About Chicago State University
On Campus Housing
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Chicago State University is a public university. At Chicago State University, around 53% of the students are 25 and over. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 70% of the students are females and 30% are males. Finally, at CSU around 72% are Black or African American, 11% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity, and 10% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Kanye West (Film Score Composer, Fashion designer), Gerald Ford (Politician, American football player), Chuck Panozzo (Bassist, Musician), and Dennis DeYoung (Record producer, Songwriter). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, CSU offers around 146 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The two popular publications, US News and Forbes, are among the most trusted publications when it comes to the rankings of an educational institution. The ranking of a university plays an important role in helping a prospective candidate choosing the right university. It helps them assess the university's performance based on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. However, it is to be noted that Chicago State University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings by these two publications.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CSU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $30,025. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$51,519 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CSU. At CSU, $8,724 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at CSU. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 30% male and 70% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The financial aid department of Chicago State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $6,161, whereas the financial aid is $12,047. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,906 as well as institutional aid worth $12,047.