Why Concordia-Chicago?

Concordia University Chicago was founded in 1864 as a college for teachers and today is a comprehensive university comprising the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies and College of Innovation and Professional Programs. An institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Concordia-Chicago is a private, liberal arts-based university that incorporates Christian values and is grounded in the Lutheran tradition.

With an enrollment of approximately 4,300 graduate students, an eminent faculty, and an 11:1 graduate-student-to-faculty ratio, CUC is a preferred destination for students seeking an academic experience and credential that will help them achieve their personal and professional goals. 90% of CUC students are employed or enrolled in graduate programs within six months of graduation. 

Concordia University Chicago is a leader in graduate and undergraduate education. Our accredited, highly ranked, on-campus, cohort and online degree, endorsement and certificate programs can help you achieve your educational and career goals.


  • Best Regional University – Midwest (2018), Rank #75, U.S. News and World Report

  • Best Value Schools – Regional Universities Midwest (09/17), Rank #47, U.S. News and World Report

  • Best Ethnic Diversity – Regional Universities Midwest 2018 (09/17), Rank #10,U.S. News and World Report

  • Best Online Graduate Education Programs (01/18), Rank #88, U.S. News and World Report

  • Best Online MBA Programs (01/18), Rank #189, U.S. News and World Report

  • Midwest Colleges – Best Bang for the Buck (03/16), Rank #41 of all Midwest colleges, Washington Monthly
  • College of Distinction 2018-2019

  • Illinois College of Distinction 2018-2019

  • Christian College of Distinction 2018-2019
  • Business College of Distinction 2018-2019
  • Education College of Distinction 2018-2019



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