was also record for both the traditional undergraduate and adult undergraduate student types, with traditional programs gaining 55 students (4.2 percent) and adult programs gaining 56 (4.8 percent).

In just five years CSP’s spring enrollment has grown by an astonishing 1,621 students, a nearly 57 percent increase from January 2012. Overall, Concordia students reside from 49 states and 23 foreign countries.