It’s tuition in comparison to other schools in the Chicago area appears cheaper, but the truth is that you may end up overpaying for school, staying longer in school, or not even graduating when you have over $100,000 in student loans. The school has a low endowment fund in comparison to other universities, so tuition and the state government are their main sources of revenue. With the current Illinois government budget deficit, the school will keep a competitive apparent tuition to attract new students, fail more students, so they can remediate and make more money off them. CSU-COP is a trauma-laden site. Most of the good professors have left for other schools. In the first year, they will woo you like a new love; even call you to register for classes.