Chicago State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,056

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,141

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

34.6%

2,618 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,101

62.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

12.2%

51 Graduates

About

Chicago State University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chicago State University were General Business Administration & Management (91 degrees awarded), General Psychology (88 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (47 degrees).

In 2017, 856 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chicago State University. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (500 degrees), 7.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chicago State University is $7,056, which is $-13,677 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chicago State University is $7,056, which is $-13,677 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,141.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 87% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,056

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Chicago State University was $7,056. The cost of tuition at Chicago State University is $-13,677 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,141

2017 Value

1.35%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Chicago State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,141. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Chicago State University grew by 1.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,724

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chicago State University was of $8,724 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0115% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Chicago State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.47% with respect to 2016, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

12.3%

2016 Default Rate

232

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Chicago State University was 12.3%, which represents 232 out of the 1883 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Chicago State University received 2,618 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.83% annual growth. Out of those 2,618 applicants, 906 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,101 students enrolled at Chicago State University in 2017, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chicago State University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

906

Accepted Out of 2,618

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chicago State University was 34.6% (906 admissions from 2,618 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.83%, while admissions declined by -39.1%.

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SAT Scores

56%

Submission Percentage

73

Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Chicago State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chicago State University has a total enrollment of 3,101 students. The full-time enrollment at Chicago State University is 1,942 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,159. This means that 62.6% of students enrolled at Chicago State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chicago State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.6% Black or African American, 7.35% White, 6.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.35% Asian, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0322% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Chicago State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (52.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (21%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (28.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (12.6%) and White Female (9.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chicago State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,101 students. The full-time enrollment at Chicago State University is 1,942 and the part-time enrollment is 1,159. This means that 62.6% of students enrolled at Chicago State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Chicago State University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Chicago State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,066

  2. White

    228

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    215

The enrolled student population at Chicago State University is 66.6% Black or African American, 7.35% White, 6.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.35% Asian, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0322% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 256 students (8.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 252 more women than men received degrees from Chicago State University. The majority of degree recipients at Chicago State University are black or african american (500 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chicago State University is General Business Administration & Management (91 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (88 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (47 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chicago State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (7 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees), and Psychology (113 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chicago State University are Software developers (425,845 people), Other managers (205,866 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (169,398 people), Computer occupations, all other (134,932 people), and Police officers (132,210 people).

The most specialized majors at Chicago State University are Library Science (7 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees), Psychology (113 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chicago State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales managers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Chicago State University are Library Science (7 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees), Psychology (113 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chicago State University are Computer Systems Design (515,471 people), Elementary & secondary schools (431,782 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (358,323 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (258,131 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (238,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Chicago State University are Library Science (7 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees), Psychology (113 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Chicago State University.

Most Common

  1. 91 degrees awarded

  2. 88 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chicago State University was General Business Administration & Management with 91 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 302

  2. 554

In 2017, 302 degrees were awarded to men at Chicago State University, which is 0.545 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (554).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Chicago State University in Computer Science, which is 2.71 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Chicago State University in General Psychology, which is 4.18 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

11%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 2% of students graduating from Chicago State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chicago State University is Female and White (40% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 13.7% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    500 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    64 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chicago State University is black or african american (500 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

7.01% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    375 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    125 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chicago State University is black or african american female (375 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (125 degrees).

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Operations

Chicago State University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.89M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $94k (1.92%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Chicago State University had a total salary expenditure of $125M. Chicago State University employs 59 Associate professors, 54 Lecturers, and 42 Professors. Most academics at Chicago State University are Female Associate professors (34), Female Lecturers(31), and Male Professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chicago State University are: Service, with 69 employees, Management, with 64 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 64 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.89M

2017 Endowment

3.02%

decline from 2016

Chicago State University has an endowment valued at about $4.89M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Chicago State University declined 3.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.45M - Federal

  2. $4.45M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Chicago State University received $6.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.45M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43.2M

2017 Salaries

24.5%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Chicago State University paid a median of $43.2M in salaries, which represents 34.6% of their overall expenditure ($125M) and a 24.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.2% decline from 2015 and a 8.68% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.8M

Instructional Salaries

189

Number of Employees

In 2017, Chicago State University paid a total of $12.8M to 189 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

59 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

69 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chicago State University were Associate professor with 59 employees; Lecturer with 54 employees; and Lecturer with 42 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chicago State University were Service with 69 employees; Management with 64 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 64 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chicago State University was Female Associate professor with 34 employees, Female Lecturer with 31 employees, and Male Professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Chicago State University.

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