About Concordia

Fast Facts

Concordia University Chicago is a comprehensive university comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs (the Institute of Professional Studies and Graduate Cohort programs). CUC offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as doctoral degrees.

School Type

  • Private, liberal arts-based university, affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

  • 4-year

  • Co-educational

  • NCAA Division III

Accreditations

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) - Member, North Central Association

  • Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (Formerly NCATE)

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

  • National Association of Schools of Music

History

Founded in 1864 as a college for teachers by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Location

40-acre campus 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, in beautiful, upscale, suburban River Forest, Illinois

For the academic year 2013-14

Total Enrollment: 5,286                              
Undergraduates: 1,604
Graduate students: 3,682

Graduate Students:
73% Female
27% Male
67% Caucasian
18% African American
10% Latino
2% Asian
1% Multiracial
<1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 
<1% American Indian or Alaska Native
<1% Did not report ethnicity 

New Undergraduate Students
203 Females
184 Males
48% White
27% Hispanic or Latino
16% Black or African American
4% Multiracial
4% Asian
<1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 
<1% American Indian or Alaskan Native
1% Not reported

70% of new undergraduate students' home state is Illinois

Undergraduate Student-to-Faculty Ratio

17:1, with an average class size of 17

Undergraduate Student Body

More than 40 states and countries represented

Academic Calendar

Three semesters: fall, spring and summer sessons

Tuition and Fees, 2013-2014

  • Tuition (flat rate based on 12-18 credit hours): $27,044
  • Room and Board*: $8,664
  • Fees**: $744

* Fees listed are based on standard double occupancy for new full-time undergraduate students
** Fees include technology, student activity, green and matriculation and record fees

Financial Assistance

100% of full-time undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance based on need, merit, background and/or academic program.

In 2013-14, the University awarded more than $15 million in institutional merit, scholarships and grant awards to students.

Residential Life

67% of freshmen live on campus in one of our six residence halls, complete with cable TV and individual Internet hookups (most rooms now feature wireless).