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).

National Council on Family Relations
1201 West River Parkway, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(888) 781-9331

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
Alexandria, VA

Nursing Programs

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.

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
(202) 223-0077

Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8833

Enrollment (Fall 2020 Census)

University Headcount 5567
University Fulltime Equivalent 4912
Traditional Undergraduate Headcount 1755
Traditional Undergraduate Fulltime Equivalent 1600
Degree Completion Undergraduate Headcount 1788
Degree Completion Undergraduate Fulltime Equivalent 1357
Graduate Headcount 2024
Graduate Fulltime Equivalent 1955