All Concordia University Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Educator Preparation Programs at CUC have been accredited since 1962 by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE) and NCATE’s successor the Council for the Accreditation Education Programs (CAEP). Both Advanced Endorsement Programs and Initial Licensure Programs have been awarded this highly sought recognition of excellence granted to select programs across the country. CAEP is the only national accrediting body for educator preparation which recognizes those programs of distinction that prepare educators against the most rigorous standards.
At the graduate level, nationally recognized programs for excellence include the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with the ESL Endorsement, Reading Education, Master of Arts in Teaching at the Elementary and Secondary Level, and Educational Leadership (Principals).
The College of Business is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and a candidate for the additional specialized accreditation by ACBSP.