Concordia University-Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN 55104
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Concordia University-Saint Paul is one of the thirty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in an urban area, in Saint Paul.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,817 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 244 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 159 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 55% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students4,817
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 30

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1959 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$650/credit
In State Students$650/credit
Out of State Students$650/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$435/credit
In State Students$435/credit
Out of State Students$435/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $29,250 $29,250 $29,250
ADN 70 $45,500 $45,500 $45,500
BSN 125 $81,250 $81,250 $81,250
FNP 50 $21,750 $21,750 $21,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Concordia University-Saint Paul's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 39% $4,618
Other Federal Grant 12% $1,870
State Grant & Scholarships 43% $5,398
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 96% $7,842
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,577
Private Loans 15% $14,215


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,168
$30,001 to $48,000$16,073
$48,001 to $75,000$15,984
$75,001 to $110,000$18,834
Over $110,000$23,506

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
Concordia University-Saint Paul
1282 Concordia Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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