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Chico State - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Chico State Description:

Chico State is a public university and part of the California State University system. In national rankings, Chico frequently appears among the top master's level universities in the West. First opened in 1889, Chico State is the second oldest of the Cal State universities. Chico State offers over 150 undergraduate degree programs, and the school has a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio. High achieving students should look into the Chico State Honors Program for access to smaller classes and other perks. In athletics, the Chico State Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2011):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,920 (14,766 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,890 (in-state); $18,548 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,666 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,118
  • Other Expenses: $3,868
  • Total Cost: $23,542 (in-state); $35,200 (out-of-state)

Chico State Financial Aid (2010 - 11):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 63%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,200
    • Loans: $5,081

Scholarships for Chico State (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Construction Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice Studies, Design and Visual Communications, English, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Parks and Recreation, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 6%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

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Chico State Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/cat01/front/plan.html

"California State University, Chico is a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions of the state, as well as the nation and the world, through instruction, research, and public service.

Our first priority is the education of our students by creating and maintaining selected quality undergraduate and graduate programs. We will be known for the purposeful integration of liberal and applied learning that provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and moral and intellectual virtues that form the basis for life-long learning and contribution.

We affirm the importance of scholarship and public service. We support the exploration of the frontiers of knowledge, the integration of ideas, the connecting of thought to action, and the inspiring of students.

We make the results of these academic efforts available for public scrutiny by all our constituents. We will maintain extensive continuing education and public service programs that serve the needs of our varied constituencies."

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