Concordia University-Chicago
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,603
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 700 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

50%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Concordia University-Chicago is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,802 applications and only 2,386 students were granted admission. Concordia University-Chicago is at the #48 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 13% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT930 to 1110
ACT19 to 24
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Concordia University-Chicago's tuition was $29,750 for all students regardless of residency (11% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$19,980
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$29,750
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$29,750
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Concordia University-Chicago's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 44% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,155 (which is 5.6% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Concordia University-Chicago in 2016-2017, was 233, which is 79% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,369 (which is 8.9% below the national average.)

$4,155
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,369
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Concordia University-Chicago has enrolled a total of 5,603 students (1,651 students full-time and 3,952 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,603 students, 187 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 1,530 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,073 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,972 students for distance studies.

5,603
Total Enrollment
187
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 58%

Black/African American: 16%

Hispanic: 14%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Concordia University-Chicago.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 49% 82 82
Education 30% 50 42
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 12 12
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 10 2
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2% 3 0
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 2
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 2
Social Sciences 0% 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 0% 0
Psychology 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

48%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Concordia University-Chicago full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
52%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$31,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Concordia University-Chicago graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,300. Last year, out of the total 437 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 411 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 502 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 447 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,300 $39,000
Employment Rate 94% 89%
Total Graduates 437 502

Campus Location

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