Higher Education, Rooted in the Gospel
Concordia University Chicago is a Lutheran university—a place where the Gospel lives and forms our students, a place where students engage important questions and Truth, and a place where students discover their vocations. Our meaningful work is to help them discover their God-given talents and gifts and determine how best to carry them out into the world to serve others.
A Focus on Service and Faith
As a private, liberal-arts-based university, our vibrant, engaging academic community is designed to help students reach their full potential. CUC cultivates within each of its students the ideals of a Christian life with Jesus Christ at the center of all they do. Within that framework, our students seek greater meaning in their vocations as they pursue ways to serve the greater good and mature in their faith.
A Rich History
Founded in 1864 as Addison Lutheran Teachers Seminary, today CUC is a comprehensive university with more than 6,000 full-time students enrolled in baccalaureate, master's and doctoral study. Affiliated with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), the University is one of eight colleges and universities that are part of a nationwide Concordia University System.
Our faithfulness to our Lutheran identity, our commitment to vocation, and our dedication to providing a transformational education within the context of a variety of high-quality academic programs, along with our proximity to Chicago, all combine to make CUC an ideal destination for students locally, nationally and from around the world.