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Concordia-Chicago ranked among Best Regional Universities and Best Ethnic Diversity by U.S. News & World Report


Concordia University Chicago has been nationally recognized for the quality well-rounded education it provides, as well as its diverse student body, by U.S. News & World Report. In the magazine’s rankings released today, CUC was ranked as a Best Regional University – Midwest, and listed for Best Ethnic Diversity – Regional Universities Midwest.

“These distinctions speak to our commitment to providing the best education and overall college experience for our students,” said Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard, president of Concordia University Chicago. “In addition to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, CUC has recently been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, in recognition of an undergraduate Hispanic student population of 25 percent or greater. Students at Concordia University Chicago are diverse in cultural background, faith and ethnicity, providing our graduates with a broad perspective that prepares them well in every vocation and to serve others throughout the world.” 

U.S. News evaluated all programs on graduation rate, student-faculty ratio, ACT/SAT scores and acceptance rate, among other factors. Concordia-Chicago scored notably well in class size, with 79 percent of classes made up of 20 or fewer students. For the ethnic diversity ranking, U.S. News factored in the proportion of minority students and the overall mix of groups in the student body, which produced a “diversity index,” ranging from 0.0 to 1.0. The closer to 1.0, the more likely a student is to run into students from another ethnic group. CUC’s diversity index was calculated as 0.62.

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