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Fast Facts

By The Numbers
16:1   Student-faculty ratio
1:1   Students to laptops on campus*
82%   Tenure track faculty with terminal degrees
46.2%   Students graduating with honors in May 2010
49   Liberal arts majors offered
$25,548   Average financial aid awarded to CSP students in 2009-10
$9.9   Million Scholarships and grants awarded to CSP students in 2006-07
1   Sculpture titled "Crowned Column" by renowned sculptor Paul Granlund
8,232   Hours given by students last year to service-learning and volunteering
654   Students participating in service-learning projects last year
15   NCAA Division II sports for men & women
27   NSIC conference regular season and tournament championships
4   NCAA Division II National Championships
5   mins Maximum time required to get to class from any parking space on campus
500   Free printouts/copies students get each semester
11:00am   Time of day Chapel is offered for students, faculty and staff every weekday
118   Years Concordia has been operated under the auspices of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
002347   Concordia's FAFSA code (ACT code: 2106; SAT code: 6114)
18   Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Twin Cities

*For full-time, traditional undergraduate students
Library Resources
  • More than 135,000 items are available to students in the Concordia library, including 72,870 book titles,and 3,065 curriculum titles.
  • More than 7,800 titles in library's children's literature and curriculum collection.
  • Access to more than 2 million items through the collections of member college libraries in the Twin Cities. Concordia is a member of CLICnet (Cooperating Libraries in Consortium).
  • Laptop computers for all full-time, traditional undergraduate students with 24/7 access to vast web resources.
  • More than 1,200 laptop computers in use on campus during the academic year.
  • Student laptop software is upgraded each year;hardware is replaced on a two-year cycle.
  • The current student laptop image includes the Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher,Outlook email, Explorer for Internet access.
  • Founded in 1893
  • Operated under the auspices of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • One of 10 institutions throughout the United States that comprise the Concordia University System
    As of Fall 2009
  • 1,171 Traditional Undergraduate
          For Traditional Undergraduates
    • Students come to Concordia from 42 different states and 3 foreign countries
    • 86% from the State of Minnesota
    • 659 Women, 512 Men
  • 619 Accelerated Degree and Continuing Studies
  • 1,026 Graduate
  • 2,816 Total enrollment
Financial Aid
  • One of the best values in private colleges in Minnesota
  • 100 percent of the freshmen who applied for financial aid received assistance in some form for fall semester 2009
  • Average award for fall 2009 freshmen was $24,500 ($15,400 in scholarships and grants)
Graduation Honors
    Over 40% graduated with honors in May 2009:
  • 14% Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00 GPA and at least 64 credits earned at CSP)
  • 12% Magna Cum Laude (3.75-3.89 GPA and at least 64 credits earned at CSP)
  • 9% Cum Laude (3.60-3.74 GPA and at least 64 credits earned at CSP)
  • 6% High Distinction (3.90-4.00 GPA and fewer than 64 credits earned at CSP)
  • 3% Distinction (3.75-3.89 GPA and fewer than 64 credits earned at CSP)
  • 38.9% Lutheran
  • 22.1% Other Protestant faiths
  • 11.9% Roman Catholic
  • 8.6% Other faith traditions
  • 14.1% Faith not disclosed
  • 4.4% No religious affiliation
  • 62.8% Caucasian
  • 11.4% African-American
  • 11.4% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 4.2% Multiracial
  • .4% American Indian
  • 1.5% Hispanic
  • 8.4% Ethnicity undisclosed
    Concordia's emphasis on service-learning makes specific volunteer projects part of the class requirement.
  • 581 students participated in service-learning projects.
  • 333 students participated in volunteer service unrelated to coursework.
  • Students committed 9,000 hours to service-learning and volunteering in the local community in 2008-09 year.
Study Abroad
    International study or internship experiences are an important enrichment to the learning experience.
  • Approximately 75 students embarked on national and international study trips and internships including to Thailand, England, Mexico and Israel
I.D. Cards
    A Concordia-issued photo identification card gives you access to many on campus services:
  • Access to residence hall
  • Check out library books
  • Access to fitness center
  • Food service at Dining Hall
  • Debit card function gives you access to your student account for use at student union, bookstore or campus laundry facilities.
Residence Life
  • Four on-campus residence halls: Luther and Wollaeger are traditional-style halls, Hyatt Village is suite-style and the Residence Life Center is apartment style.
  • All residence hall rooms have wireless internet, local telephone and cable television service.
  • Approximatly 500 students can live in the residence halls
  • 85% of first-year students live on-campus
  • Wireless access to the web is available in residence hall lounges and rooms.
  • Off-campus apartment housing available for married students and students with families.
  • Five different meal plan options are available for residence hall students in 2008-09; commuter meal plan also available.