Concordia University (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

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Concordia University
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Entrance to Concordia University
Motto"In litteris proficere volo, malo diligere Jesum" "It is good to pursue knowledge, better to know Jesus"
TypePrivate University
AffiliationLutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Endowment$36.2 million[1]
Budget$54.9 million (2017)[2]
PresidentRev. Tom Ries
Students5,000 (2018)[3]
Location, ,
44°56′59″N 93°9′18″W / 44.94972°N 93.15500°W / 44.94972; -93.15500Coordinates: 44°56′59″N 93°9′18″W / 44.94972°N 93.15500°W / 44.94972; -93.15500
CampusUrban, 41 acres (17 ha)
MascotGolden Bears

Concordia University is a liberal arts university in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. Concordia University was founded in 1893 and currently enrolls approximately 5,000 students[4]. The institution is an affiliate of the nine-member Concordia University System, which is operated by the second-largest Lutheran church body in the United States, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS).


CSP offers a wide variety of programs including undergraduate majors and minors, graduate programs, adult undergraduate degree programs, continuing education classes & certificates, and licensure & colloquy programs.[5] Many of these programs are also offered in an online degree format through the schools online campus.[6]

Concordia University is accredited (among others) by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Concordia University, St. Paul has been accredited since 1967.[7]

In the Fall of 2017, CSP enrolled 4,972 students; 2,851 were undergraduate students and 1,942 were graduate students.[8]

Notable faculty include writer Eric Dregni.


The Concordia Golden Bears compete in NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Gangelhoff Center hosts several of the school's sports teams.

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  1. ^ As of June 30, 2017. "2017 Concordia University St. Paul Financial Statements FY 2016 to FY 2017" (PDF). 2010 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-01. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Patrick. "Minnesota Nonprofit 100". StarTribune News. Minneapolis StarTribune. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Bucking Trends in Higher Ed, CSP Sets New Enrollment Record for 7th Straight Year".
  4. ^ "Facts & Stats - Concordia St. Paul". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ "Academics - Search".
  6. ^ "Concordia University, St. Paul Online". Concordia University, St. Paul Online.
  7. ^ "Accreditation and Partnerships - Concordia University, St. Paul".
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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