Chicago State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Chicago State University ranks better than only 32% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Chicago State University ranks better than only 2% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Chicago State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Chicago State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Chicago State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for CSU Bachelor's Degrees

CSU ranks higher than 32% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 36% $32,250 $27,048 36%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 18% $33,000 $34,704 18%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 27% $37,500 $31,495 27%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 22% Not Reported $33,993 22%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 33% $46,000 $29,685 33%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 59% $37,500 $34,908 59%
Psychology, General 48% $28,883 $29,685 48%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 21% Not Reported $25,967 21%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 43% $46,030 $63,600 43%
Sociology 33% $36,425 $30,119 33%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 43% $41,750 $35,060 43%

Salary Scores for CSU Master's Degrees

CSU ranks higher than 48% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 31% Not Reported $42,235 31%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 2% Not Reported $21,508 2%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 82% $71,709 $67,660 82%
Social Work 48% $62,761 $45,435 48%

Salary Scores for CSU Doctoral Degrees

CSU ranks higher than 66% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 66% $188,924 $117,110 66%

Chicago State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Courtney Osbourne 5/31/2018

This is a great school and its a Historically Black College! I am not sure that I could ask for much more. In the years that I attended which was around 2006, I had some really great professors who opened my eyes to some really important issues. I would recommend this school to anyone attempting to pursue their undergraduate studies economically.

Monica N. Gilliean 8/21/2017

I am a proud alum of the great Chicago State University where I received my BA degree as a student in the board of Governor's Program with a minor in Psychology. I will say that CSU has underwent several transitions over the years, however, the educators there are truly awesome teachers. CSU may get a bad wrap, particularly due to Administrative issues but if you take just one class there you will be certain that the actual instruction you receive is invaluable. Initially, I too was hesitant because of swirling... Read More