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Academic Focus

Focused Attention from Caring Faculty
At Concordia University, your professors know you by name, greet you in that hallways and help you plan your future. In fact, you're assigned a faculty advisor as soon as you arrive on campus so that you have someone to turn to for advice about classes and careers.

With a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, our small class sizes allow you greater interaction, more individualized attention and the chance to develop meaningful relationships with faculty members - the kind of connections that can shape your life.

    Nearly Half Our Students Graduate With Honors
  • 17% Summa Cum Laude (3.8-4.0 GPA)
  • 17% Magna Cum Laude (3.6-3.79 GPA)
  • 14% Cum Laude (3.40-3.59 GPA)
    Academic Partnerships
  • Concordia is home to the Research Institute of Biosciences, an independent, non-for-profit center dedicated to providing collaborative research opportunities for local undergraduate students and faculty. The center benefits the region and national through research and training in science and technology.
  • Founded in 2005, the Center for Hmong Studies is a resource for research and information on Hmong scholarship, culture, language and history.
  • The Hoffmann Institute (formerly OHSCO) is a unique organization devoted to preparing professional outreach workers. In partnership with The Hoffmann Institute, Concordia University, St. Paul is the only institution in the Concordia University System offering the Director of Christian Outreach major. Concordia also offers a unique online master's program in Christian Outreach.
  • The Southeast Asian Teacher (SEAT) Licensure Program is a baccalaureate degree/teacher licensure program for culturally and linguistically diverse paraprofessionals and non-licensed teachers employed in Minnesota school districts. A public-private partnership between Concordia and the State of Minnesota, SEAT provides a circle of support to students who reflect the diverse student populations of urban and urban-like schools.