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California State University, Chico

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Degrees Granted 2014-15
Total Degree Awards Chico % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 3,456 4% 86,862 43%
Master's 349 2% 18,372 24%
Doctoral 0 0% 459 2%
Total 3,805 4% 105,693 35%
Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background Chico % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black 52 2% 3,459 32%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 22 7% 310 41%
Asian 199 1% 14,306 37%
Hispanic 644 2% 26,607 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0% 416 43%
White 1,968 7% 28,348 41%
Two or More Races 139 4% 3,753 44%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 337 5% 6,414 44%
Non-Resident Alien 93 3% 3,249 37%
Total 3,456 4% 86,862 43%
in High Demand Fields Chico % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture 159 11% 1,416 76%
Information Technology 126 7% 1,914 28%
Engineering 251 5% 5,567 44%
Criminal Justice 126 4% 2,923 50%
Public Administration 66 4% 1,550 55%
Media/Culture/Design 416 4% 11,183 43%
Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
Chico Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 88 4% 2,330 46%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 136 5% 2,498 52%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 58 4% 1,503 43%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2013-14)
Chico Undergraduates 15,040
Chico Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 7,074
Chico Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 47%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 52%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates 49%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates 45%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2014-15)
Chico Bachelor's Degrees 3,456
Chico Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1,732
Chico Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 50%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 55%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), College InSight
Sticker and "Net" Tuition & Fees
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to public four-year full-time instate undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $8,725
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $30,583
Chico average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $7,002
Chico average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $2,565
Chico "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 37%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center
Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percent of 2013-14 Baccalaureate Recipients who
Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Chico Percentage 24%
State Percentage 53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage 60%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage 64%
Average Loan Debt of 2013-14 Baccalaureate
Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Chico Average $16,340
State Average $19,476
National Public Four-Year Average $25,902
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average $29,657
Loan Debt Three-Year Default Rate (2011-12)
Chico Default Rate 5.5%
CSU Default Rate 4.93%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate 7.6%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate 6.8%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), "The Project on Student Debt" of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), U.S. Department of Education, The Institute for College Access & Success, College InSight, and the U.S. Department of Education 2012 three-year official cohort default rate for schools.
Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients
- PayScale (2015-16)
National average early career median salary of graduates from public universities $44,580
Chico graduates' median early career salary $47,600
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $74,716
Chico graduates' mid-career median salary $89,600
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.