College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, CSU is ranked #1,830 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CSU held the #2,008 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
CSU also holds the #78 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.
Chicago State University has an acceptance rate of 47%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for CSU.
The student to faculty ratio at CSU is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Chicago State University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 41% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Chicago State University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at CSU is 7%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,685 undergraduates at CSU with 1,086 being full-time and 599 being part-time.
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSU, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $3,945 a year. That adds up to $15,780 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at CSU is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
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|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||42||$35,049|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||37||$28,460|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||32||$31,389|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||18||NA|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||10||NA|
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2020-2021, 1,266 students took at least one online class at Chicago State University. This is an increase from the 1,215 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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