Concordia University-Chicago

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,944
1.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,832
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.912%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93%
4,296 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,354
25.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.3%
148 Graduates

About

Concordia University-Chicago is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Concordia University-Chicago were General Educational Leadership & Administration (260 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (188 degrees), and Curriculum & Instruction (148 degrees).

In 2022, 1,817 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concordia University-Chicago. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,185 degrees), 4.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $33,944, which is $9,948 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $33,944, which is $9,948 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,832.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Concordia University-Chicago received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,944
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Concordia University-Chicago was $33,944. The cost of tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $9,948 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,832
2022 Value
0.0797%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Concordia University-Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,832. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Concordia University-Chicago grew by 0.0797%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,040
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concordia University-Chicago was of $9,040 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 12.5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Concordia University-Chicago received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.22% with respect to 2021, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.912%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Concordia University-Chicago was 0.912%, which represents 15 out of the 1644 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Concordia University-Chicago received 4,296 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 23.6% annual growth. Out of those 4,296 applicants, 3,997 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93% acceptance rate.

There were 5,354 students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago in 2022.

Concordia University-Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 6.68%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,997
Accepted Out of 4,296

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concordia University-Chicago was 93% (3,997 admissions from 4,296 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 23.6%, while admissions declined by −19%..

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Enrollment

Concordia University-Chicago had a total enrollment of 5,354 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago is 1,368 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,986. This means that 25.6% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52% White, 16.7% Hispanic or Latino, 16% Black or African American, 3.25% Two or More Races, 2.41% Asian, 0.261% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.3%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (20.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by White Male (12.3%) and Black or African American Female (9.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,354 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago is 1,368 and the part-time enrollment is 3,986. This means that 25.6% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Concordia University-Chicago was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Concordia University-Chicago had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,782 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    895 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    854 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Chicago is 52% White, 16.7% Hispanic or Latino, 16% Black or African American, 3.25% Two or More Races, 2.41% Asian, 0.261% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 281 students (5.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 725 more women than men received degrees from Concordia University-Chicago. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Concordia University-Chicago is white (1,185 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Concordia University-Chicago is General Educational Leadership & Administration (260 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (188 degrees) and Curriculum & Instruction (148 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Concordia University-Chicago, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (375 degrees awarded), Education (1,032 degrees), and Psychology (55 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,804,559 people), Accountants & auditors (1,068,695 people), Other managers (834,192 people), Secondary school teachers (542,250 people), and Financial managers (523,846 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (375 degrees awarded), Education (1,032 degrees), Psychology (55 degrees), Business (200 degrees), and Theology (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (375 degrees awarded), Education (1,032 degrees), Psychology (55 degrees), Business (200 degrees), and Theology (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Elementary & secondary schools (3,442,744 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (691,281 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (604,465 people), Computer Systems Design (584,046 people), and Banking & related activities (527,249 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (375 degrees awarded), Education (1,032 degrees), Psychology (55 degrees), Business (200 degrees), and Theology (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Concordia University-Chicago.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 188 degrees awarded
  3. 148 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Concordia University-Chicago was General Educational Leadership & Administration with 260 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

546
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,271
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 546 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Chicago, which is 0.43 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 151 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Chicago in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.4 times more than the 108 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 265 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Chicago in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.5 times more than the 106 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from Concordia University-Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (59.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Concordia University-Chicago is Female and White (59.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,185 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    263 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    207 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concordia University-Chicago is white (1,185 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

2.04% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    838 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    347 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Concordia University-Chicago is white female (838 degrees awarded). There were 2.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (347 degrees).

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Operations

Concordia University-Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $25.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Concordia University-Chicago had a total salary expenditure of 72.9M. Concordia University-Chicago employs 150 Instructors, 38 Professors and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at Concordia University-Chicago are Female Instructor (82), Male Instructor (68), and Female Associate professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago are: Office and Administrative Support, with 84 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, and Management with 35 employees.

Endowment

$25.4M
2022 Endowment
16.9%
decline from 2021

Concordia University-Chicago has an endowment valued at about $25.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Concordia University-Chicago declined 16.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$31.1M
2022 Salaries
6.03%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Concordia University-Chicago paid a median of $31.1M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($72.9M) and a 6.03% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.1M
Instructional Salaries
239
Number of Employees

In 2022, Concordia University-Chicago paid a total of $10.1M to 239 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
150 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago were Instructor with 150 employees, Professor with 38 employees, and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago were Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees, and Management with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago was Female Instructor with 82 employees, Male Instructor with 68 employees, and Female Associate professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Concordia University-Chicago.

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