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Concordia University, St. Paul

School Profile

Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive liberal arts university that delivers academic programs designed to respond to marketplace needs by teaching relevant skills and abilities that employers seek.

Founded in 1893, our affiliation with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and our promise to “welcome all as we honor Christ”  empowers you to discover and engage your purpose for life, career and service. 

Over 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and online students choose to pursue their degrees at Concordia St. Paul. One of the most diverse campuses in Minnesota, our students come from 49 states and over 35 different countries.

Concordia graduates are bound for success. They’ve followed their passions and have set out to serve in our communities as part of nonprofits, corporations and self-employed entrepreneurs. CSP graduates earn 44 percent more than the national average (

The comfort and safety of a smaller campus nestled in our convenient metro location gives students the best of both worlds. The Twin Cities offer many opportunities for jobs and internships among major employers, governmental and nonprofit agencies. For the corporate-minded student, Minnesota is home to 19 Fortune 500 companies.

Concordia is located less than 10 minutes from the downtown areas of both St. Paul and Minneapolis, putting everything you want (arts, dining, museums, sports and more) within easy reach.

Key Programs Offered


  • Biology
  • Business
  • Education
  • Exercise Science


  • Educational Leadership
  • Information Technology Management
  • MBA

Campus Life

CSP offers unlimited opportunities to create a valuable college experience. Attend an event, hold a late-night study session, hang out in the game room, attend a concert or cheer on the Golden Bears with your friends! There are many ways to get involved on campus, and you’ll form valuable connections with peers through activities, opportunities and memories. With an average of 10 events per week, you’ll be able to keep busy!

At a Glance

About CSP

Concordia University, St. Paul empowers you to discover and engage your purpose for life, career and service in a dynamic, multicultural, urban environment where Christ is honored, all are welcome, and Lutheran convictions inform intellectual inquiry and academic pursuits.

  • #1

    Most Affordable Private University in the Twin Cities

  • 17:1

    Student/Faculty Ratio

  • 44%

    More Earned by Graduates Than the National Average

#1 Safest College Campus – Newsweek

 Concordia University, St. Paul was recently rated by Newsweek as the safest college campus in America.

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