California State University - Chico Rankings

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In the World#863 of 14178
In North America#286 of 2629
In the United States#256 of 2528
In California#27 of 252
In Chico#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
72%
Average SAT
1090
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
76%
Undergraduates
16,164
Graduates
946
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

California State University - Chico Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate72%67%77%
Applicants25,90811,26514,643
Admissions18,7407,52711,213
Freshmen enrolled full time2,5391,1071,432
Freshmen enrolled part time22913

5,456 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

568 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,305 or 90%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 990
or below

75% of them
had 1190
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in California State University - Chico are 990-1190 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
716 or 28%
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

White7465 (44%)
Hispanic5786 (34%)
Asian937 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown913 (5%)
Two or more races902 (5%)
Nonresident Alien516 (3%)
Black or African American461 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native41 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander40 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,955
Students receiving aid
76%

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$2,064$2,064
Fee in-state$2,064$2,064
Fee out-of-state$2,064$2,064

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,323
Combined charge for room and board$11,300
Room charge$7,780
Meal charge$3,520

California State University - Chico Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General68836
Psychology, General25427
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies185
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies182
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General143
Sociology129
Kinesiology and Exercise Science125
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1142
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse1104
Social Work7537
Early Childhood Education and Teaching107
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1022
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician103
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General914
Design and Visual Communications, General91
Information Technology91
Animal Sciences, General89
Biology & Biological Sciences, General808
Nutrition Sciences798
Agriculture, General85
Mechanical Engineering84
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations83
English Language and Literature, General6413
Social Sciences, General685
Game and Interactive Media Design71
Political Science and Government, General654
Civil Engineering, General69
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General64
Anthropology517
Journalism56
Computer Science491
Education, General48
History, General415
Music, General40
Public Administration1520
Engineering, Other35
Engineering-Related Fields, Other30
Economics, General30
Microbiology, General28
Art & Art Studies, General252
International Relations and Affairs27
Environmental Science252
Electrical and Electronics Engineering27
Mathematics, General25
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist23
Engineering & Industrial Management21
Biochemistry20
Geography16
Fine & Studio Arts, General151
Computer Engineering, General114
Spanish Language and Literature14
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General13
Natural Sciences13
Asian Studies & Civilization12
Physics, General8
Geology & Earth Science, General8
Latin American Studies7
Chemistry, General7
Philosophy6
Musical Theatre6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other5
Humanities & Humanistic Studies5
Foreign Language Teacher Education4
Agricultural Teacher Education4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other12
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other2
German Language and Literature1
Grand Total4,184275
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate67%64%70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,126
Citations
65,060

Publication count by topic

Psychology
617
Computer science
259
Medicine
250
Biology
230
Sociology
203
Mathematics
190
Political science
146
Business
144
Engineering
127
Economics
119
History
106
Geography
103
Chemistry
97
Art
80
Environmental science
77
Geology
62
Materials science
53
Philosophy
53
Physics
44

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History668287
Business7805,998
Psychology79920,147
Sociology8013,331
Political science9731,072
Art106772
Philosophy110686
Geography12731,189
Engineering13083,068
Geology13591,065
Economics14611,371
Environmental science15081,788
Biology17348,586
Mathematics17472,440
Medicine17824,995
Physics19541,163
Computer science21252,123
Chemistry26682,350
Materials science2973807

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199044160
199143170
199244224
199340246
199447268
199549286
199643330
199744350
199839451
199948489
200054522
200153602
200252639
200373826
2004621066
2005961143
2006741591
2007691817
2008842146
20091002729
20101022894
20111183115
2012973595
20131134001
20141064402
20151284555
20161574402
20171484065
20181373894
20191684665
20201575307

General info

Alternative namesCSU Chico
Founded1887
WikipediaCalifornia State University, Chico
MottoToday Decides Tomorrow
Colorscardinal red, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff1,644
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

AddressFirst and Normal Sts
Chico, California, 95929-0150
United States
City population86,000
Phone5308986116
Fax+1 (530) 898 6889

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