California State University Chico

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California State University, Chico was the second campus created by the California State University system. The University is located about due north of Sacramento in the city of Chico, California. California State University Chico goes by several names including Cal State, Chico State or just Chico.

General Information

Admission Office
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0722
(530) 898-4428
(800) 542-4426
Fax: (530) 898-6456
[email protected]
Contact: Allan Bee
Director of Admissions
Main Address
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0722
(530) 898-4636
www.csuchico.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 15,804
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,765
Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,804
Graduate enrollment: 1,328

Setting
Rural setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $55
Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 87%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,690 $4,008 $5,336 $5,620 +5.32%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,656 $1,656 $1,656 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,022 $9,300 $9,996 $11,138 +11.42%
Other $2,654 $2,900 $3,172 $3,228 +1.77%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,876 $9,300 $9,996 $11,138 +11.42%
Other $2,800 $2,900 $3,172 $3,228 +1.77%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,752 $17,864 $20,160 $21,642 +7.35%
In-state Off Campus $16,752 $17,864 $20,160 $21,642 +7.35%
In-state with Family $5,076 $5,664 $6,992 $7,276 +4.06%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,386 51%
Grant or scholarship aid 961 35% $6,678,767 $6,950
• Federal grants 799 29% $3,305,626 $4,137
• Pell grants 607 22% $2,268,390 $3,737
• Other federal grants 744 27% $1,037,236 $1,394
State and local government grant or scholarships 471 17% $978,741 $2,078
Institutional scholarships or grants 677 25% $2,394,400 $3,537
Student loan financial aid 928 34% $4,023,827 $4,336
• Federal student loans 920 34% $3,539,765 $3,848
• Other student loans 53 2% $484,062 $9,133

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 3281 338
Agriculture, General 39
Agricultural Business and Management, General 39
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 28
American/united States Studies/civilization 2
Asian Studies/civilization 4
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 6
Latin American Studies 16
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 85 2
Biochemistry 7
Biology/biological Sciences, General 67 2
Microbiology, General 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 526 45
Business Administration and Management, General 511 45
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 86 7
Journalism 86
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 97 30
Computer Graphics 24
Computer Science 22 30
Information Technology 51
Education 72 66
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 55
Education, General 56
Educational/instructional Technology 17 3
Foreign Language Teacher Education 6
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Engineering 135 21
Civil Engineering, General 63
Computer Engineering, General 9 21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 12
Engineering, Other 16
Mechanical Engineering 35
Engineering Technology, General 166
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 151
Engineering/industrial Management 15
English Language and Literature/letters 180 7
English Language and Literature, General 88 7
Rhetoric and Composition 92
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 55
French Language and Literature 8
German Language and Literature 7
Linguistics 8
Spanish Language and Literature 32
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 197 25
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 39 14
Dietetics/dietitian 47 6
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 111 5
History 80 2
History, General 80 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 98
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 98
Human Services, General 65 46
Public Administration 16 6
Social Work 49 40
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 205
Humanities/humanistic Studies 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 200
Mathematics and Statistics 31
Mathematics, General 31
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 28 9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 28 9
Natural Resources and Conservation 6 1
Environmental Science 6 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 263 16
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 54 14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 79
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 130 2
Physical Sciences 23 1
Chemistry, General 4
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other 2 1
Geology/earth Science, General 8
Physics, General 9
Psychology 210 33
Psychology, General 210 33
Social Sciences 321 20
Anthropology 28 8
Economics, General 40
Geography 21 1
International Relations and Affairs 33
Political Science and Government, General 86 4
Social Sciences, General 76 7
Sociology 37
Visual and Performing Arts 285 7
Art/art Studies, General 74
Design and Visual Communications, General 108
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 14
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 6
Fine/studio Arts, General 6 2
Music, General 15 5
Music, Other 62
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Range Science/Management B

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – Piano/Organ B,C
Music – Voice/Opera C
Music Theory/Composition B
Music industry and technology B
Musical theater B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Botany B
Ecological, evolutionary and organismal biology B
Ecology B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B,C
Marketing Management B
Supply chain management systems B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B
Organizational Communication B
Public Relations B
Publishing C
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies
Desktop Publishing C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics B
Computer Science B
Information Technology B

Education
Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Instructional Media B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

Engineering
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B
Mechatronics B

Engineering Technologies
Concrete industry management B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical and computer engineering B

English Language & Literature
English Composition C
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Emergency Medical Technology C
Health Services – General B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Recreational Therapy B

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance B,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Accounting/Computer Science B
Gerontology B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B,C
Wildlife/Wilderness Management C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration C

Philosophy & Religion
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B,C
Geology B
HydrologyWater Resources B,C
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies C

Social Sciences
Anthropology B,C
Cartography C
Economics B
Environmental economics B
Geography B
International Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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