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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.

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)

Student Profile

  • Traditional Undergraduate (Fall 2017)

    • White: 51.1%
    • African American: 12.8%
    • Asian/Pacific Islander: 12.9%
    • Unknown: 6.4%
    • International: 7%
    • 2 or more races: 4.5%
    • Hispanic: 5.1%
    • American Indian: .3%
  • Traditional Undergraduate (Fall 2017)

    • LCMS: 9.3%
    • Other Lutheran: 8.6%
    • Other Protestant: 31.5%
    • Catholic: 6.6%
    • Muslim: 6.2%
    • Other Faiths: 7.6%
    • No Religious Affiliation: 4.6%
    • Undisclosed: 25.6%
  • Traditional Undergraduate (Fall 2019)

    • Male: 45.6%
    • Female: 54.4%
  • *Active/Veterans, Dependents (all programs): 293

    *as of Fall 2019

     

Employment - Post Graduation

    • 73.83% – Percentage of survey respondents who secured fulltime employment after graduation.
    • 90.2% – Overall placement (includes fulltime employment, part time employment, internship, continuing education, military).

    *First Destinations survey results (2015-16)

    • 85.1% – Percentage of survey respondents who secured full-time employment after graduation.
    • 96% – Overall placement (includes full-time employment, part-time employment, internship, continuing education, military).

    *First Destinations survey results (2015-16)

    • Year 1: 2016 – 5.9%
    • Year 2: 2015 – 5.2%
    • Year 3: 2014 – 4.6%

    *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%

Licensure Rates

  • The Higher Education Act, Title II, Section 207 (1998), requires all institutions that prepare teachers to report their candidates’ pass rates on state licensing tests. In Minnesota, teacher candidates are required to pass the Minnesota National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) Essential Academic Skills Test, which contains three subtests: mathematics, reading and writing. Candidates are also required to pass examinations related to subject matter content and pedagogy. The pass rates for Concordia University teacher education candidates and the pass rates for all teacher education candidates in Minnesota for 2014-15 and 2015-16 are given in the chart below.

    * Pass rates are only shown in content areas where 10 or more Concordia students have taken the test.

    Concordia University Candidates

    Concordia University, St. Paul 2013-14Taking
    Assessment
    2013-14 Institutional Pass Rate 2014-15 Taking
    Assessment
    2014-15 Institutional Pass Rate 2015-16 Taking
    Assessment
    2015-16 Institutional Pass Rate 2016-17 Taking
    Assessment
    2016-17 Institutional Pass Rate
    Basic Skills    
    Mathematics 60 73% 78 60% 117 51%  131  63%
    Reading 57 77% 84 61% 114 61%  124  86%
    Writing 59 75% 80 65% 126 52%  132  63%
    Pedagogy    
    Early Childhood
    Subtest 1
    10 100% 14 100% 11 100% 12 !00%
    Early Childhood Subtest 2 16 100% 12 100% 12 100%
    Elementary Subtest 1 25 100% 35 94% 36 97% 33 88%
    Elementary Subtest 2 28 100% 35 91% 37 95% 32 88%
    Secondary Subtest 1 16 100% 20 95% 25 100% 12 92%
    Secondary
    Subtest 2
    15 100% 20 95% 26 100% 12 83%
    Academic Content Areas    
    Early
    Childhood Subtest 1
    11 100% 14 93% 14 93% 10 90%
    Early
    Childhood Subtest 2
    11 100% 15 93% 13 85% 10 90%
    Pre-Primary Subtest 1 11 100% 11 100% 10 100%
    Pre-Primary Subtest 2 11 100% 11 100% 10 100%
    Elementary Subtest 1 24 100% 27 93% 31 94% 38 87%
    Elementary Subtest 2 21 95% 26 96% 33 91% 36 94%
    Elementary Subtest 3 27 96% 24 88% 31 84% 41 76%