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IPEDS ID: 110538
OPE ID: 00114600
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California State University-Chico
First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 95929
General information:  (530) 898-6116
Website:  www.csuchico.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,287 (16,081 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  26 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty500455
Instructional500455
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-78
Instructional-63
Research-15
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,890$6,972$7,002$7,0220.3%
Out-of-state$18,050$18,132$18,162$18,1820.1%
Books and supplies$1,666$1,710$1,746$1,7641.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,118$11,208$11,208$12,2349.2%
Other$3,868$2,472$2,458$2,4760.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,962$10,962$10,962$10,9960.3%
Other$3,868$2,472$2,458$2,4760.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,868$2,472$2,458$2,4760.7%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$23,542$22,362$22,414$23,4964.8%
Off Campus$23,386$22,116$22,168$22,2580.4%
Off Campus with Family$12,424$11,154$11,206$11,2620.5%
Out-of-state
On Campus$34,702$33,522$33,574$34,6563.2%
Off Campus$34,546$33,276$33,328$33,4180.3%
Off Campus with Family$23,584$22,314$22,366$22,4220.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$6,738
In-state fees$1,550
Out-of-state tuition$15,666
Out-of-state fees$1,550
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,57768%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,23253%$12,096,107$9,818
Federal grants98142%$4,717,097$4,808
Pell grants97442%$4,512,055$4,633
Other federal grants1667%$205,042$1,235
State/local government grant or scholarships90439%$2,701,414$2,988
Institutional grants or scholarships86737%$4,677,596$5,395
Student loan aid1,12949%$6,049,310$5,358
Federal student loans1,12148%$5,592,259$4,989
Other student loans432%$457,051$10,629
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,50949%$69,166,521$9,211
Pell grants6,46142%$28,879,318$4,470
Federal student loans7,01846%$41,788,725$5,955
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$12,287$12,836$11,781
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,479$9,956$8,691
$30,001 – $48,000$11,417$11,944$10,221
$48,001 – $75,000$16,205$16,525$14,625
$75,001 – $110,000$21,529$21,520$19,750
$110,001 and more$22,164$22,604$21,371
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment17,287
Undergraduate enrollment16,081
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,460
Graduate enrollment1,206
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 26%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 32%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 67%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants21,4959,02912,466
Percent admitted71%69%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%21%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2,67791%
ACT1,15839%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading440550
SAT Math440550
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1724
ACT Math1824
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 58%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
Transfer-out rate: 5%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 17%
6-year: 57%
8-year: 61%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 53%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 56%
Asian: 55%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 45%
White: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
Non-resident alien: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations51-
Agricultural Business and Management, General0-
Agriculture, General570
Animal Sciences, General51-
Category total1590
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-1
Category total-1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization4-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other8-
Latin American Studies6-
Category total18-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry8-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General417
Botany/Plant Biology-1
Microbiology, General18-
Category total678
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General55722
Category total55722
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism54-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1063
Category total1603
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Graphics0-
Computer Science2711
Information Technology89-
Category total11611
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education-4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching74-
Education, General-47
Educational/Instructional Technology00
Foreign Language Teacher Education-10
Mathematics Teacher Education54
Category total7965
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General62-
Computer Engineering, General107
Electrical and Electronics Engineering22-
Engineering, Other25-
Mechanical Engineering45-
Category total1647
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician46-
Engineering/Industrial Management16-
Engineering-Related Fields, Other24-
Industrial Technology/Technician1-
Category total87-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General7014
Rhetoric and Composition0-
Category total7014
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3-
German Language and Literature2-
Linguistics0-
Spanish Language and Literature17-
Category total22-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General6623
Dietetics/Dietitian674
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General99-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1054d
Category total33731d
History
History, General557
Category total557
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies126-
Category total126-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies9-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies151d-
Category total160d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General23-
Category total23-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other03
Natural Sciences11-
Category total113
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science284
Category total284
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General6017
Kinesiology and Exercise Science117-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1131
Category total29018
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy7-
Religion/Religious Studies4-
Category total11-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General9-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other07
Geology/Earth Science, General12-
Physics, General9-
Category total307
Psychology
Psychology, General22625
Category total22625
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration1418
Social Work5276
Category total6694
Social Sciences
Anthropology4310
Economics, General35-
Geography140
International Relations and Affairs24-
Political Science and Government, General5810
Social Sciences, General57d5
Sociology107d-
Category total338d25
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General240
Design and Visual Communications, General101-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7-
Fine/Studio Arts, General164
Game and Interactive Media Design53-
Music, General210
Music, Other27-
Musical Theatre7-
Category total2564
Grand total3,456349
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 329
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 26
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,247
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,192
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,160
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 83%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball39
Basketball1714
Golf107
Soccer3032
Softball21
Track and Field, Outdoor6463
Track and Field, X-Country2927
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission4/30/1954 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1975 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)4/1/1959 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program4/1/1959 - 12/31/2006Resigned
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs12/1/1985 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1975 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2009 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/19/2007 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship1/1/1991 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession252
Drug law violations232014
Liquor law violations413
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations502
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible46
Rape3
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)01
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery210
Aggravated assault301
Burglary757
Motor vehicle theft020
Arson010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12
Rape1
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary400
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate5.5%7.6%7.1%
Number in default162212195
Number in repayment2,9022,7822,713
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)