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Since its beginnings in 1887, California State University, Chico has provided generations of students with unique educational experiences built upon an inclusive learning community of faculty, staff, and students who live, work, and study within a residential Northern California setting. Today, CSU, Chico is a comprehensive university serving not only the local region, but also the state, the nation, and the world, through instruction, research, and public service.
There is a clear and remarkably widespread view that Chico State has a unique and much beloved character that enhances the experience of all members of the campus community. Known as the Chico Experience, it includes a wonderful college-town atmosphere, a friendly climate on the campus, a strong sense of community, distinctive and innovative programs, superior academic technologies, exceptional levels of student support, and the pride taken in contributions to the community and the environment. Over the years, Chico State has been particularly commended for its "remarkable commitment of the faculty, staff, and administration to student learning and student success."
|Total Undergraduate Students||15,316|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||107||1%|
|African American / Black||287||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||29||<1%|
|Two or More Races||685||4%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||1,265||8%|
|Where do Chico undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||<1%|
|How old are Chico undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||13%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||19 - 24|
|Math||19 - 25||460 - 570|
|English||18 - 24|
|Critical Reading||450 - 550|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||76%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||100%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||50%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.24|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||100%|
The cost to attend California State University, Chico varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||25 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||48%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||86%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||451|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||41%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||17%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||84%|
62% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
1% of all undergraduates live on campus
At Chico State, the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is our highest priority. A safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation and collaboration of the entire community. California State University Police Officers enforce all federal and state laws, including violations specific to CSU, Chico. California State University Police Department officers are dispatched and respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at California State University, Chico in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||20%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.||14%|
|Criminal Justice and Corrections.||8%|
|Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at California State University, Chico|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 87%