About Concordia

Consumer Information

Table of Contents

Use links below to find out more regarding CUC's academics, campus security, financial aid, student services and atheltic consumer information. 


Campus Security

Financial Aid

Student Services





Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the following organizations:

  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    (Clinical Mental Health Counseling program)  

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

College of Education

Candidate Performance

  • Average GPA of teacher education program completers
    • 2012-2013
      • Undergraduate: 3.52
      • Graduate: 3.91

Title II Report

Assessment Summary Report: Education Unit


  • Northern Illinois Public School Districts Median Beginning Salary
    • 2012-2013
      • Bachelor’s Degree: $34,327-$40,530
      • Master’s Degree: $39,192-$45,365

Source: Illinois State Board of Education. 2013. Table 5. Median Scheduled Salaries of Illinois Public School Districts, by Enrollment Size and Geographic Region. Illinois Teacher Salary Study 2012-2013 (p. 3). Retrieved from Illinois Teacher Salary Study.

Educator Supply and Demand in Illinois: 2011 Annual Report
This report is issued every 3 years and contains projections of high and low demand areas for educators in the State of Illinois.  

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Concordia University Chicago complies with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 708-209-3165.

Graduation Rates

Concordia University Chicago’s graduation rates for new freshman students entering in Fall 2006 are:
6 Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Graduation rates disaggregated by gender and race/ethnicity are available. For additional information about graduation rates click here.

Retention Rates

Concordia University Chicago’s retention rate for our first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduate students entering Fall of 2012 returning Fall 2013 was 67.3%.

Transfer of Credit Policy for Undergraduate Students

Concordia University Chicago is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).  Please visit our Course Transfer and Articulations web page.

Student Population Fast Facts

To review a quick snapshot of Concordia University Chicago’s most commonly requested information, please click here.





Campus Security Report

The Campus Security Department completes an annual security report to disclose information about campus security policies, including Sexual Assault Educational Programs, and crime statistics. For more information, please contact the Director of Public Safety at 708-209-3629.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information

CUC’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy is included in our annual Campus Security Report.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

Emergency Response and Evacuation procedures are distributed to all departments and residential facilities within the University. The Emergency Guide provides steps to take in the event an emergency occurs. In addition, employees and students of CUC are encouraged to sign-up for the Emergency Communication Service. For additional information, please contact the Director of Public Safety at 708-209-3629.

Fire Emergency Plan

For specific information on CUC's fire emergency plan, please contact the Director of Public Safety at 708-209-3629

Missing Persons Procedures

For specific information on CUC's missing persons procedures, please contact the Director of Public Safety at 708-209-3629

Copyrighted Materials Policy

Concordia University Chicago is committed to the education of its students and employees regarding copyright and fair use laws. For more information, please contact Timothy Wier, Network Operations Administrator at 708-209-3565.




Federal Pell Grant Recipients

CUC’s Federal Pell Grant recipients totaled 605, which encompassed 45% of the enrolled traditional undergraduate student population in the Fall of 2012. Of these Pell recipients, 62% were female and 38% were male. The recipients of the Federal Pell Grant consisted of 42% Caucasian, 20% African American, 31% Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3.6% multiracial and 1% did not report.

Federal Stafford Loan Recipients 

CUC’s need based Direct Subsidized Loan recipients totaled 900 which encompassed 67% of the enrolled traditional undergraduate student population in the Fall of 2012. A total of 154 recipients, 11% of the enrolled traditional undergraduate student population in the Fall of 2012, received only a non-need based Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

To learn more information on the financial aid available to undergraduate students and CUC’s policies, please click here.

Cost of Attdenance

The cost of attendance (COA) estimates the annual amount needed to cover educational expenses while attending Concordia University Chicago. Several elements besides tuition, mandatory fees, room and board and residency determine the COA.It is important that you consider the cost of books and supplies, transportation and personal living expenses. Loan fees will also be added into the COA if you borrow a Federal Direct Loan to cover your educational expenses. Click here to see the cost of attendance for this year. 




Voter Registration

Concordia University Chicago encourages all students to take part in their voting rights during the political election periods.  If you have not registered to vote, please click here.

Graduate and Professional Education Outcomes

Information about graduate and professional education outcomes may be obtained by the Director of Career Services at 708-209-3032.

Services provided to Students with Disabilities

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, CUC recognizes that qualified students who have diagnosed disabilities are entitled to an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational programs of the College and that reasonable academic accommodations may be necessary. For additional information, please contact our Disability Support Services Center.




Athletic Program Participation

Concordia University Chicago complies with the requirements of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) by completing an annual report of our institution’s intercollegiate athletic programs. The report is available on the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education Web site.

To obtain documented information about CUC’s athletic programs, please contact the Athletic Department at 708-209-3116.