California State University – Chico

First and Normal Streets, Chico, CA 95929-0150

About California State University – Chico

California State University – Chico is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate15,614
Student Age% Under 2581%
 % 25 and Over19%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time90%
 % Part-time10%
Race/Ethnicity% White63.9%
 % Black2.1%
 % Asian5.1%
 % Latino13.5%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Race Unknown11.5%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted81%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled22%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800570 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,620
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,780
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid51%
 % Undergraduates with Loans34%
 % Undergraduates with Grants35%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,656
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,138
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,138
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,228
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,228
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,228

Neighborhood Data for the Chico Area

Median Age28.4
Median Household Income$41,632
Total Population85,605
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.7% 51.3%
 Age 0-951.5%48.5%
 Age 10-1752.1%47.9%
 Age 18-2450.4%49.6%
 Age 25-2950.9%49.1%
 Age 30-3952.1%47.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White82.0%
 % Black1.9%
 % Asian4.6%
 % Latino14.8%
 % Native American1.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.6%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,138
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,138
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$827
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50026.5%11.4%4.8%
 $500 to $74951.9%47.4%0.0%
 $750 to $99911.6%29.6%49.8%
 Over $100010.0%11.6%29.8%
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