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About Concordia University Chicago


  • Over 5,000 combined undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1,500 undergraduate
  • 3,500 graduate students

School Type

  • Private, comprehensive liberal arts-based university, affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • Co-educational
  • NCAA Division III Athletics
  • Bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees

Concordia University Chicago is recognized as a leader nationally by various organizations throughout the United States:

Educational Accreditations

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC): Member
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for all education programs since 1962
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (MA in Community and Mental Health Counseling)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

National Honors and Recognition

  • U.S. News and World Report ranked Concordia University Chicago as a “Best Regional University” in the Midwest.  
  • Concordia-Chicago was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll—the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement, marking CUC’s fourth national Honor Roll recognition.
  • Concordia is among a select group of colleges named as a College of Distinction for demonstrating excellence in four areas of undergraduate distinction: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. 
  • Since 1988, 13 Concordia alumni have received The Golden Apple Award, presented annually to “recognize outstanding teaching and to promote teacher recruitment.”