Concordia University-Saint Paul in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

(Rating 2 based on 5 reviews)

Concordia University-Saint Paul offers 263-degree programs and 110 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 53%. 36.1% are women, and 63.9% are men. 3% percents of international students. Concordia University-Saint Paul is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Concordia University-Saint Paul is 17779$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $24250 and $32250 per year. 46% of full-time Concordia University-Saint Paul students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $48,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Concordia University-Saint Paul is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$17,779
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Concordia University-Saint Paul students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,703
$30,001 - $48,000$15,241
$48,001 - $75,000$16,672
$75,001 - $110,000$21,205
$110,001+$23,543

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 8300

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Percent of students with financial aid

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10%

Types of financial aids

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1609 of Concordia University-Saint Paul undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 66 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Concordia University-Saint Paul number 32 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Concordia University-Saint Paul awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$48,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

12%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Concordia University-Saint Paul.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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46%
BELOW AVERAGE

Concordia University-Saint Paul graduation rate is below the national average.

46% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Concordia University-Saint Paul completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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53%

In comparison to National Average

Concordia University-Saint Paul acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 18%.

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53%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Concordia University-Saint Paul acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 14%.

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53%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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32%

Total

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32%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

70%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Concordia University-Saint Paul full-time retention rate is 70% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Concordia University-Saint Paul is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

16:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

159
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3%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Concordia University-Saint Paul the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Concordia University-Saint Paul and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1282 Concordia Avenue address in St Paul, Minnesota.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Concordia University-Saint Paul with 0.53% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Concordia University-Saint Paul offers 263 programs in total: 165 are for Bachelor's degree, 51 - for Master's degree, 27 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 14 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Concordia University-Saint Paul is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 110 distance learning programs that are offered in the Concordia University-Saint Paul: 51 are for Master's degree, 33 - for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 8 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.

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Concordia University-Saint Paul provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2279 students with 68383 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1366 with 25964 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 29 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Concordia University-Saint Paul

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Nice campus. Friendly people. Convenient location and a large selection of majors.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

pls don’t go here it is an absolute scam . counselors are absolutely no help & financial aid is no help. the food is upcharged like 150% and it makes me sick almost every time i eat it. it has pictures of gorgeous 5 star dishes at the entrance of the cafeteria which is just insulting. everything on campus closes at like 9 pm so if you feel like staying up later than that this is not the school for u. also if u don’t like being scammed this is not the school for u. it functions as a community college but has the price tag of a private university. also there are shootings on campus and the security is a joke. they are absolutely no help at all & the few times i’ve seen them “patrolling” campus they’re just walking around with earbuds in. it’s absurd

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This is by far the worst run school I have ever seen. First, the front offices can’t tell if you’re coming or going. They tell you everything is in order but then come back to you after classes are starting and tell you they forgot to submit your paperwork. They also like to have you sign up for programs they have zero possibility of even having get off the ground. So once your registered they pull a bait and switch on you and drop you into a program until your desired program eventually starts. Hint: the program never starts so you owe them a lot of money and never even get the degree you originally desired.This place definitely treats you more as a dollar sign than a student and couldn’t care less about your goals or future. Only that you pay them on time. There is some serious shady business that takes place in this school. Especially in the business programs. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to find out that they will be under investigation for secretly operating as a “For profit institution”. Hint: they will be soon because they have been reported.Also, don’t expect them to offer you any form of apologies, even when they know they mess up. When three students in a program confront the administrators and program chairs about their desire to learn, and the lack of cooperation from instructors, the entire management team runs and buries their heads in the sand.Honestly, my best advice is to cross this school off your list if you value your future, or have any interest in a real education.Front office: if you read this, we’re still waiting for an apology and some acknowledgement that you hosed us.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I agree with Truth seeker about their Financial Aid Office. Someone answers the phone and tells you they will call you back, they don't answer questions. The process time for the disbursements of the loans or grants takes longer than the dates they wrote on their website. Concordia has the worst financial aid staff.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This is not an honest university. They lie to students just to get their money and do not help students in any way. They even try shady tactics to steal your money like not allowing you to drop all your course within the drop/add period which is odd because that time frame should give you the authority to do so. They try to keep courses on your schedule so they can charge you for it. The financial aid department is rude and can never keep their information straight. You will always get a different answer with them. They are only nice to the students who get duped into giving them money, but if you ask them about your financial aid they get upset as if you are only supposed to be seen not heard. The staff are very unresponsive they do not pick up the phone, return phone calls and do not answer emails efficiently. An example if you ask them how much will it be for four courses and will it be costly. they will answer an answer like how many course do you plan to take. A lot of their answers either don't answer the question, don't make sense or are answering a question with a question. Plus, the cost per credit is very high for the type of school it is. Better schools have a lower cost per credit like schools on the east coast, south and west coast. The President ignores students and doesn't respond to them. Plus, a lot of the staff is lazy. A task that only takes a day or two to complete with take them three weeks. Upon admission they omit a lot of important information to lure you into their program. DO NOT ATTEND THIS UNIVERSITY! THERE ARE BETTER SCHOOLS OUT THERE FOR LESS. CONCORDIA- UNRESPONSIVE. UNREAL.IRRELEVANT.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1282 Concordia Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6516418278

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: csp.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

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