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Undergraduate Fast Facts

About Concordia–Chicago

Concordia University Chicago is a comprehensive university composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Graduate Studies, and the College of Innovation and Professional Programs. CUC offers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as doctoral degrees.

History

Founded in 1864 by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as a college for teachers

Location

40-acre campus 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, in beautiful, upscale, suburban River Forest, IL

Accreditations

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

For the academic year 2018-2019:

Total Enrollment: 6,005                            

  • Undergraduates: 1,511
  • Graduate students: 4,494

Traditional Undergraduate Facts

Home State

  • 37 U.S. states; 7 foreign countries (Cameroon, China, Colombia, Israel, Liberia, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom)
  • The majority (68%) of undergraduate students are from Illinois, with other Midwestern states like Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio and Minnesota — as well as Florida, California and Texas — heavily represented. 

Students Living in Campus Housing

  • 49% of traditional undergraduate students (64% of freshmen) live in residence halls on campus.

Gender

  • 57% women
  • 43% men

Ethnicity

  • 45.6% White
  • 33.2% Hispanic or Latino
  • 10.9% Black or African-American
  • 4.2% Asian
  • 3.6% Multiracial
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • < 0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Not reported

Religious Affiliation

  • 17.3% Lutheran (LCMS)
  • 21.6% Roman Catholic
  • 37.2% Other Christian Faiths
  • 5.3% Other Faiths
  • 18.6% Unknown

Popular Majors

  • Psychology
  • Management
  • Elementary Education
  • Sports Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Social Work
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Accounting
  • Exercise Science
  • Biology
  • Marketing
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Director of Christian Education

Financial Assistance

  • 100% of full-time traditional undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance based on need, merit, background and/or academic program.
  • For the 2018-2019 academic year, current students are receiving more than $17 million in scholarships and grants provided by the University.

Tuition and Fees, 2018-2019 academic year

Tuition * $31,926
Required Fees ** $954
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Total (commuter)  $32,880
   
Room and Board ***  $9,996
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Total $42,876

* Flat rate based on 12-18 credit hours

** Fees include technology, wellness/medical, student activity, registration and records, and green fees

*** Basic Room and Board Plan rate for residential students; based on standard two-person room occupancy

Facilities

  • Christopher Center for Learning and Leadership, which houses the Early Childhood Education Center
  • Five computer labs (one open 24 hours a day)
  • Klinck Memorial Library 
  • Kreft Student Success Center
  • Ferguson Art Gallery
  • Cougar Stadium/Athletic Complex
  • Eight on-campus residence halls — the newest hall opened in Fall 2017
  • Fitness and Wellness Center

Clubs and Organizations

More than 45, including student-led campus ministries, academic clubs and honoraries, service organizations, and much more.

A sampling:

  • Art Club
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Golfers Association (CGA)
  • Chinese Student Association
  • The Collective (theater)
  • Concordia Entrepreneurial Group
  • Concordia University Dance Marathon (CUDM)
  • Concordia Yarnies Knitting Group
  • Cooking Club
  • Council for Exceptional Children (student chapter)
  • Decapolis Theater Ministry (Christian drama ministry)
  • Dominican Republic Student Association
  • Emerging Latina Leadership Association (ELLA)
  • Gaming Club
  • Grapevine (campus collaboration)
  • Heroes & Friends
  • History and Political Science Club
  • IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (student chapter)
  • Just Sing!
  • Kappa Delta Pi – Pi Psi chapter (education honor society)
  • Latino Student Union
  • Motif (campus creative arts journal)
  • NAfME: The National Association for Music Education (student chapter)
  • Nursing Club
  • Ping-Pong Club
  • Pre-Med Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Saudi Student Union
  • Science Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Social Work Club
  • The Spectator (campus newspaper)
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Student Government Association
  • Swing Dance Club
  • The Unprofessionals Improv Group
  • WCGR (CUC radio & TV station)
  • Women in Engineering

Spiritual Life

  • Daily worship (Chapel)
  • Résonanz (chapel contemporary ensemble)
  • Prayer and Praise
  • Concordia Youth Ministry
  • Ministry to Concordia
    • College Life
    • CUC 4 Life
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Men's Ministry
    • Prayer and Praise
    • Women's Ministry
  • Ministry to Chicago
  • Ministry to the World
  • Retreat programs
  • Prayer groups
  • Bible studies
  • Special worship opportunities

Musical Groups

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Cougar Band (pep band)
  • Handbell Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Kapelle (touring choir)
  • Laudate (women’s chamber choir)
  • Männerchor (men's chamber choir)
  • Résonanz (chapel contemporary ensemble)
  • Schola Cantorum (chapel choir)
  • University Band
  • Wind Symphony (touring wind band)

Athletics

The CUC Cougars compete in NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics, and Concordia-Chicago is a member of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC):

Men's Intercollegiate Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball — NEW for academic year 2018-19!

Women's Intercollegiate Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Spirit Groups

  • Dance (men & women)
  • Cheer (men & women)