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 California State University-Chico

California State University-Chico - Chico, CA

First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

General information:(530)898-6116
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:15,920(14,766 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:25 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and 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
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,336 $5,620 $6,890 -18%
Out-of-state $16,496 $16,780 $18,050 -7%
Books and supplies $1,656 $1,656 $1,746 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,996 $11,138 $11,138 0%
Other $3,172 $3,228 $3,326 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,996 $11,138 $11,138 0%
Other $3,172 $3,228 $3,326 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,172 $3,228 $3,326 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,160 $21,642 $23,100 -9%
Off Campus $20,160 $21,642 $23,100 -9%
Off Campus with Family $10,164 $10,504 $11,962 -9%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,320 $32,802 $34,260 -6%
Off Campus $31,320 $32,802 $34,260 -6%
Off Campus with Family $21,324 $21,664 $23,122 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,472
In-state fees $1,418
Out-of-state tuition $16,632
Out-of-state fees $1,418
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,738
In-state fee $1,418
Out-of-state tuition $15,666
Out-of-state fees $1,418
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,184 63% --
Grant or scholarship aid 917 49% $8,436,773 $9,200
Federal grants 710 38% $3,808,561 $5,364
Pell grants 702 37% $3,151,060 $4,489
Other federal grants 699 37% $657,501 $941
State/local government grant or scholarships 668 36% $1,641,895 $2,458
Institutional grants or scholarships 673 36% $2,986,317 $4,437
Student loan aid 799 43% $4,059,565 $5,081
Federal student loans 790 42% $3,714,895 $4,702
Other student loans 34 2% $344,670 $10,137
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 6,176 42% $51,965,148 $8,414
Pell grants 5,322 36% $23,111,461 $4,343
Federal student loans 6,269 42% $35,627,771 $5,683

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,250 $10,751 $11,276
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,965 $7,250 $7,718
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,584 $9,515 $10,599
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,846 $13,799 $14,532
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,529 $17,927 $18,232
$110,001 and more $16,897 $19,079 $20,123

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 15,920
Undergraduate enrollment 14,766
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,353
Graduate enrollment 1,154
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$55

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,361 6,403 7,958
Percent admitted 62% 58% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 58% 13% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1669 88%
ACT 704 37%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 560
SAT Math 470 580
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 19 26
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1814
Golf 1210
Soccer 2929
Softball -18
Track and Field, Outdoor 7070
Track and Field, X-Country 2632
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities04/30/1954 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

07/01/1975 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

12/01/1985 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 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

09/01/1975 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 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

07/01/2009 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 schools

10/19/2007 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

04/01/1959 - 12/31/2006Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

04/01/1959 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession202
Drug law violations2112 7
Liquor law violations61211
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 200
Drug law violations 431
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 162
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 010
Robbery 341
Aggravated assault 111
Burglary 864
Motor vehicle theft 501
Arson 131
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 010
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 212
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 011
• (!) 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.
• 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 YEAR2009
Default Rate5.8%
Number in default155
Number in repayment2,665

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00114600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General2-
Agriculture, General3-
Animal Sciences, General11-
Category total106-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-2
Category total-2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization1-
Asian Studies/Civilization2-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other3-
Latin American Studies8-
Category total36-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General556
Botany/Plant Biology-1
Microbiology, General1-
Category total807
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General2449
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other5-
Category total64349
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism3-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-9
Category total1139
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics40-
Computer Science2116
Information Technology1-
Category total12516
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-
Education, General-76
Educational/Instructional Technology1-
Foreign Language Teacher Education-12
Mathematics Teacher Education-2
Category total6990
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General70-
Computer Engineering, General112
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1-
Engineering, Other1-
Mechanical Engineering4-
Category total14912
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician1-
Engineering-Related Fields, Other1-
Engineering/Industrial Management2-
Industrial Technology/Technician15-
Category total163-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General413
Rhetoric and Composition99-
Category total18913
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature4-
German Language and Literature3-
Linguistics4-
Spanish Language and Literature14-
Category total29-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General127
Dietetics/Dietitian312
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General7-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1013
Category total29342
History Colleges
History, General45
Category total795
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies4-
Category total105-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies217-
Category total224-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General8-
Category total41-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other28
Category total168
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science14
Category total114
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General421
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies225
Category total31026
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2-
Religion/Religious Studies2-
Category total36-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General6-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other21
Geology/Earth Science, General11-
Physics, General1-
Category total261
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General836
Category total23736
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration114
Social Work4148
Category total5262
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology112
Economics, General7-
Geography11
International Relations and Affairs7-
Political Science and Government, General58
Social Sciences, General782
Sociology3-
Category total36023
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General42
Design and Visual Communications, General5-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other2-
Fine/Studio Arts, General68
Music, General3-
Music, Other6-
Musical Theatre1-
Category total30110
Grand total208415