Concordia University-Chicago

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,660
2.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,363
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.15%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.5%
4,786 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,491
25% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.7%
151 Graduates

About

Concordia University-Chicago is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Concordia University-Chicago were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (48 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (24 degrees).

In 2020, 1,908 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concordia University-Chicago. 68.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,200 degrees), 5.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (221 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $32,660, which is $10,130 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $32,660, which is $10,130 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,363.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Concordia University-Chicago received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,660
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Concordia University-Chicago was $32,660. The cost of tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $10,130 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,363
2020 Value
1.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Concordia University-Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,363. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Concordia University-Chicago grew by 1.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,923
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concordia University-Chicago was of $7,923 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.59% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Concordia University-Chicago received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.59% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
3.15%
2018 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Concordia University-Chicago was 3.15%, which represents 52 out of the 1650 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 4,786 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.4% annual growth. Out of those 4,786 applicants, 3,759 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,491 students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago in 2020, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Concordia University-Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 7.08%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,759
Accepted Out of 4,786

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concordia University-Chicago was 78.5% (3,759 admissions from 4,786 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.4%, while admissions grew by 11.8%.

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage
179
Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Concordia University-Chicago in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Concordia University-Chicago has a total enrollment of 6,491 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago is 1,625 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,866. This means that 25% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.8% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.3%) and White Male (20.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,491 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago is 1,625 and the part-time enrollment is 4,866. This means that 25% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2020 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Concordia University-Chicago had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,361
  2. Black or African American
    1,029
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,013

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Chicago is 51.8% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 546 students (8.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 696 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 (1,200 degrees awarded). There were 5.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (221 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Concordia University-Chicago is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (24 degrees).

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 (343 degrees awarded), Education (1,023 degrees), and Theology (12 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,945,239 people), Accountants & auditors (1,068,901 people), Other managers (744,855 people), Financial managers (473,705 people), and Secondary school teachers (441,770 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (343 degrees awarded), Education (1,023 degrees), Theology (12 degrees), Business (310 degrees), and Psychology (64 degrees).

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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, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (343 degrees awarded), Education (1,023 degrees), Theology (12 degrees), Business (310 degrees), and Psychology (64 degrees).

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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 (3,366,866 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (647,712 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (576,219 people), Banking & related activities (515,308 people), and Computer Systems Design (489,556 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (343 degrees awarded), Education (1,023 degrees), Theology (12 degrees), Business (310 degrees), and Psychology (64 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Concordia University-Chicago was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

606
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,302
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 606 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Chicago, which is 0.465 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Chicago in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.37 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 266 degrees were awarded to women at Concordia University-Chicago in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.4 times more than the 111 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 35% of students graduating from Concordia University-Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Concordia University-Chicago is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,200 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    221 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    215 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concordia University-Chicago is white (1,200 degrees awarded). There were 5.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (221 degrees).

2.83% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    829 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    371 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Concordia University-Chicago is white female (829 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (371 degrees).

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Operations

Concordia University-Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $23.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−4.81%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Concordia University-Chicago had a total salary expenditure of $76.9M. Concordia University-Chicago employs 121 Instructors, 58 Associate professors, and 51 Professors. Most academics at Concordia University-Chicago are Female Instructors (61), Male Instructors(60), and Female Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago are: Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, Management, with 40 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.2M
2020 Endowment
5.98%
decline from 2019

Concordia University-Chicago has an endowment valued at about $23.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Concordia University-Chicago declined 5.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.12M - Federal
  2. $36.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Concordia University-Chicago received $2.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $36.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.2M
2020 Salaries
0.111%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Concordia University-Chicago paid a median of $34.2M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($76.9M) and a 0.111% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.64% growth from 2018 and a 4.47% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.9M
Instructional Salaries
272
Number of Employees

In 2020, Concordia University-Chicago paid a total of $12.9M to 272 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
121 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago were Instructor with 121 employees; Associate professor with 58 employees; and Associate professor with 51 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago were Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees; Management with 40 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago was Female Instructor with 61 employees, Male Instructor with 60 employees, and Female Associate professor with 35 employees.

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

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