Welcome to Concordia!
In 1864, the year before the Civil War ended, some enterprising and devoted pioneers in Christian higher education founded the institution which stands today as Concordia University Chicago. Since its establishment, Concordia has built upon the firm foundation that they had laid – a distinctive kind of education focused on serving the Church and society.
Whatever your specific vocational objective, please consider carefully the opportunities provided by a Concordia education, including small classes, individual care and concern, a lovely, suburban location convenient to one of the world’s great metropolitan areas, and above all, faculty, staff and students committed to growth as a community of both intellect and faith. Whether you come to us as a young adult, fresh out of high school, or as one who has accumulated knowledge through previous life experiences, we welcome your careful consideration of our commitments and our offerings, with an eye toward joining us, both for your growth and for ours.
Please consider this my personal invitation to look us over through this catalog and, even better, in person on our campus. Education is a lifelong process, but for any one of us the opportunity to choose a college or university does not come often. It is worth careful examination and reflection.
Best wishes and God’s blessing on your choosing and your studies, in life and in service!
Dr. John F. Johnson
President, Concordia University Chicago
The Concordia Mission Statement
As a distinctive, comprehensive university of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence, and compassion in a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urbanized church and world.