History, Affiliations and Rankings
California State University, Chico founded in 1887, has a long and glorious history and tradition. They are the sixth-oldest public higher education institution in California and the second-oldest university in the 23-campus California State University system. The University stands on Mechoopda people's sacred traditional lands, providing an opportunity for today's students to pursue education in this beautiful place. At the institutional level, CSU, Chico is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
CSU, Chico has 7 colleges, 5 schools, and 22 centres. Chico, home to Bidwell Park's 3,670-acres of hiking, biking, and walking trails, provides limitless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The high graduation rates and beautiful campus set them apart from other CSU campuses, as do their dedicated faculty and welcoming community, which provide a personal touch that makes students feel at ease. Thriving art, music, and events scene can be found just a few hours from the San Francisco Bay Area in a community with one of the lowest costs of living in the state. The average class size of CSU Chico is 30, making it perfect for students to learn and understand each and every concept clearly. The university offers more than 100 degrees in undergraduate and graduate studies.
Accomplishments and Alumni
To highlight a few achievements of the university, The National Science Foundation awarded the faculty of Chico's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry a grant titled "LEAPS-MPS: Tunable Hybrid Materials for Studying Charge Transport." The Ana Avatar XPrize Competition named finalists a team led by Jeremy Fishel (Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing). The California Collegiate Athletic Association recently awarded all-conference honours to three volleyball players. The list of accomplishments at the university is endless. CSU, Chico has an alumni count of 172,390 throughout the globe. Some of the notable names are Don Young, United States Representative, Clair Engle, Former U.S. senator and Sandy Lerner, American businesswoman.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
With one of the highest 4-year graduation rates in the CSU system and the lowest average student debt amounts in the country, CSU, Chico is committed to helping graduates on time with a budget one can afford. There are a total of 15,421 students enrolled at the university. The student's community is truly diverse and comprises of American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.4%, Asian: 5.6%, Black/African American: 2.7%, Hispanic/Latino: 36.3%, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%, White: 43.3%, Two or More Races/Ethnicities: 5.3% and Declined to State: 3.9%. Students come from 43 nations to learn, grow and develop at the CSU,Chico.