Concordia University Chicago

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Concordia University Chicago is a four-year, privately owned and operated liberal arts university located in the Chicago suburb of River Forest. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. The university has a total annual enrollment of roughly 5,100, which includes 1,500 undergraduates and 3,600 graduate students.

Concordia is comprised of four academic colleges: The College of Education, College of Arts and Science, College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, and College of Business. Through these four colleges Concordia offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education, business and the arts & sciences. It also offers an accelerated degree completion program for adults.

Concordia University Chicago offers distance learning online degree programs at the graduate level. Concordia’s online graduate degree programs, while flexible, are designed to keep students integrated with the university and university resourses.

Concordia supports an active athletic scene that allows students to get involved in team and intramural sports. Concordia Chicago athletic teams are know as the Cougars and compete in the Northern Athletics Conference and are members of the NCAA Division III. Sports offered at Concordia include basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, cross country, softball, track & field, and tennis.

General Information

Admission Office

7400 Augusta Street

River Forest, IL 60305-1499

(708) 209-3100

(866) 462-2873

Fax: (708) 209-3473

Contact: Gwen Kanelos

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
Main Address

7400 Augusta Street

River Forest, IL 60305-1499

(708) 771-8300

Total undergrads: 1,153

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 249

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,067

Graduate enrollment: 3,032


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Greek, Ancient B
Hebrew B
Latin B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Prenursing B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Natural Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Law Enforcement Administration B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious Education B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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