Concordia University-Chicago

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,760

3.84% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,980

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.91%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

49.7%

4,802 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,603

29.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

47.5%

144 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 Health Care Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (33 degrees), and General Psychology (23 degrees).

In 2016, 1,749 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concordia University-Chicago. 71.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,231 degrees), 4.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (250 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $29,760, which is $9,600 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $29,760, which is $9,600 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,980.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,760

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Concordia University-Chicago was $29,760. The cost of tuition at Concordia University-Chicago is $9,600 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$19,980

2016 Value

7.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Concordia University-Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,980. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Concordia University-Chicago grew by 7.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,421

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concordia University-Chicago was of $7,421 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Concordia University-Chicago received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.12% with respect to 2015, when 89% 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.

3.91%

2015 Default Rate

71

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Concordia University-Chicago was 3.91%, which represents 71 out of the 1815 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 4,802 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.96% annual growth. Out of those 4,802 applicants, 2,386 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,603 students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago in 2016, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Concordia University-Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,386

Accepted Out of 4,802

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concordia University-Chicago was 49.7% (2,386 admissions from 4,802 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 50.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.96%, while admissions grew by 6.61%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

45

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Concordia University-Chicago in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Concordia University-Chicago has a total enrollment of 5,603 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago is 1,651 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,952. This means that 29.5% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.6% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.41% Asian, 2.27% Two or More Races, 0.982% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.2%), followed by Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (15.3%) and Asian Male (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,603 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Chicago is 1,651 and the part-time enrollment is 3,952. This means that 29.5% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2016 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 66%. 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

    3,227

  2. Black or African American

    881

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    777

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Chicago is 57.6% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.41% Asian, 2.27% Two or More Races, 0.982% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.196% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 235 students (4.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 747 more women than men received degrees from Concordia University-Chicago. The majority of degree recipients at Concordia University-Chicago are white (1,231 degrees awarded). There were 4.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (250 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Concordia University-Chicago is Health Care Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (33 degrees) and General Psychology (23 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 Education (1,225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (121 degrees), and Theology (13 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 (1,971,129 people), Social workers (330,438 people), Secondary school teachers (317,676 people), Education administrators (292,436 people), and Counselors (279,544 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Education (1,225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (121 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Psychology (46 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Education (1,225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (121 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Psychology (46 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 (3,040,883 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (371,372 people), Hospitals (369,682 people), Individual & family services (262,117 people), and Outpatient care centers (213,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Chicago are Education (1,225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (121 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Psychology (46 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. 51 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Concordia University-Chicago was Health Care Administration & Management with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 501

  2. 1,248

In 2016, 501 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Chicago, which is 0.401 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Chicago in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.766 times less than the 158 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 233 degrees were awarded to women at Concordia University-Chicago in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 5.42 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 54% of students graduating from Concordia University-Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Concordia University-Chicago is Female and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

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

    1,231 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    250 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concordia University-Chicago is white (1,231 degrees awarded). There were 4.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (250 degrees).

0.686% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    866 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    365 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    192 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Concordia University-Chicago is white female (866 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (365 degrees).

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Operations

Concordia University-Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $21.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-744k (-3.5%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Concordia University-Chicago had a total expenditure of $61.2M. Of that $61.2M, they spent $29.3M on salaries and $61.2M on benefits.

Concordia University-Chicago employs 134 Instructors, 56 Associate professors, and 53 Assistant professors. Most academics at Concordia University-Chicago are Female Instructors (79), Male Instructors(55), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago are: Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.3M

2015 Endowment

4.03%

decline from 2014

Concordia University-Chicago has an endowment valued at about $21.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Concordia University-Chicago declined 4.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.61M 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. $485k - Federal

  2. $1.43M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Concordia University-Chicago received $485k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.43M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$29.3M

Salary Expenditure

$61.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Concordia University-Chicago had a total expenditure of $61.2M. Of that $61.2M, they spent $29.3M on salaries and $61.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Concordia University-Chicago as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.3M

2015 Salaries

1.92%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Concordia University-Chicago paid a median of $29.3M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($61.2M) and a 1.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.42% growth from 2013 and a 5.77% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M

Instructional Salaries

257

Number of Employees

In 2015, Concordia University-Chicago paid a total of $11.4M to 257 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

134 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

95 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago were Instructor with 134 employees; Associate professor with 56 employees; and Associate professor with 53 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago were Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees; Management with 37 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concordia University-Chicago was Female Instructor with 79 employees, Male Instructor with 55 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

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

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