Chicago State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the CSU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, CSU's tuition & fees is $12,018 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $32,718 when a student lives on-campus.

CSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$12,018
Books & Supplies Costs$2,400
On-campus Room & Board$13,800
On-campus Expenses$4,500
Off-campus Room & Board$13,800
Off-campus Expenses$4,500
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$12,891

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CSU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $57,461 at CSU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $235,343. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $177,733.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$12,891$38,310$25,385
Sophomore (2024-25)$13,828$49,134$35,271
Junior (2025-26)$14,832$63,873$49,002
Senior (2026-27)$15,910$84,027$68,076
4 Years Total$57,461$235,343$177,733
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$13,828$49,134$35,271
Sophomore (2025-26)$14,832$63,873$49,002
Junior (2026-27)$15,910$84,027$68,076
Senior (2027-28)$17,066$111,679$94,570
4 Years Total$61,636$308,713$246,918
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$14,832$63,873$49,002
Sophomore (2026-27)$15,910$84,027$68,076
Junior (2027-28)$17,066$111,679$94,570
Senior (2028-29)$18,306$149,723$131,370
4 Years Total$66,114$409,302$343,018
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$15,910$84,027$68,076
Sophomore (2027-28)$17,066$111,679$94,570
Junior (2028-29)$18,306$149,723$131,370
Senior (2029-30)$19,636$202,174$182,488
4 Years Total$70,917$547,603$476,503
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$17,066$111,679$94,570
Sophomore (2028-29)$18,306$149,723$131,370
Junior (2029-30)$19,636$202,174$182,488
Senior (2030-31)$21,062$274,607$253,491
4 Years Total$76,069$738,184$661,918

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CSU' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $13,542.
Chicago State University$12,018
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,513
Public Schools$10,439$13,542
Private Schools$21,215

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CSU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Chicago State UniversityChicago, IL$12,018$12,018
Auburn University at MontgomeryMontgomery, AL$9,100$19,348
Western Illinois UniversityMacomb, IL$13,661$13,661
University of North AlabamaFlorence, AL$11,220$21,420
Francis Marion UniversityFlorence, SC$11,160$21,544
University of the District of ColumbiaWashington, DC$6,152$13,004
Fayetteville State UniversityFayetteville, NC$3,906$7,906
Jacksonville State UniversityJacksonville, AL$11,952$21,912
Western New Mexico UniversitySilver City, NM$7,657$14,287
Albany State UniversityAlbany, GA$5,484$16,206
Governors State UniversityUniversity Park, IL$10,468$17,980

Financial Aid and COA

At Chicago State University, 1,402 students (93%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,049.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CSU is $20,669 for students living on-campus and $20,669 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 137 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $15,891 and the average amount of student loans is $4,166.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$32,718
COA (off-campus)$32,718
Tuition & Fees$12,018
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,700
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,700
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,669
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,669
Average Financial Aid$12,049
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,40293%$12,049
Pell Grants90660%$5,259
Federal Student Loan96864%$11,417
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid13793%-
Grants or Scholarships13793%$15,891
Federal Grants12887%$5,194
Pell Grants9967%$6,115
Other Federal Grants5437%$1,102
State/Local Grants9061%$5,180
Institutional Grants13088%$8,047
Student Loan Aid7551%$4,166
Federal Student Loans7551%$4,166
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level136136$15,045
110,001 or more1111$15,017

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CSU's acceptance rate is 47.47%. A total of 4,805 applicants applied to and 2,281 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 168 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 7.37%.
To apply to CSU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Formal demonstration of competencies.
Acceptance Rate47.47%39.43%51.81%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)7.37%10.79%6.01%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Chicago State University has a total of 2,317 students including 1,450 undergraduate and 867 graduate students. By gender, there are 720 male students and 1,646 female students attending CSU. The school offers online degree programs and 419 students enrolled online exclusively (18.08% of all students).
Total2,366 7201,646
Undergraduate1,502 4611,041
Graduate864 259605

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered73 Programs
Graduate Program Offered29 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate48.51%
Student Population2,317
Graduation Rate28%
Transfer-out Rate30%
Retention Rate55% (Full-time), 29% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties191 (Full-time), 53 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs586 (Full-time), 73 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$76,283
Average Staff Salary$70,937