In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), postsecondary institutions are required to provide specific consumer information to prospective students, parents, the general public and employees. This page provides links to selected general information about Concordia University Chicago (CUC), its policies, and its enrollment in a user friendly manner.

  • General Institutional Information - Accreditation, Common Data Set, enrollment, FERPA and University policies
  • Academics and Athletics - Academic and athletic disclosures, programs, policies and resources 
  • Financial Aid - Cost of attendance, net price calculator, policies and resources
  • Health and Safety - Emergency response plans, vaccination / immunization policy, reports and resources
  • Teacher Prep - Performance and employment data

For additional institutional information contact the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness at or 708-209-3121.


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Retention Rates

Sixty-three percent (63%) of the first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in the Fall of 2022 returned in the Fall of 2023.

Graduation Rates

Overall four-year graduation rate for students who began their studies in Fall 2019 is thirty-eight percent (38%), the six-year graduation rate is forty-nine percent (49%).

Student Outcomes

Textbook Information is available via the University's Slingshot Bookstore. 


Athletic Program Participation

Concordia University Chicago complies with the requirements of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) by completing an annual report of our institution’s intercollegiate athletic programs. The report is available on the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education website. To obtain documented information about CUC’s athletic programs, please contact the Athletic Department at 708-209-3116.

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to (will be accepted by) other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The accreditations, approvals and certifications of the University are based upon the University's status at the time of this update. Accreditations, approvals and certifications are subject to review and modification from time to time.

University Accreditation

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia University Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Business Programs

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Education Programs

The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to offer baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. CAEP is a professional accreditor which reviews departments, schools and colleges that prepare teachers and other educators. In addition, the university's education programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Music Programs

Concordia University Chicago is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Authorization and Academic Approval by State

  • Illinois State Agencies
    Illinois Board of Higher Education

    1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
    Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
    Fax: 217-782-8548
    TTY: 888-261-2881
    Complaint Hotline: 217-557-7359
    Online Complaint Form

    Illinois Office of Education, State Teacher Certification Board
    100 N. First Street, Suite S-306 Springfield, Illinois 62777

    Students may provide feedback or register complaints with these entities at the contact information above, or with the Illinois Office of Attorney General at 800-386-5438.

  • Ohio State Agencies
    Ohio Department of Higher Education
    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Link to the Online Complaint System

  • Concordia University Chicago has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) 

  • Master’s - Curriculum & Instruction: ESL Endorsement (TESOL/CAEP)
  • Master’s - Early Childhood (NAEYC)
  • Early Childhood Education (NAEYC)
  • Doctorate - Educational Leadership (NELP)
  • Master’s - Education Technology Leadership; ISBE Technology Specialist Endorsement (ISTE)
  • Elementary Education (ACEI)
  • English Language Arts (NCTE)
  • Foreign Language Education: Spanish (ACTFL)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education (ACEI)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Science Education (NSTA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Social Sciences (NCSS)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: English Language Arts (NCTE)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Physical Education (NASPE)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Physical Education (Secondary Education) (NASPE)
  • Master’s - Reading Education (ILA | IRA)
  • Master’s - School Leadership (NELP)
  • Science Education (Bio. Chem. Designations) (NSTA)
  • Secondary Education: Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Secondary Education: Social Sciences (NCSS)
  • Special Education (CEC)
  • Special Education Endorsement, LBS 1 (CEC)


The University is a member of the following academic and collegiate associations to maintain the integrity of academic programs and operations.

  • Associated College of the Chicago Area (ACCA)
  • Association of Lutheran College Faculties (ALCF)
  • Concordia University System of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  • Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)

College of Education Programs Reviewed by CAEP or Specialized Program Associations (SPA)

  • Chief School Business Official (Endorsement)
  • Curriculum and Instruction, ESL (MA)
  • Early Childhood Education (Advanced Level Subsequent Endorsement)
  • Early Childhood Education (BS)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Advanced Level Endorsement)
  • Educational Leadership (Advanced Level, PhD)
  • Elementary Education (BS)
  • Elementary Education (MAT)
  • Gifted Education-Endorsement
  • Middle Grades Education (MAT)
  • Middle Grades Education (BS)
  • Music Education (BME)
  • Physical Education (BS)
  • Reading Specialist K-12 (Subsequent Endorsement)
  • School Leadership (MA)
  • Secondary Education (BS)
  • Secondary Education (MAT)
  • Spanish Education (BS)
  • Special Education (BS)
  • Special Education, LBS1 (Advanced Level Endorsement)
  • Principal Preparation (MA)
  • Teacher Leader (Advanced Level)
  • Technology Specialist K-12 (Endorsement)
  • Visual Art Education

College of Education Candidate Performance

College of Education Enrollment

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures 2022-2023

Measure 1: Completer Effectiveness Indicators of Teacher Effectiveness (Initial & Advanced Levels).

Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement (Initial & Advanced Levels).

Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Completion Content Test Scores (Initial & Advanced Levels).

Measure 3 edTPA: (Initial Level)

Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired (Initial & Advanced)

2020-2021 Title II Report: The “download a PDF” function for the report is not working. When able, a copy of our 2020-2021 Title II report will be published here.

Effective Date: May 22, 2023

Like many other companies, Concordia University Chicago (“CUC,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) uses cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels and web beacons) (collectively, “Cookies”) when you visit our website (“Site”) and use the services provided through our Site (“Services”). This Cookie Policy explains how we use Cookies and how you can manage them. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about our privacy practices.

This Cookie Policy covers the following topics:

  1. Cookies and Online Tracking Technologies We Use
  2. How You Can Manage Cookies
  3. How to Contact Us

1. Cookies and Online Tracking Technologies We Use

“Cookies” are small files of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer hard drive, mobile or other devices (e.g., smartphones or tablets).

We may use the following types of Cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These Cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of the Site will not then work. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies

These Cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these Cookies then some or all of these Services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies

These Cookies may be set through our Site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites. If you do not allow these Cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies

These Cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other websites and building a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these Cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

Cookie List

For your reference, the following is a list of some of the Cookies we use.

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses Cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with the Site and Services, compile reports on their activity, and provide other services related to their activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any referring website. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt-out of tracking of analytics by Google, click here.

We use Crazy Egg to obtain anonymous data about how visitors interact with us. The data Crazy Egg collects includes information about how visitors navigate around a web page and the most commonly clicked links on a specific web page. Crazy Egg’s privacy policy is available here. Click here for Crazy Egg’s opt-out feature.

We may use Cookies and similar technologies third-party vendors provide to collect information on user behavior (e.g., screens and pages visited, buttons and links clicked, limited information entered, and user taps, keystrokes, and mouse movements). This information enables us to monitor and improve the user experience.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

  • We use these Strictly Necessary cookies for such purposes as:
    • To identify you as being logged in to our Site and to authenticate you
    • To identify which server you are communicating with
    • To allow servers to deliver personalized experience on the website or application
    • To track session status and calculate session idle time

Performance Cookies

  • We may use Performance cookies for such purposes as:
    • To carry out web analytics and provide statistics on how our Site is used
    • To obtain data on the number of users of the Site that have viewed a page
    • To help us improve the Site by measuring any errors that occur
    • To test different designs for the Site

Functional Cookies

  • We may use Functionality cookies for such purposes as:
    • To remember settings you have applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colors
    • To remember if we have already asked you if you want to fill in a survey
    • To remember if you have engaged with a particular component or product list on the Site so that it does not show it again
    • To process requests when submitting form

Targeting Cookies

  • We may use Targeting Cookies to:
    • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with advertisements you may be interested in

Social Media Cookies

  • We may use Social Media Cookies to:
    • To allow you to share our content with your friends and networks

Please note that our use of Cookies may change from time to time and this list is, therefore, subject to change.

2. How You Can Manage Cookies

When you first visit our Site, you may be presented with a banner that notifies you about Cookies or tracking technologies of different types in use on our Site. By using our website, you hereby consent to this Cookie Policy.

Browser Settings

Cookies can be blocked by changing your Internet browser settings to refuse all or some Cookies. If you choose to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.

You can find out more about Cookies and how to manage them by visiting

Platform Controls

You can opt out of Cookies set by Google following the instructions found at this link

Advertising Industry Resources

You can understand which entities have currently enabled Cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt-out of some of those Cookies by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s website or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website. For more information on mobile specific opt-out choices, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Mobile Choices website.

Please note that these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised. Therefore, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.

3. How to Contact Us                    

To contact us for questions or concerns about our privacy policies or practices please email us at or write to us at:

Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law which governs the institutions confidential maintenance of student education records.

View CUC's Full FERPA Policy

Campus Banking Notice

Students receiving a financial aid refund can have it direct deposited into an account at any financial institution including a pre-existing account already belonging to the student. Please visit the Department of Education - Campus Banking Notice section for more detailed information.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) estimates the annual amount needed to cover educational expenses while attending Concordia University Chicago. Several elements besides tuition, mandatory fees, room and board and residency determine the COA. It is important that you consider the cost of books and supplies, transportation and personal living expenses. Loan fees will also be added into the COA if you borrow a Federal Direct Loan to cover your educational expenses. 

Diversity of Federal Pell Grant Recipients

Concordia University Chicago’s Federal Pell Grant recipients totaled 694 students, which encompassed 44.7% of the enrolled undergraduate (both traditional and non-traditional) student population for the 2021-2022 academic year. Of these Pell recipients, 58% were female and 42% were male. The recipients of the Federal Pell Grant consisted of:

  • 44% Hispanic
  • 28% White
  • 19% African American
  • 3% Asian
  • 5% Multiracial
  • 1% Unknown

Federal Stafford Loan Recipients

CUC’s Direct Loan recipients totaled 941 which encompassed 60.6% of the enrolled undergraduate (both traditional and non-traditional) student population for the 2021-2022 academic year. Of those receiving a Direct Loan, a total of 763 or 81% received the Direct Subsidized Loan and a total of 178 or 19% received the Direct Unsubsidized Loan only Please visit our main Financial Aid pages for student loan information.

  FY2019 FY2018 FY2017 FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012 FY2011 FY2010 FY2009
Default Rate  0.9 3.1 5.1 4.6 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.5 5 3.9
No. in Default  15 52 81 75 71 76 61 58 51 59 42
No. in Repayment  1,644 1,650 1,577 1,616 1,815 1,966 1,638 1,690 1,420 1,158 1,076

Financial Aid Policies

Learn more information on the financial aid available to undergraduate students, costs and policies.

Gainful Employment Programs

The following graduate certificate programs are approved for financial aid.

Net Price Calculator

Prospective students are encouraged to utilize the Net Price Calculator. By providing basic information about themselves and their parent(s), if dependent, the Net Price Calculator will provide an estimated net cost of attendance. This tool is made available to help families better understand and prepare for traditional undergraduate college costs.

Disability Resources and Services

The mission of the Center of Accessibility and Resource for Excellence (CARE) is to provide accommodations and support for students with documented disabilities that will ensure their full engagement in university life, both in the classroom and outside the classroom.

Health Policies, Procedures and Services

Security Logs, Policies, Procedures and Reports

Campus Security Report

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is required to maintain records of all security related activity on the campus. The Concordia department of Public Safety publishes a report that discloses relevant information about campus security policies and crime statistics which can be found on the annual Campus Security Report.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

Emergency Response and Evacuation procedures are distributed to all departments and residential facilities within the University. The Emergency Guide provides steps to take in the event an emergency occurs. In addition, employees and students of CUC are encouraged to sign-up for the Emergency Notification Service. For additional information, please contact the Director of Public Safety at 708-209-3629.

Fire Emergency Plan 

For specific information on CUC's fire emergency plan, please contact the Director of Public Safety at 708-209-3629.

Missing Persons Procedures 

For specific information on CUC's missing persons procedures, please contact the Director of Public Safety at 708-209-3629.

Concordia University Chicago signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for the student portion on May 8, 2020. The amount was approved and received on May 15, 2020. The Certification and Agreement for the institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund was signed and submitted on May 29, 2020.  The amount was approved and received on June 2, 2020. The University intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.

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Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the University. While it does give preference to members of the Lutheran faith, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational polices, admissions policies and loan programs and athletic and other University-administered programs. 

Non-Discrimination Employment Policy

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. However Concordia is an institution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and, to the extent allowed by law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. 

Additional Policy Information

University Privacy Policy

Download the University's Privacy Policy (PDF)

Donor Privacy Policy 

View Donor Privacy Policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Notice

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) is committed to protecting the privacy of students, employees, and other individuals interacting with the University.  This notice specifically pertains to the collection and processing of personal data of those individuals who are protected by the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and contains information regarding the types of personal information CUC collects and how that information might be used.

Types of Personal Information CUC May Collect

  1. Student Application—Upon applying to CUC, the university may collect an individual’s demographic and contact information, educational history, test scores, financial information and additional information needed for processing the application.
  2. Enrollment Data—Upon enrolling at CUC, the university may collect an individual’s contact and financial information, housing and meal preferences, if applicable, and additional information as needed for enrollment purposes.
  3. University Inquiry—Upon requesting information about CUC, the university may collect that individual’s contact information and other information relevant to the inquiry.
  4. Employment—Upon applying for employment and/or being hired by CUC, the university may collect information such as the individual’s social security number and other personal information relevant for employment and conduct a criminal background check on the applicant.
  5. Research—Upon participating in a research study with CUC, an individual’s personal information that is relevant to the study may be collected by the university.
  6. Campus Event—Upon registering for an event on campus, CUC may collect an individual’s contact and billing information and other types of information relevant to the event.
  7. Donation—Upon donating to CUC, the university may collect the donor’s contact and billing information
  8. Vendor—To maximize operating efficiency, CUC may need to collect an individual’s personal information to enable vendors to provide goods and services in support of university operations.
  9. Cookies—Upon visiting a CUC website, cookies may be utilized to allow the website to function properly. The cookies are used to customize content, allow authorization and access to secure areas, or to analyze how the university website performs through various analytics tools.
  10. Email—Upon opening an email from CUC, the university may collect time data related to when the message was opened and any links or banners within were clicked.
  11. Feedback—Upon providing feedback to CUC, an individual’s name, email address and other personal information may be collected in order to reply accordingly.
  12. Health—To assist with accommodations, health information may be collected from an individual.
  13. Mailing List—Upon signing up for a CUC mailing list, an individual’s name, email address and other pertinent personal information may be collected.
  14. Publications—Personal information in relation to the publication may be collected from those who submit materials for publication, those who appear in the publication and those who subscribe to the publication.
  15. Surveys—Upon participating in a CUC sponsored survey, an individual’s personal information as related to the survey questions and submission may be collected.
  16. Web Logs--Upon visiting a CUC website, the following types of information may be collected: date, time, IP address, referring site, and browser version.

Primary Purpose for Collecting Personal Information

CUC collects personal data for many purposes, including, but not limited to the following reasons:

  1. To improve university services and procedures
  2. For conducting research
  3. For identification
  4. For marketing
  5. To meet contractual and/or legal obligations
  6. For responding to inquiries
  7. To provide educational instruction

Sharing of Personal Information

CUC may share information with affiliates, third parties with consent, service providers and to comply with legal requirements and processes.  In addition, the institution at its discretion may provide Directory Information as per school policy.

Personal Information Retention

Personal information will be retained in accordance with university policy and state and federal law. 

Protection of Personal Information

The University has put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of personal information that is collected.

Rights Under GDPR

The GDPR notes the following rights:

  1. Right of access to personal information
  2. Right of rectification of personal information
  3. Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
  4. Right to restriction of processing of personal information
  5. Right to data portability (request a copy of personal information)
  6. Right to object to processing of personal information

Contact Information

Please contact the Office of the Registrar by email at or by phone at 708-209-3165 should you have any questions.

Concordia University Chicago Undergraduate Admissions SMS Terms of Service

Program Description
Concordia University Chicago uses SMS messaging to communicate to prospective students important information, including but not limited to: admission deadlines, notifications, and reminders for upcoming events. These messages may be both marketing and non-marketing related in nature. By opting into this service you agree to be bound by these SMS Terms of Service.

Prospective students are given the opportunity to opt-in to SMS messaging when completing their admissions application by providing the mobile phone number and consenting to receiving messages.

Messaging Costs
Message and data rates may apply. Consult your wireless provider to determine the costs for receiving text messages.

Message frequency will vary and may include up to 10 messages per month.  

To stop receiving messages reply “STOP” to [SHORTCODE] to opt out of future messages. If you opt-out, you will no longer receive text messages unless you re-subscribe.

You can also reply “HELP” to [SHORTCODE] for more assistance.

The University and the mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

The University’s privacy policy can be located at the Consumer Information page.

Below is information for students on the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the United States; states include the District of Columbia and the U.S. protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.  This disclosure is being made in compliance with Federal Regulations 34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c).

State licensing boards may have additional requirements beyond degree completion to obtain a license such as supervised clinical experiences, background checks, years of experience, or professional examination. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.  Completion of a CUC degree does not guarantee employment in any profession.

CUC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which permits CUC to offer distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states other than Illinois. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt students from state professional licensing requirements in other states.   


  • Art Education (BA)
  • Early Childhood Education (BS)
  • Elementary Education (BS)
  • K-22 Special Education - initial license (BS)
  • Middle Grades Education (BS)
  • Music Education (BME)
  • Physical Education (BS)
  • Secondary Education (BS)
  • Spanish Education (BS)



  • Chief School Business Official (CSBO) (Endorsement - IL; MBA)
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Curriculum and Instruction, ESL (Endorsement-IL; MA)
  • Curriculum and Instruction, ESL and Bilingual (Endorsements-IL; MA)
  • Educational Technology Leadership (with IL Ed Tech Specialist licensure) (MA)
  • Elementary Education (MAT)
  • Gifted Education with IL Gifted Teacher endorsement (Endorsement-IL, MA)
  • Leadership: Chief School Business Official (EdD/PhD)
  • Leadership: Educational Leadership with IL Superintendent Endorsement (Endorsement – IL; EdD/PhD)
  • Leadership: Teacher Leadership with IL Teacher Leader Endorsement (Endorsement – IL; MA, EdD/PhD)
  • Principal Preparation - IL (Endorsement-IL, MA)
  • Reading Education with Reading Specialist IL Endorsement  (MA)
  • Reading Teacher Endorsement (Endorsement-IL)
  • School Counseling (MA)
  • School Service Personnel (Endorsement-IL)
  • Special Education LBS1 (MA)
  • Middle Grades Education (MAT)
  • Secondary Education (MAT)


  • School Leadership with PreAL -Oregon (MA)
  • School Leadership with ProAL -Oregon (MA)
  • Leadership (EdD/PhD)
    • Ed Ldshp with Oregon ProAL
  • Education Specialist with Professional Administrator License: Oregon (EdS)


  • Principal Preparation: Ohio (MA)
  • Teacher Leader with Endorsement: Ohio (MA)
  • Leadership (EdD/PhD)
    • Educational Leadership with OH superintendent licensure 
    • School Leadership with OH principal licensure 
    • Teacher Leadership with OH teacher leadership endorsement 

Licensing Boards

State licensing boards may have additional requirements beyond degree completion to obtain a license/certification such as supervised clinical experiences, background checks, years of experience, or professional examination. The state licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for an exam or apply for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application. Listed below is a link to each state's licensing board.



American Samoa

  • Counseling - N/A
  • Teacher Education - N/A







District of Columbia






















New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Northern Mariana Islands





Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina  

South Dakota



U.S. Virgin Islands





West Virginia



Career Services- The Office of Career Services serves all students beginning their first year on campus.

Counseling Center- The Counseling Center's services are available to the students of Concordia University Chicago. All services are strictly confidential and free of charge.

Residential Life - As a residential student you will live in the safe, charming neighborhood of River Forest that surrounds Concordia University Chicago.

Student Activities - Concordia University encourages all students to participate in extracurricular activities, to develop leadership skills, to make life-long friendships and to have some fun!

Voter Registration - Concordia University Chicago encourages all students to take part in their voting rights during the political election periods.

Academic Policies

Copyrighted Materials

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Physical or Financial Hardship Withdrawal Policy

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Vaccination/Immunization Policy