In the U.S. News & World Report rankings released today, Concordia University Chicago has been nationally recognized for its online degree programs, climbing the rankings to No. 26 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The University again also made the lists for Best Online MBA Programs, Best Online Graduate Education Programs, Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, and was included in a new category this year, Best Online Bachelor’s Business Programs.

“These new rankings show that our online degree programs are truly reaching the students balancing their education with full-time jobs, family or both,” says Dr. Erik Ankerberg, provost at Concordia University Chicago. “Our flexible programs provide access to top-quality instructors from around the world, who offer diverse and practical perspectives, and keep students challenged and engaged.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluated online bachelor’s degree programs 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, and other factors. Online graduate education programs were evaluated on factors such as accreditation, accessibility of instructors and student engagement.

Concordia University Chicago’s 2022 online program rankings may be viewed at: To explore CUC’s accelerated online bachelor’s programs, online MBA and online graduate education programs, visit