College Profile: Concordia Seminary

 
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Concordia Seminary is located in Clayton, Missouri, an inner-ring suburb on the western border of St. Louis, Missouri. The institution's primary mission is to train pastors, deaconesses, missionaries, chaplains, and church leaders for the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). The current president of the seminary is the Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer. Concordia Seminary is the oldest Lutheran seminary, and one of the largest Seminaries in the United States. Founded in 1839, the seminary initially resided in Perry County, Missouri. In 1849 it was moved to St. Louis, and in 1926 the current campus was built. Concordia shares the duty of clerical training for the LCMS with Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The St. Louis institution was at one time considered the "theoretical" (i.e., academic) seminary of the LCMS while Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne was considered the "practical" seminary, although those distinctions are no longer widely recognized. Concordia Seminary currently offers a Master of Divinity degree leading to ordination, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The seminary is considered theologically conservative, as it does not train women for ordination, and also promotes a historical-grammatical interpretation of the Bible. It is an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The radio station KFUO-AM 850 has its studios and transmitter tower on the campus; for many years the nationally-broadcast Lutheran Hour originated from this LCMS radio station.
 
801 Seminary Place
Saint Louis, MO
63105-3196
314-505-7000 (general)
314-505-7202 (financial aid)
314-505-7222 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Quarter
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Concordia Seminary Website
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
937 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants271 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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