In the U.S. News & World Report rankings released today, Concordia University Chicago has been nationally recognized as a leader in online education, making the lists for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

“As the University continues to face the global pandemic and the need for remote work, our online programs are more pertinent to the needs of our students than ever,” said Dr. Erik Ankerberg, provost at Concordia University Chicago. “The hard work of our dedicated faculty and staff allows us to provide a high-quality education to our students, no matter their geographical location or life situation.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluated online bachelor’s degree programs, where CUC jumped in the rankings to No. 34, on factors including graduation rates, financial benefits available to people with military experience, student debt upon graduation, and academic and career support services. Online MBA programs were evaluated based on admissions selectivity and reputation for excellence among peer institutions, among other factors. Online graduate education programs were evaluated on factors such as accreditation, accessibility of instructors and student engagement.

Concordia University Chicago’s 2021 online program rankings may be viewed at: To explore CUC’s accelerated online bachelor’s programs, online MBA and online graduate education programs, visit