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Chicago State University (CSU)

9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL

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Chicago State University is a public college that has many majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Chicago, Illinois, in a predominantly urban area. Approximately 7,400 students are enrolled yearly at CSU.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Most students accepted to CSU score in a range of 16 - 19 on the ACT exam. Chicago State University admits roughly 40 percent of students applying yearly. Of those admitted, nearly 29 percent attended the school. More information regarding admissions can be found at csu.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs approximately $10,000 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $17,000 for the year. This school may provide financial aid for students that are eligible by way of grants and loans.

The Chicago State University "Cougars" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students may visit the CSU website to get a complete list of areas of study, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates CSU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Chicago State University is about 4,800. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 4% enrolling as graduate students and 73% as undergraduate students.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $7,100-$8,500
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $14,000-$16,820
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $290-$350 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $580-$700 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $10,000, the cost includes nineteen meals each week
  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$9,121
Receiving Student Loans100%$6,421
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Chicago State University may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of CSU is close to 21%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years4%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

CSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Chicago State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
21.18%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
11:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
10

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,784