History of CSU

Founded in 1867 as a teacher training school, Chicago State University (CSU) is the oldest public university in the Chicago metropolitan area. CSU is a fully accredited university offering 37 undergraduate, 22 masters degrees and two doctorate programs in educational leadership and Pharmacy through five colleges – Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Education. Our culturally diverse faculty and students come from around the country and the world to join those from the greater Chicago area.

CSU Fast Facts

In 2008, CSU enrolled approximately one-third (30.12%) of all students of African descent who attend Illinois public universities.

In 2008, CSU awarded 10.5 percent of all degrees to black males who attended Illinois public universities
2007-2008 Statistics from IPEDS Data Center: CSU:

    • Ranked 1st among all Illinois public universities for awarding Master’s Degrees in Education to African American/Black non-Hispanics; ranked 18th in the nation (7,126 institutions) for awarding Master’s degrees Education to African American/Black non-Hispanics;

  • Ranked 2nd in Illinois in for awarding Bachelor’s Degrees in Education to Black non Hispanics; Ranked 48th in the nation (7,126 institutions) for awarding Bachelor’s Degrees in Education to African American/Black non-Hispanics.

  • Ranked 16th among all Illinois institutions for awarding Master’s Degrees in Education to all racial and ethnic groups.

  • Ranked 1st among Illinois colleges and universities (84 institutions) for awarding Master’s Degrees in Psychology to Black non-Hispanics; ranked 18th in the nation (7,126 institutions) for awarding Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology to African American/Black non-Hispanics.

  • Rank 1st among Illinois colleges and universities (84 institutions) for awarding Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics to African American/Black non-Hispanics; ranked 3rd in the nation (7,126 institutions) for awarding Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics to African American/Black non-Hispanics.

CSU Annual Campus Security Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Campus Security Report is available on the CSU Police Department website at http://www.csu.edu/CSUPolice/index.htm.

The Annual Campus Security Report contains crime statistics for the three previous calendar years of reported crimes that occurred on campus or on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus.  It also contains information on campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention practices, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other important matters regarding security on the CSU campus.

Individuals can request a paper copy of the report by submitting a written request to the CSU Police Department, 9501 South King Drive O&M Building Room #210, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598.  If additional information is required regarding campus safety and security measures, please contact the CSU Police Department at (773) 995-2113.