Concordia University Chicago has been recognized for the integrity of its individualized and engaging education, again earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. This year the University receives recognition in five categories: College of Distinction, Illinois College of Distinction, Christian College of Distinction, College of Distinction–Business and College of Distinction–Education.

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of detailed interviews and research for each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan, student satisfaction and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes.

“We are so proud to see Concordia University Chicago walking the walk,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction knows that a truly valuable education is not determined by rank or reputation. Students learn and thrive best when they embrace hands-on learning in a vibrant, welcoming community. That’s why it’s so encouraging to find Concordia-Chicago takes such an innovative approach with its curriculum: its high-impact educational practices ensure that the undergraduate experience is worthwhile and unique.”

“It is an honor to be recognized as a College of Distinction, as we have been every year since 2010,” said Evelyn Burdick, senior vice president of enrollment and marketing at Concordia-Chicago. “The University’s recognition in five categories this year once again shows the value we provide to students through service learning, real-world experience, and personalized guidance and support.”

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