Computer Systems Institute

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Computer Systems Institute
Established1989[1]
TypeFor-profit college[1]
ChairmanElla Zibitsker[1]
PresidentJulia Lowder[1]
Academic staff58[2]
Postgraduates1300+[2]
LocationSkokie, Chicago, Elgin, Gurnee, Lombard, Illinois, United States
CampusSuburban
Websitecsinow.edu
CSI
 
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Computer Systems Institute
Established1989[1]
TypeFor-profit college[1]
ChairmanElla Zibitsker[1]
PresidentJulia Lowder[1]
Academic staff58[2]
Postgraduates1300+[2]
LocationSkokie, Chicago, Elgin, Gurnee, Lombard, Illinois, United States
CampusSuburban
Websitecsinow.edu
CSI

Computer Systems Institute (CSI) is a proprietary post-secondary institution in the United States. Founded in 1989 by Ella Zibitsker, its current Chairman of the Board. CSI offers a variety of career programs and certificates in Networking, Healthcare, Business career-oriented disciplines, as well as English Language programs. CSI is Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CSI is also licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).[3]

History[edit]

Computer Systems Institute is a proprietary post-secondary institution founded in 1989 by Ella Zibitsker, its current Chairman of the Board. Julia Lowder is the current CEO. CSI offers a variety of career programs and certificates in Networking, Healthcare and Business career-oriented disciplines.[3] As computers starting playing a greater role in careers in both the allied health and business fields, CSI expanded its program offerings to include short certificate and diploma programs targeted to adult professionals employed in or seeking employment in the medical and business industries.[1]

In June 2011, CSI partnered with FORTE Knowledge in order to enhance their IT offerings in the Chicago area.[4]

Since being founded in 1989, CSI has had over 10,000 graduates.[5]

Campuses[edit]

Presently, the institution maintains Illinois campuses in Skokie (main campus), Chicago, Elgin, Gurnee, and an out-of-state campus in Worcester and Charlestown.[6]

Accreditation[edit]

Computer Systems Institute has been licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education and is approved by the Department of Education to provide Title IV funding to eligible students.[3]

Academics[edit]

CSI offers a variety of career programs in Networking, Healthcare, Business career-oriented disciplines, and English language programs. The student to professor ratio is 20 to 1.[13] Programs emphasize hands-on learning, industry current technologies, and preparation for professional certifications. CSI uses a blended learning methodology for its programs.[5] CSI employs 15 full-time and 43 part- time instructors.[2]

Programs[edit]

Tuition and financial aid[edit]

Tuition (including fees) for 36 weeks is just under $15,000.[13] The average completion time for each of the three main programs at CSI is 8 months.[2] 97% of attending students receive some type of financial aid. The average amount of federal student loans received is $7,900.[14][15][16] In June 2012, the Gurnee school will be taking 14 low-income students to do a free, 32 week program through their school.[17]

Campus life[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Academic Catalog, accessed May 21, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "National Center for Education Statistics: College Navigator: Computer Systems Institute, accessed May 21, 2012". Nces.ed.gov. 1998-02-04. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "About CSI Medical, Business, and Computer Career Training, accessed May 21, 2012". Csinow.edu. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  4. ^ "FORTE Knowledge Network". forteknowledge.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "College and University". collegeanduniversity.net. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Computer Systems Institute". skokie.patch.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Skokie Campus, accessed May 30, 2012". Csinow.edu. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  8. ^ "Elgin Campus, accessed May 30, 2012". Csinow.edu. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Gurnee Campus, accessed May 30, 2012". Csinow.edu. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  10. ^ "Chicago Campus, accessed May 30, 2012". Csinow.edu. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  11. ^ "Charlestown Campus, accessed May 30, 2012". Csinow.edu. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  12. ^ "Charlestown Branch". directory.bostonherald.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "IllinoisWorkNet Directory". illinoisworknet.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Computer Systems Institute- Skokie, Illinois: Statistics, Costs, Admission, accessed May 31, 2012". colleges.college-scholarships.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Elgin CSI Campus Adds 3 New Scholarships for 8-Month Career Programs". 
  16. ^ "Scholarship". www.csinow.edu. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "GurneeSchoolSeeks14Low-IncomeStudentsforFreeCareerTraining". www.triblocal.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.