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Chicago State University
Chicago State University 9501 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60628 Phone: (773) 995-2000
  • General Information
    About Chicago State University

    Chicago State University , a public, comprehensive, urban institution of higher learning located on the south side of Chicago , strives for excellence in teaching, research, creative expression and community service. The mission of the university is to: 1) provide access to higher education for residents of the region, the state and beyond, with an emphasis on meeting the educational needs, undergraduate through doctoral levels, of promising graduates from outstanding secondary schools as well as educating students where academic and personal growth may have been inhibited by lack of economic, social, or educational opportunity; and 2) produce graduates who are responsible, discerning, and informed global citizens with a commitment to lifelong-learning and service. To accomplish its mission, the university is committed to: • recruiting, retaining and graduating a culturally and economically diverse student body including undergraduate, master’s and doctoral-level students; • employing a dedicated, caring and culturally diverse faculty whose teaching is informed by research and embodies engaging learning experiences that enable students to flourish academically and personally; • offering curricula that address major dimensions of the arts, humanities, and encourage the development of communication skills and critical thinking as well as cultural and social awareness; • providing students in liberal arts and professional programs with broad knowledge, university-level competencies and specialized courses that are intellectually challenging and academically rigorous; • fostering a collaborative and intellectually stimulating community that promotes academic freedom, mutual respect and integrity for its graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff; and • working in partnership with local organizations and agencies active in the region and assisting in the development of socially economically viable and sustainable communities.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 3,371
    Percent Admitted 56%
    Men Admitted 54%
    Women Admitted 57%
    Full Time Retention Rate 58%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 20
      English 17 21
      Math 16 19
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 8,450
    Native American 18.0
    Asian 95.0
    African American 6,600.0
    Hispanic 580.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,836
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 730

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