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Chicago State University, sometimes referred to as CSU, is a state university founded in 1867. There are over 6, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in this university. Apart from distance learning and teacher certification programs, CSU offers a wide array of courses in arts, sciences, technology, education, criminal justice, healthcare, music and business management studies. There are more than 30 different undergraduate degree programs, and a number of master degrees provided by the university. CSU sports teams are called the Cougars and the official colors are evergreen and white. The CSU wrestling and basketball team have won a number of national championships over the years. The Chicago State University has several well known alumnus with names like Grammy award-winner Kanye West; Dr. Margaret Burroughs, a noted author; Shondra Harris, the first female president of Uribe, Jamaica; restaurateur David Blackmon; and many famous athletes.

Profile of Chicago State UniversityChicago State is in a large city, in Chicago, IL. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Chicago State earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include mathematics, education and teaching, and liberal arts.

Chicago State Selectivity

Chicago State does not admit all applicants.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Chicago State, in 2007, had 6, 810 students (4, 895 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities. Adults changing careers are relatively common at Chicago State.

Student Life
Many students at the school are part-timers. Athletic teams at Chicago State belong to the Independent Great Lakes Region for major sports.

Chicago State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts310general studies, sociology, library science, English, history, liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, economics, . . .
Education and Teaching228elementary school teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, reading teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, special ed, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Therapy and Counselling80psychology, Counselling psychology, physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing
Business and Management54business management, fashion merchandising
Security and Law Enforcement48criminal justice and safety
Science41biology, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work18social work
Media15radio and television
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science
Art Studies8art studies
Medical administration4medical records admin, public health Education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3occupational therapy, parks and recreation management
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences
Hospitality0hospitality management
Contact: Chicago StateChicago State University

95th St at King Dr

Chicago, IL 60628

General Phone: (773) 995-2000


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