Accreditation and Enrollment
Concordia University, Saint Paul, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The University has been accredited since 1967, with re-accreditation given in 2008. The current accreditation is through 2018.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
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.
Any current or prospective student may request a copy of the documents pertaining to the university’s accreditation or approvals by contacting the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the following programs hold specialized accreditations and approvals:
Family Life Education Programs
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has fully accredited both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Family Life Education. 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
Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
The master of science in Orthotics and Prosthetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). The status will be reviewed in 2021.
Physical Therapy Program
The doctorate in Physical Therapy program was granted Candidate for Accreditation status in August, 2014 by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The status will be reviewed again in 2017.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Teacher Education Programs
All professional teacher education licensure programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1969. The College of Education & Science at Concordia University is accredited with probation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of 2 years, from fall 2015 to fall 2017. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
Additionally, all teacher licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching with the most recent approval completed in 2015 and through 2022.
All graduate programs in education are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
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 2016 Census)
|University Fulltime Equivalent||3896|
|Traditional Undergraduate Headcount||1456|
|Traditional Undergraduate Fulltime Equivalent||1372|
|Degree Completion Undergraduate Headcount||1203|
|Degree Completion Undergraduate Fulltime Equivalent||693|
|Graduate Fulltime Equivalent||1831|