Concordia University-Chicago

Private, Four-years School Located in River Forest, IL

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How much is the Concordia University-Chicago tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Concordia University-Chicago's tuition & fees is $36,258.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $49,620 when a student lives on-campus.

Concordia University-Chicago Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$36,258
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$10,762
On-campus Expenses$1,400
Off-campus Room & Board$7,650
Off-campus Expenses$1,700
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$34,964

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Concordia University-Chicago for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $158,957 at Concordia University-Chicago. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $211,115. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $117,007.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$37,600$50,103$27,843
Sophomore (2024-25)$38,991$51,846$28,761
Junior (2025-26)$40,434$53,649$29,711
Senior (2026-27)$41,931$55,517$30,692
4 Years Total$158,957$211,115$117,007
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$38,991$51,846$28,761
Sophomore (2025-26)$40,434$53,649$29,711
Junior (2026-27)$41,931$55,517$30,692
Senior (2027-28)$43,483$57,450$31,707
4 Years Total$164,840$218,462$120,871
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$40,434$53,649$29,711
Sophomore (2026-27)$41,931$55,517$30,692
Junior (2027-28)$43,483$57,450$31,707
Senior (2028-29)$45,092$59,451$32,755
4 Years Total$170,940$226,067$124,865
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$41,931$55,517$30,692
Sophomore (2027-28)$43,483$57,450$31,707
Junior (2028-29)$45,092$59,451$32,755
Senior (2029-30)$46,761$61,523$33,839
4 Years Total$177,267$233,941$128,993
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$43,483$57,450$31,707
Sophomore (2028-29)$45,092$59,451$32,755
Junior (2029-30)$46,761$61,523$33,839
Senior (2030-31)$48,492$63,668$34,959
4 Years Total$183,827$242,092$133,260

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Concordia University-Chicago' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
Concordia University-Chicago$36,258
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Concordia University-Chicago and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Concordia University-ChicagoRiver Forest, IL$36,258$10,782
Saint Xavier UniversityChicago, IL$36,840$15,410
Dominican UniversityRiver Forest, IL$37,844$19,500
Judson UniversityElgin, IL$30,910$18,708

Financial Aid and COA

At Concordia University-Chicago, 1,199 students (83%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $21,466.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Concordia University-Chicago is $28,154 for students living on-campus and $25,342 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 336 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,141 and the average amount of student loans is $5,957.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$49,620
COA (off-campus)$46,808
Tuition & Fees$36,258
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,362
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$10,550
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,154
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,342
Average Financial Aid$21,466
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,19983%$21,466
Pell Grants63344%$4,676
Federal Student Loan86960%$6,480
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid336100%-
Grants or Scholarships336100%$25,141
Federal Grants18756%$5,407
Pell Grants18756%$4,708
Other Federal Grants7422%$1,766
State/Local Grants14343%$5,037
Institutional Grants336100%$19,988
Student Loan Aid22266%$5,957
Federal Student Loans22266%$4,818
Other Student Loans185%$14,048

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Concordia University-Chicago's acceptance rate is 87.81%. A total of 5,620 applicants applied to and 4,935 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 336 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 6.81%.
To apply to Concordia University-Chicago, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants5,6202,845$2,775
Admitted4,9352,384$2,551
Enrolled336159$177
Acceptance Rate87.81%83.80%91.93%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)6.81%6.67%6.94%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered But Not Required
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Concordia University-Chicago has a total of 5,354 students including 1,328 undergraduate and 4,026 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,114 male students and 3,972 female students attending Concordia University-Chicago. The school offers online degree programs and 3,582 students enrolled online exclusively (66.90% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,086 2,1143,972
Undergraduate1,438 622816
Graduate4,648 1,4923,156

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address7400 Augusta, River Forest, IL
Phone708-771-8300
WEBwww.cuchicago.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered169 Programs
Online Program Offered80 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered62 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate93.04%
Yield6.68%
Student Population5,354
Graduation Rate48%
Transfer-out Rate37%
Retention Rate58%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties272 (Full-time), 152 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs507 (Full-time), 176 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$34,811
Average Staff Salary$57,795