Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CSU are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 54% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State University Chico has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of California State University Chico students
Race Percent of Students
White 46%
Black 2%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 3%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 18% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Chico with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CSU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for California State University Chico students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Chico students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,071
Women 9,507

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CSU serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for California State University Chico students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,867 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
17,578
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 13.9%
Part time Undergrads 6.8%

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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