California State University - Chico: Statistics

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#377 of 2,597 In North America
#340 of 2,496 In the United States
#36 of 249 In California
#400 of 1,063 For Broadcast Journalism
Top50% For 13 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
90%
Average SAT
1070
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
74%
Undergraduates
15,747
Graduates
999
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

California State University - Chico Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 90% 88% 91%
Applicants 19,999 7,896 12,103
Admissions 18,034 6,982 11,052
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,238 954 1,284
Freshmen enrolled part time 78 43 35

1,064 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

15,669 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,075 or 90%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in California State University - Chico are 970-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
548 or 24%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in California State University - Chico are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 7319 (44%)
Hispanic 5864 (35%)
Asian 911 (5%)
Two or more races 904 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 726 (4%)
Black or African American 468 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 430 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 40 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 39 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,892
Students receiving aid
74%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state $5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state $17,622$16,680
Fee in-district $2,122$2,122
Fee in-state $2,122$2,122
Fee out-of-state $2,122$2,122

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,323
Combined charge for room and board $11,897
Room charge $8,201
Meal charge $3,696

California State University - Chico Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 628 22
Psychology, General 326 27
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 205
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 160
Sociology, General 138
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 118 5
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 122
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 117 4
Social Work 74 41
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 115
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 93 17
Mechanical Engineering 99
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 89
Information Technology 83
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 68 6
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 72 2
English Language and Literature, General 63 10
Nutrition Sciences 62 10
Animal Sciences, General 72
Political Science and Government, General 65 5
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 69
History, General 65 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 67
Agriculture, General 66
Design and Visual Communications, General 63
Journalism 62
Game and Interactive Media Design 61
Computer Science 60
Civil Engineering, General 57
Anthropology, General 45 9
Social Sciences, General 42 10
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 51
Education, General 38
Music, General 34
Engineering, Other 34
Health Services Administration 33
Mathematics, General 32
Economics, General 30
International Relations and Affairs 29
Environmental Science 26 3
Engineering & Industrial Management 28
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 27
Public Health, General 26
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 24
Biochemistry 20
Geography 19
Fine & Studio Arts, General 17 1
Art & Art Studies, General 18
Spanish Language and Literature 17
Engineering-Related Fields, Other 16
Public Administration 9 7
Microbiology, General 15
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 12
Physics, General 12
Chemistry, General 12
Computer Engineering, General 7 3
Philosophy 9
Natural Sciences 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8
Agricultural Teacher Education 8
Musical Theatre 7
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 2 5
Foreign Language Teacher Education 7
Religion & Religious Studies 6
Asian Studies & Civilization 6
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 5
Latin American Studies 4
Geology & Earth Science, General 4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 2
German Language and Literature 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
French Language and Literature 2
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies 1
Grand Total 4,017 272
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 60% 69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 59%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,730
Citations
64,392

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
922 / 15,627
Medicine
479 / 9,850
Psychology
462 / 20,323
Business
375 / 10,877
Environmental Science
360 / 10,434
Computer Science
281 / 9,285
Biology
253 / 6,999
Engineering
244 / 5,613
Sociology
199 / 3,484
Mathematics
196 / 3,925
Economics
174 / 1,742
Social Psychology
160 / 12,133
Art & Design
152 / 2,164
Political Science
136 / 1,181
Chemistry
128 / 4,594
Demography
114 / 2,544
Health Science
111 / 1,638
Ecology
110 / 6,488
History
100 / 499
Math Teachers
95 / 1,923
Education Majors
91 / 3,071
Child Psychology
90 / 3,652
Communications and Public Relations
88 / 2,336
Physics
87 / 1,864
Geography and Cartography
85 / 1,420
Public Health
82 / 1,523
Law
63 / 435
Clinical Psychology
60 / 1,409
Marketing
57 / 3,695
Geology
56 / 904
Sports / Exercise science
54 / 1,127
Management Information Systems
54 / 2,951
Media Studies
50 / 232
Archaeology
49 / 409
Environmental Management
44 / 911
Physical Therapy
43 / 1,216
Agricultural Science
43 / 356
Materials Science
42 / 978
Statistics
41 / 1,195
Botany
40 / 791

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 46 171
1992 46 217
1993 42 251
1994 49 262
1995 55 294
1996 47 343
1997 45 363
1998 42 510
1999 55 525
2000 60 603
2001 58 735
2002 64 773
2003 81 1020
2004 70 1291
2005 104 1420
2006 84 1917
2007 75 2131
2008 92 2529
2009 118 3225
2010 113 3389
2011 123 3717
2012 105 4200
2013 120 4618
2014 111 5081
2015 139 5255
2016 170 5225
2017 151 4829
2018 155 5064
2019 178 5709
2020 172 6610
2021 162 7633

California State University - Chico alumni

  1. Adnan Khashoggi

    Adnan Khashoggi
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1935-2017 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    arms traderbusinesspersonentrepreneur
    Biography

    Adnan Khashoggi was a Saudi businessman known for his lavish business deals and lifestyle. He is estimated to have had a peak net worth of around US$4 billion in the early 1980s.

  2. Raymond Carver

    Raymond Carver
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-1988 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    writerpoetscreenwriterauthornovelist
    Biography

    Raymond Clevie Carver Jr. was an American short story writer and poet. He contributed to the revitalization of the American short story during the 1980s.

  3. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Mark M Davis is an American businessman and sports franchise owner. He is the controlling owner and managing general partner of the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL), and the owner of the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). He is the son of Al Davis, the principal owner of the Raiders from 1972 until his death in 2011. Upon the elder Davis's death, Mark along with his mother Carol Davis inherited ownership of the Raiders, with Mark taking over as operating head of the franchise. As of October 2015, Davis has an estimated $500 million net worth.

  4. Blaire White

    Blaire White
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Enrolled in California State University - Chico
    Studied computer science
    Occupations
    YouTubervideo bloggertelevision producer
    Biography

    Blaire White is an American YouTuber and political commentator. Politically center-right, White has been critical of third-wave feminism, activists she views as social justice warriors, and activist movements such as Black Lives Matter. She has been described as a transmedicalist.

General info

Alternative names CSU Chico
Founded 1887
Motto Today Decides Tomorrow
Colors cardinal red, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 1,607
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address First and Normal Sts
Chico, California, 95929-0150
United States
City population 101,000
Phone 5308986116
Fax +1 (530) 898 6889

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