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About Concordia University Chicago


  • Over 5,000 combined undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1,500 undergraduate
  • 3,500 graduate students

School Type

  • Private, comprehensive liberal arts-based university, affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • Co-educational
  • NCAA Division III Athletics
  • Bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees

Concordia University Chicago is recognized as a leader nationally by various organizations throughout the United States:

Educational Accreditations

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC): Member, North Central Association 
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for all education programs since 1962
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (MA in Community and Mental Health Counseling)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

National Honors and Recognition

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education 2011 Almanac Edition named Concordia University Chicago as the second fastest growing campus among private nonprofit master’s degree granting institutions across the country during the five year period 2004-2009.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked Concordia University Chicago as a “Best Regional University” in the Midwest.  
  • Concordia-Chicago was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll—the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement, marking CUC’s fourth national Honor Roll recognition.
  • Concordia is among a select group of colleges named as a College of Distinction for demonstrating excellence in four areas of undergraduate distinction: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. 
  • Since 1988, 13 Concordia alumni have received The Golden Apple Award, presented annually to “recognize outstanding teaching and to promote teacher recruitment.”

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