California State University-Chico

First and Normal Sts, Chico, CA 95929-0150
California State University-Chico, or Chico State, is a public higher education institution located in Chico, California, about 90 miles north of Sacramento.

Programs offered at California State University-Chico include bachelor's and master's degrees in 43 areas of study and 89 specializations such as Nursing, Agriculture, Education, Communication, and Natural Sciences. The school has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and has specialized accreditation from the American Dietetic Association - Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

This school offers dual credit, distance learning and study abroad programs. Credit toward a degree is accepted for Advanced Placement and life experience. Students have access to on-campus day care.
In 2009 the school opened The Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC) which is known for its environmentally conscious and sustainable assets.


General Information

Main Phone: (530) 898 -6116 Website: www.csuchico.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 638
School Type: Public- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Large (10,000 - 20,000 students) Undergraduates: 14,778
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 1,162
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 62%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 25 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 55


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Transcript
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 460 560
SAT Math 470 580
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 19 26

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 14,361
Accepted 8,935
Acceptance Rate 62%
Enrolled 1,900

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 92% Full-time 8% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 69% Full-time 31% Part-time
Student Gender 48% Men 52% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

58% White 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
2% Black or African American 4% Multiracial
17% Hispanic/Latino 5% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 13% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 42% $ 5,683
Local Grant 36% $4,343
Institutional Grant 36% $ 4,437
Student Loans 43% $ 5,081

Majors & Degrees


Agriculture Operations and Sciences

Agricultural Business and Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Business and Management - - 42 - -

Agriculture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agriculture - - 48 - -

Animal Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Animal Sciences - - 11 - -

Architecture and Related Services

City and Urban Planning

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
City, Community and Regional Planning - - - 2 -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Environmental Science - - 10 4 -

Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies

Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies - - 11 - -

Area Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Asian Studies - - 5 - -
Latin American Studies - - 6 - -
American (u.s.) Studies - - 1 - -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Environmental Science - - 10 4 -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 21 16 -

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Technology - - 63 - -

Computer Software and Media Applications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Graphics - - 40 - -

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 21 16 -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - - 9 -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 110 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 21 16 -

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Technology - - 63 - -

Computer Software and Media Applications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Graphics - - 40 - -

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 21 16 -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - - 9 -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 110 - -

Education

Educational Instructional Media Design

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Instructional Technology - - 6 - -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 57 - -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - - 76 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Foreign Language Teacher Education - - - 12 -
Mathematics Teacher Education - - - 2 -

Engineering

Computer Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Engineering - - 11 12 -

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - - 14 - -

Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Engineering - - 13 - -

Computer Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Engineering - - 11 12 -

Civil Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Civil Engineering - - 70 - -

Mechanical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mechanical Engineering - - 34 - -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
French Language and Literature - - 2 - -
Spanish Language and Literature - - 14 - -

Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Linguistics - - 4 - -

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
German Language and Literature - - 2 - -

Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields

Industrial Production Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Industrial Technology Technician - - 15 - -

Construction Engineering Technologies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Construction Engineering Technology Technician - - 134 - -

Engineering-related Fields

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Engineering Industrial Management - - 10 - -
Engineering-related Fields - - 1 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 86 13 -

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Rhetoric and Composition - - 99 - -

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 86 13 -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - - 217 - -
Humanities Humanistic Studies - - 6 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biochemistry - - 4 - -

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 55 6 -

Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Microbiology - - 20 - -

Botany Plant Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Botany Plant Biology - - - 1 -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 33 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biochemistry - - 4 - -

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 55 6 -

Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Microbiology - - 20 - -

Botany Plant Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Botany Plant Biology - - - 1 -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - - 79 - -
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 69 21 -

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - - 135 5 -

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - - 79 - -
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 69 21 -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies - - 14 8 -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - - 79 - -
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 69 21 -

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - - 135 5 -

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - - 79 - -
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 69 21 -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Religion Religious Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religion Religious Studies - - 12 - -

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Philosophy - - 20 - -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies - - 14 8 -

Physical Sciences

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 6 - -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - - 1 -
Geology Earth Science - - 11 1 -
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 2 1 -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 6 - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Safety Studies - - 101 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 229 36 -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 41 48 -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 10 14 -

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 41 48 -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 229 36 -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 41 48 -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 10 14 -

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 41 48 -

Physical Sciences

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 6 - -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - - 1 -
Geology Earth Science - - 11 1 -
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 2 1 -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 6 - -

Social Sciences

Geography and Cartography

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geography - - 28 1 -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 42 - -

International Relations and National Security Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Relations and Affairs - - 39 - -

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 41 - -

Anthropology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Anthropology - - 38 12 -

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - - 78 2 -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 70 8 -

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - - 78 2 -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 70 8 -

Anthropology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Anthropology - - 38 12 -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences - - 79 - -

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 45 27 -

Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences - - 79 - -

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 45 27 -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 614 49 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations - - 5 49 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 75 5 -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 614 49 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations - - 5 49 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 75 5 -

Sports & Athletics

Yes No
Football
Basketball
Baseball
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