Chicago State University
Chicago, IL 60628-1598

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,578
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 350 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

58%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Chicago State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,571 applications and 1,488 students were granted admission. Chicago State University is at the #56 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 62% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT860 to 1280
ACT16 to 20

Application Fee

$25
Undergrad students
$30
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Chicago State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,016 and in-state students paid $7,056.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$11,293
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,056
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$14,016
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Chicago State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 80% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,291 (which is 19.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Chicago State University in 2016-2017, was 158, which is 98% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,057 (which is 4.6% below the national average.)

$5,291
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,057
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Chicago State University has enrolled a total of 3,578 students (2,238 students full-time and 1,340 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,578 students, 209 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 2,352 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,226 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 13 students for distance studies.

3,578
Total Enrollment
209
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 66%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Hispanic: 7%

White: 6%

Asian: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Chicago State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 17% 492
Psychology 10% 281
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 8% 228
Education 8% 217 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 8% 215
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 192
Social Sciences 4% 100
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 90
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 88
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 72

Graduation & Dropout Rates

16%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Chicago State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

4%
Still enrolled
32%
Dropout rate
48%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$27,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Chicago State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,000. Last year, out of the total 1,557 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,386 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,682 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,430 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,000 $34,300
Employment Rate 89% 85%
Total Graduates 1,557 1,682

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Chicago State University.

Lake Michigan College
67.8 mile away