Concordia University is a liberal arts university located in Saint Paul
. Concordia University was founded in 1893 and currently enrolls approximately 2,800 students. The institution is an affiliate of the ten-member Concordia University System, which is operated by the second-largest Lutheran church body in the United States
, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Concordia University was founded in 1893 to provide a Christian learning environment for high school students preparing to enter the professional ministries of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The first students were welcomed to class on September 13, 1893, in temporary quarters next to Zion Lutheran Church in St. Paul.
CSP offers a wide variety of programs including most traditional majors. They offer many Undergraduate Majors and Minors, Graduate Programs, Undergraduate Accelerated Degree Programs, Continuing Education Classes & Certificates, and Licensure & Colloquy Programs.
Many of these programs are also offered in an online degree format through the schools online campus.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, with reaccreditation given in 2008.
Concordia University provides faculty, staff and most students with University-issued laptops. Every three years the University completely exchanges the laptops for newer models. The support system for technology at the University is wide ranging. The center for support at the University is called the "Help Desk".
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.