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About Concordia University Chicago


  • Over 5,500 combined undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1,500 undergraduate
  • 3,700 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 
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 
  • 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.  
  • Six times the University has been named to the national President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for extraordinary contributions by faculty, staff and students to local, regional and national needs through countless hours of community service and learning. 
  • Concordia-Chicago 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, 14 Concordia alumni have received The Golden Apple Award, presented annually to “recognize outstanding teaching and to promote teacher recruitment.”