Chicago State University: Ranking & Review

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3 162 474
Top 3%

Chicago State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate78%73%81%
Enrolled undergraduates1404892
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,1011,0322,069

1,038 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

204 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $25. Application fee for graduates - $30.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores28
Percent of students submitting SAT scores20%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores127
Percent of students submitting ACT scores91%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Chicago State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,676 $31,636
Off-campus $24,676 $31,636
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $8,724 and other expenses per full academic year.

Chicago State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 330 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $7,056 $14,016
Fees for full-time undergraduates $3,196 $3,196
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $294 $584
Tuition for Full-time graduates $5,580 $10,782
Fees for full-time graduates $3,196 $3,196
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $310 $599

Programs and Degrees

Health Professions and Related Programs 58 27 72 157
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 8 144 152
Psychology 88 22 110
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 91 91
Education 31 45 6 82
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 47 14 61
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 28 28
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 24 2 26
Social Sciences 21 4 25
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 25 25
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 19 19
Physical Sciences 10 10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9 9
English Language and Literature & Letters 7 2 9
Mathematics and Statistics 5 4 9
Visual and Performing Arts 8 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7 7
Library Science 7 7
History 3 2 5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 5 5
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 2
Grand Total46830178847

A total of 468 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Chicago State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 379 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate13%17%11%
  • Full-time retention rate - 61%
  • Part-time retention rate - 60%

General info

Alternative namesCSU
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff623
Instructional FTE214
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, Illinois, 60628-1598
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Fax+1 (773) 995 3820

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