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)
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.
Concordia University Chicago’s graduation rates for new freshman students entering in Fall 2005 are:
4 Year Graduation Rate: 47%
6 Year Graduation Rate: 60%
Graduation rates disaggregated by gender and race/ethnicity are available from the Registrar’s Office.
Concordia University Chicago’s retention rate for our first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduate students entering Fall of 2010 returning Fall 2011 was 63%.
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 601, which encompassed 41% of the enrolled traditional undergraduate student population in the Fall of 2011. Of these Pell recipients, 62% were female and 38% were male. The recipients of the Federal Pell Grant consisted of 40% Caucasian, 24% African American, 28% Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.5% multiracial and 3.5% did not report.
Federal Stafford Loan Recipients
CUC’s need based Direct Subsidized Loan recipients totaled 1,135 which encompassed 78% of the enrolled traditional undergraduate student population in the Fall of 2011. A total of 195 recipients, 13% of the enrolled traditional undergraduate student population in the Fall of 2011, 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.
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.