Accreditation and Enrollment
Concordia University, Saint Paul, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University has been accredited since 1959, with reaffirmation of accreditation in 2018. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is in 2027-28.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
(312) 263-0456 / (800) 621-7440
Concordia University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA). A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognized 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
To view Concordia's current accreditation status, click here: CSP Accreditation Status.
The following programs hold specialized accreditations and approvals:
Family Science Programs
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has approved Concordia's undergraduate and graduate programs in Family Science as meeting the Standards and Criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. The NCFR provides certification for the profession of family life education. Thus, students who complete the undergraduate or graduate FLE programs are eligible for certification as a Family Life Educator (CFLE). The NCFR undergraduate re-accreditation was completed in 2014 and is in place through 2019. The graduate re-accreditation was completed in 2015 and is in place through 2020.
National Council on Family Relations
1201 West River Parkway, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Human Resource Management Programs
The Human Resource Management programs, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, are aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Both the undergraduate and graduate programs have been judged by the organization as satisfying the core content guidelines expected by the Society.
Society for Human Resource Management
1800 Duke Street
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The status will be reviewed in 2021. http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE
Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
The master of science in Orthotics and Prosthetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Physical Therapy Program
The doctorate in Physical Therapy program at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Teacher Education Programs
All educator preparation programs at Concordia University, St. Paul are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) through December 2022. CAEP is the national accreditation agency for teacher education programs.
Additionally, all Concordia teacher licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching through 2022.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Enrollment (Fall 2018 Census)
|University Fulltime Equivalent||4257|
|Traditional Undergraduate Headcount||1586|
|Traditional Undergraduate Fulltime Equivalent||1437|
|Degree Completion Undergraduate Headcount||1508|
|Degree Completion Undergraduate Fulltime Equivalent||921|
|Graduate Fulltime Equivalent||1899|