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Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
2,964
Chicago State University overview
Location Chicago, Illinois
Online csu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Chicago State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Chicago, Illinois, Chicago State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,236 prospective students applied, and 1,060 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 157 enrolled in the school.  1,810 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,154 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,056 plus fees of $3,107. CSU is ranked 794 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes

CSU is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Chicago State University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Chicago State University overview
SAT 900/1020
ACT 16/20
GPA 2.98
Applications Accepted
32.8% 
Chicago State University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$7,056
In State Costs for Chicago State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$3,107
Room and Board $8,724
Budget for Other Expenses$3,900
Total One Year Cost$24,587
Out of State Resident Tuition
$14,016
Out of State Costs for Chicago State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$3,107
Room and Board $8,724
Budget for Other Expenses$3,900
Total One Year Cost$31,547

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
21% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Chicago State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 31%
Business 13%
Psychology 13%
Health Professions 9%
Education 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144005 IPEDS survey data for Chicago State University.

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