Concordia University Irvine Ranks as a "Best College" Again in 2021 Listing

U.S. News & World Report Names CUI as a “Top Tier” Regional University in 2021 College Rankings

IRVINE, CA (September 17, 2020)Concordia University Irvine (CUI) ranked 49th in the 2021 Best Regional Universities West rankings according to U.S. News & World Report annual rankings released this week.

In addition to being named a “Top Tier” Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, Concordia University Irvine also ranked in other categories. CUI moved up in ranking to 24th in the Best Value Schools category in the West. Best value schools are considered universities that offer students the best value by taking into account a school’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance. Concordia Irvine also ranked 29th in the Best Colleges for Veterans category and 93rd in the Top Performers for Social Mobility.

About 3,000 four-year universities—public and private—in the United States are ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report nationally. The rankings, which evaluate college and universities on more than a dozen measures of academic quality—including retention and graduation rates, class sizes, faculty resources, student-to-faculty ratio, and more—are split into four regions—North, South, Midwest, and West.

Best Regional Universities offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with some Ph.D. programs. U.S. News & World Report has been ranking colleges and universities across the United States for over 30 years. With more than 15 measures of academic quality, the web version of US News 2021 Best Colleges provides data-driven information and guidance to help prospective students and their families understand their higher education options.

About Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a non-profit Christian liberal arts university governed by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). Preparing students for their vocations—their callings in life—Concordia offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs through its six schools—Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Christ College, Education, Health & Human Sciences, and the Townsend Institute. Nationally, its undergraduate core curriculum program, Enduring Questions & Ideas, has earned public recognition. Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. The only NCAA DII university in Orange County, Concordia enrolls about 4,000 students annually, and is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

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