Chicago State University

We call this school a "college dropout factory" because very few students who enroll complete a bachelor's degree within six years, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low graduation rate. This college may not be the best option for you. Use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that fit your needs and have higher graduation rates.

General Information

Website www.csu.edu
Address 9501 S. King Drive
City Chicago
State IL
Zip 60628-1598
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 52%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 2.4%
Five-year graduation rate 9.6%
Six-year graduation rate 12.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 51.9%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Masters Medium
Size: Number of Undergraduates 2,029
Endowment Assets $4,885,973
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website www.csu.edu/financialaid/netpricecalculator.htm
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 44%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.03
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 495 (25th - 75th percentile = 400 - 590)
Median SAT Math 575 (25th - 75th percentile = 460 - 690)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 18.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 16 - 20)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 57.9%
In-State Tuition and Fees $10,252
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $17,212
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $24,891
Average Net Price After Grants $11,141
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $5,815
Median earnings 10 years after entry $33,800
Median debt of completers $31,862
Federal Loan Default Rate 12.0%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 72.4%
% Underrepresented Minority 81.5%
% Black 72.9%
% Latino 8.3%
% Native American 0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 0.5%
% White 3.7%
% Two or More Races 0.0%
% Other 14.3%
% Noresident Aliens 2.4%
% Female 69.7%
% Male 30.3%
% Age 25 and Over 54.6%
% Part-time 37.8%