As a university rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Concordia-Chicago is one of the most affordable Christian liberal arts-based universities in the Midwest. We prepare our students academically, intellectually, practically and ethically for a meaningful career and life.
As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected and increasingly urbanized church and world.
Concordia University Chicago (River Forest, IL), a comprehensive, liberal arts-based Christian university, offers more than 70 areas of undergraduate study in the arts, sciences, business and education. CUC's distinctive programs include one of the nation’s only bachelor of science programs in the high-demand field of microscopy; music and teacher preparation programs long recognized for excellence; and, a range of options for business majors, including arts administration, sports management and other degrees with specialty emphasis.
Small classes are taught by inspired faculty passionate about teaching and student success. More than 91% of CUC graduates find jobs in their fields or pursue exciting graduate study opportunities within six months of graduation.
Faculty and students embrace service learning as part of the CUC experience. Concordia-Chicago has been named three times to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.
More than 1,200 full-time undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students are enrolled at Concordia-Chicago, taking advantage of internships and all the opportunities that nearby downtown Chicago offers. The University offers generous merit scholarship and financial aid; 100 percent of undergraduates receive aid.