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Concordia University, Saint Paul Overview

Concordia University, Saint Paul is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Concordia University, Saint Paul Known For?

761 Undergraduate Awards
$29,756 Avg Cost After Aid
55% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Concordia University, Saint Paul.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 37% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Concordia University, Saint Paul makes roughly $49,200 a year. This is 21% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Concordia University, Saint Paul Rankings

We have ranked Concordia University, Saint Paul as #353 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Concordia University, Saint Paul has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#67 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#154 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#167 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Concordia University, Saint Paul.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Concordia University, Saint Paul has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#8 Best Health & Physical Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#10 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#21 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#36 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#42 Best Health & Physical Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Concordia University, Saint Paul?

Location of Concordia University, Saint Paul

Contact details for Concordia University, Saint Paul are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1282 Concordia Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5494
Phone: 651-641-8278
Website: https://www.csp.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/concordiauniversitystpaul
Twitter: https://twitter.com/concordiastpaul

How Do I Get Into Concordia University, Saint Paul?

You can apply to Concordia University, Saint Paul online at: https://www.csp.edu/apply-now/

Admission Requirements for Concordia University, Saint Paul

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Concordia University, Saint Paul?

55% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
Concordia University, Saint Paul has an acceptance rate of 55%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.

Can I Afford Concordia University, Saint Paul?

$29,756 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Concordia University, Saint Paul is $29,756. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Concordia University, Saint Paul, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,118 a year. That adds up to $32,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Concordia University, Saint Paul is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Concordia University, Saint Paul Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,786 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,125 undergraduate students at Concordia University, Saint Paul, with 1,786 being full-time and 1,339 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Concordia University, Saint Paul

There are also 2,012 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,786 full-time undergraduates at Concordia University, Saint Paul, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Concordia University, Saint Paul

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Concordia University, Saint Paul students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Concordia University, Saint Paul Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 225
Black or African American 228
Hispanic or Latino 110
White 974
International Students 104
Other Races/Ethnicities 145

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Concordia University, Saint Paul. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 26 countries are represented at Concordia University, Saint Paul. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Online Learning at Concordia University, Saint Paul

3,129 Took All Classes Online
3,278 Took At Least One Class Online
12.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 20 master’s degree programs available online at Concordia University, Saint Paul. In 2017-2018, 3,278 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Concordia University, Saint Paul has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Concordia University, Saint Paul

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Concordia University, Saint Paul was 12.0%. This is the #103 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Concordia University, Saint Paul regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Concordia University, Saint Paul majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 3%
Allied Health Professions 17%
Computer Science 39%
Marketing 24%
Nursing 38%
Public Administration & Social Service 10%
Public Relations & Advertising 9%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 18%
Theology & Religious Vocations 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Concordia University, Saint Paul ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Concordia University, Saint Paul.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #2
Human Development & Family Studies #3
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #5
Allied Health Professions #5
Computer Science #6
Curriculum & Instruction #9
Health & Physical Education #9
Special Education #10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #10
Teacher Education Subject Specific #10
Instructional Media Design #16
Human Services #16
Liberal Arts General Studies #21
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #21
Nursing #24
General Psychology #24
Teacher Education Grade Specific #25
Marketing #26
Psychology #29
Public Administration & Social Service #33
Information Technology #34
Human Resource Management #35
Educational Administration #36
Computer & Information Sciences #40
Criminal Justice & Corrections #43
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #44
Education #46
Health & Medical Administrative Services #48
Business Administration & Management #60
Health Professions #65
Business, Management & Marketing #67

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Concordia University, Saint Paul Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 1 0 148 0 120 0 269
Health & Physical Education 0 0 106 0 63 0 169
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 18 25 114 0 157
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 35 19 66 0 120
Educational Administration 0 0 0 40 69 3 112
Special Education 0 0 0 43 38 0 81
Human Resource Management 0 0 24 0 48 0 72
Nursing 0 0 63 0 0 0 63
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 42 0 19 0 61
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 24 0 27 0 51
General Psychology 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 29 0 17 0 46
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 3 0 15 27 45
Marketing 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 38 0 38
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 2 34 0 36
Accounting 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 11 0 0 0 19
Computer Science 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
General Biology 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Information Technology 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Human Services 0 0 0 2 7 0 9
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Sociology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Teaching English or French 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
History 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Chemistry 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Public Policy 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Sacred Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 8 752 131 686 30 1,608

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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