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About Concordia University of Chicago
Founded in 1864 as a college for teachers, Concordia University of Chicago is a broad university today comprising of the college of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Graduate and Innovative programs. Being one of the most affordable Christian liberal arts-based universities in the Midwest, CUC is deeply rooted in Lutheran traditions and is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Also, the university is a member of Concordia University System, which is a network of colleges and universities. Being located minutes away from Chicago, one of the most vibrant cities of the nation, CUC helps in broadening the studies by providing the students with partnerships across the US and overseas. Interestingly, students can earn a CUC degree from just anywhere in the world through the growing online programs.
Why Concordia University of Chicago
Funding: Some type of financial assistance is given to full time undergraduate students based on their needs, merit academic program or merit. The university awarded more than $17 million scholarships, grant awards and institutional merit to students in 2015-16.
Students Activities & Organizations: The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement is responsible for managing recreational sports, planning events for commuter students and works with all the students groups of the university. The students are encouraged to participate in group of their interest, thus leading to a holistic development of the students.
Student Services: The needs and concerns of the students are addressed by the staff in the Office of the Dean of Students. The students are offered various services like career and health services. Specialized programs and strategies are developed to provide academic support to the students.
Multicultural student engagement: To promote a comprehensive climate in accordance with the university's basic values, the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE) acts as an educational resource, thus preparing the students to be successful in a dynamic world.
Consultancy for International Students: The University has an office of International Student Advising which helps the international students in their college career in the U.S.
The following accolades have been given to the university:
- Recognized as a national College of Distinction for engaging students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes
- Named for the fourth time to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for volunteering and civic engagement
The university has the following accreditations:
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC)-Member
- Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (Formerly NCATE)
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
- National Association of Schools of Music.
Programs Offered: More than 100 graduate and undergraduate degree programs are offered by the university in business, education and arts and sciences.
- Undergraduate Programs
- Transfer Student Guides
- Graduate Programs
- Accelerated Degree Completion Program for Adults
Advanced degrees are offered in the following areas:
- Online Programs
- Accelerated (Undergraduate) Degree Completion for Adults
- Endorsements and Certifications