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How Well Is Concordia University, Chicago Ranked?

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2021 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 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Concordia University, Chicago landed the #1,070 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, Concordia University, Chicago is ranked at #45.

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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 75%, 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 20% 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 600. Math scores were between 500 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Concordia University, Chicago  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Concordia University, Chicago  ( 500 to 560 )
Concordia University, Chicago received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Concordia University, Chicago  ( 20 to 24 )

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Concordia University, Chicago Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Concordia University, Chicago, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

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 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Concordia University, Chicago the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 47%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Concordia University, Chicago

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,588 undergraduates at Concordia University, Chicago with 1,403 being full-time and 185 being part-time.

Concordia University, Chicago Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 87.42 out of 100, Concordia University, Chicago is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.42 out of 100
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How Much Does Concordia University, Chicago Cost?

The overall average net price of Concordia University, Chicago is $16,403. 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 +
$14,242 $14,143 $16,029 $18,714 $21,097

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 81% of students took out student loans averaging $5,864 a year. That adds up to $23,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Concordia University, Chicago is 4.6%. 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.


See which majors at Concordia University, Chicago make the most money.

Location of Concordia University, Chicago

Concordia University, Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution located 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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Location of Concordia University, Chicago

Contact details for Concordia University, Chicago are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7400 Augusta, River Forest, IL 60305-1499
Phone: 708-771-8300

Concordia University, Chicago Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Concordia University, Chicago. Of these students, 385 received undergraduate degrees and 1,514 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
Business Administration & Management 53 $36,100
Health & Physical Education 41 $26,200
Health & Medical Administrative Services 39 $45,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38 $36,900
Marketing 26 NA
Human Resource Management 25 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 20 $41,800
General Psychology 18 $23,900
Criminology 12 NA
General Education 11 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 2017-2018, 3,994 students took at least one online class at Concordia University, Chicago. This is an increase from the 3,448 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,994 3,437
2016-2017 3,448 2,791
2015-2016 3,335 1,972
2014-2015 3,041 2,731
2013-2014 2,664 2,212

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Notes and References


*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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