FINANCIAL AID RATE100%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO10:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE116
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$18,999
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
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Concordia University Chicago
600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL
Concordia University, located in River Forest, Illinois, began its history in 1855 when Lutheran Ministers Friedrich Johann Carl Lochner and Philipp Fleischmann began and independent Lutheran seminary in Milwaukee. Two years later, the schools control was given to the Lutheran Church, which proceeded to move the school to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The school moved again, this time St. Louis, followed by Springfield, Illinois, then back to Fort Wayne. The school received a stable home, and considers its founding year 1864, when the school settles in Addison, Illinois. In 1913, the school moved to its current location, and in 1979 expanded its educational offerings to become a full liberal arts institution and adopted the name Concordia University.
Concordia University Chicago offers over 100 programs of study for undergraduates and graduates. The school has achieved top rank in education in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list twice, once in 2006, and again in 2010. The school offers a faith based liberal arts education. The school strives to maintain academic excellence in its offerings, constantly refining and reviewing programs and courses to remain abreast of new development and keep curriculums current.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Concordia University Chicago must have graduated high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.5, or have a GED with equivalent score. An ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 930 is also required. Involvement in extracurricular activities is also highly regarded. Student will be evaluated by the admissions committee based on the strength of the student's application, and may require additional documentation prior to making a final decision.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, and veteran/active duty benefits. Students interested or in need of financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Additional assistance and information may be obtained through the school's financial aid department or through the online resources available through Concordia University Chicago's website.
The Concordia University Chicago Cougars compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The school participates in multiple sports for both men and women, maintaining an active athletic schedule throughout the school year.
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Cross Country
- Football (Men Only)
- Track and Field
- Softball (Women Only)
- Volleyball (Women Only)
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Concordia University Chicago accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Concordia University Chicago is about 6,000, with undergraduate students making up about 25% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $32,000-$38,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $960 to $1,100 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$23,374|
|Receiving Student Loans||81%||$5,864|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Concordia University Chicago may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2003)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1962)
Concordia University Chicago is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Basketball (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Football (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Concordia University Chicago by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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