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 58%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 2.7%
Five-year graduation rate 6.1%
Six-year graduation rate 13.7%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 48.1%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Masters Medium
Size: Number of Undergraduates 2,352
Endowment Assets $5,038,281
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Net Price Calculator Website www.csu.edu/financialaid/netpricecalculator.htm
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 80%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.03
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 477 (25th - 75th percentile = 435 - 518)
Median SAT Math 527 (25th - 75th percentile = 493 - 560)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 18.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 16 - 20)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 21.2%
In-State Tuition and Fees $9,994
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $16,954
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $24,417
Average Net Price After Grants $11,293
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $5,057
Median earnings 10 years after entry $34,300
Median debt of completers $31,250
Federal Loan Default Rate 10.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 80.3%
% Underrepresented Minority 82.6%
% Black 74.2%
% Latino 8.1%
% Native American 0.4%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 0.5%
% White 2.9%
% Two or More Races 0.0%
% Other 14.0%
% Noresident Aliens 1.7%
% Female 70.4%
% Male 29.6%
% Age 25 and Over 51.9%
% Part-time 34.7%