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CSU Demographics & Diversity

Chicago, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CSU are mostly Black with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 97% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Chicago State University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Chicago State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 3%
Black 75%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 2%
Race Unknown 12%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 146% more female students than male students enrolled at Chicago State University with a gender ratio of 71% women to 29% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Chicago State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 29%
Women 71%
Enrollment by gender for Chicago State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 764
Women 1,880

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CSU serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Chicago State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 8%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,518 per year

74% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 57.2%
Part time Undergrads 34.3%

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