Why Concordia University Chicago?
As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to lead and serve with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected world.
Concordia University Chicago was founded in 1864 as a college for teachers, and today is a comprehensive, globally recognized university. CUC offers undergraduate programs, as well as graduate and doctoral degrees through the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs. The University is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities.
An institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Concordia-Chicago is a private, liberal arts-based university that incorporates Christian value and is grounded in the Lutheran tradition. Our location on a 40-acre suburban campus in upscale River Forest is only 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. The resources of Chicago enrich all areas of our students’ experiences, making real-world connections possible.
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