In recognition of its affordability, high quality and positive alumni outcomes, Concordia University Chicago has been named to’s annual Best Colleges list, released this week.

“The University is extremely proud to receive this recognition, which confirms the University’s exceptional value. While college costs are rising for many, Concordia University Chicago is committed to offering a high-quality education that is affordable to all,” said Jeff Hynes, senior vice president for advancement at CUC. “The University specializes in combining 21st-century knowledge and skills development with a service-focused, values-based education focused on each student as an individual.” evaluated colleges based on quality of education, calculated using six-year graduation rate, the student-to-faculty ratio and Pell grant recipient outcomes. It also weighed affordability, which they calculated using the net price of a degree, student debt upon graduation and ability to repay debt. Outcomes was the third category weighed, which was calculated by factoring in graduates’ earnings (including earnings adjusted by major) and socio-economic mobility index, among other factors.

In total, assessed more than 700 colleges and universities who met the requirements of not being in financial distress, and having at least 500 students, sufficient and reliable data, and a graduation rate at or above the median for its institutional category. View CUC’s 2020 value-based profile online at