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Concordia University, Chicago Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Concordia University, Chicago, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Concordia University, Chicago Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Concordia University, Chicago was awarded 280 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is administration of special education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Concordia University, Chicago is ranked #913 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Concordia University, Chicago held the #1,070 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Concordia University, Chicago also holds the #40 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Concordia University, Chicago?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Concordia University, Chicago is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 79%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to Concordia University, Chicago submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Concordia University, Chicago  ( 490 to 590 )
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SAT Math Scores for Concordia University, Chicago  ( 500 to 590 )
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Concordia University, Chicago received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Concordia University, Chicago  ( 19 to 25 )
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Concordia University, Chicago Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Concordia University, Chicago is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Concordia University, Chicago is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Concordia University, Chicago

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Concordia University, Chicago is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Concordia University, Chicago have a four-year graduation rate of 35%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100
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Concordia University, Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,538 undergraduates at Concordia University, Chicago with 1,284 being full-time and 254 being part-time.

How Much Does Concordia University, Chicago Cost?

The overall average net price of Concordia University, Chicago is $16,512. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Concordia University, Chicago

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,097 $15,406 $17,295 $17,820 $20,753

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Concordia University, Chicago, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Concordia University, Chicago, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,410 a year. That adds up to $25,640 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Concordia University, Chicago is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Concordia University, Chicago Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Concordia University, Chicago with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,700 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of Concordia University, Chicago

Concordia University, Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution situated in River Forest, Illinois. River Forest is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Concordia University, Chicago are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7400 Augusta, River Forest, IL 60305-1499
Phone: 708-771-8300
Website: www.cuchicago.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ConcordiaUniversityChicago
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CUChicago

Concordia University, Chicago Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 63 majors graduated from Concordia University, Chicago. Of these students, 331 received undergraduate degrees and 1,453 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 71 $33,993
Teacher Education Grade Specific 37 $42,309
Business Administration & Management 37 $36,221
General Psychology 20 $33,755
Marketing 18 $45,128
Social Work 17 $25,658
Human Resource Management 17 $73,949
Communication & Media Studies 11 $28,598
Criminology 10 $30,771
General Biology 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Concordia University, Chicago along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Concordia University, Chicago

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 5,642 students took at least one online class at Concordia University, Chicago. This is an increase from the 4,222 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,642 5,010
2018-2019 4,222 3,573
2017-2018 3,994 3,437
2016-2017 3,448 2,791
2015-2016 3,335 1,972

Learn more about online learning at Concordia University, Chicago.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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