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California State University Chico

Chico, California

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Overview

Student Population
17,578
California State University Chico overview
Location Chico, California
Online csuchico.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
California State University Chico overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Chico, California, California State University Chico is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 25,908 prospective students applied, and 18,740 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,561 enrolled in the school.  16,001 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,577 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $2,064. CSU is ranked 577 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

CSU is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California State University Chico within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
California State University Chico overview
SAT 990/1190
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.21
Applications Accepted
72.3% 
California State University Chico overview
Applications Due Nov 30, 2021
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for California State University Chico
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$2,064
Room and Board $13,422
Budget for Other Expenses$2,796
Total One Year Cost$25,994
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University Chico
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$2,064
Room and Board $13,422
Budget for Other Expenses$2,796
Total One Year Cost$37,874

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$52,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California State University Chico students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Social Sciences 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Health Professions 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110538 IPEDS survey data for California State University Chico.

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