California State University, Chico (Chico State)

Chico, CA

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California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Business and Management
Animal Sciences
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Musical Theatre
Other Music
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Graphics
Design & Visual Communications


Major Bachelors Masters
Early Childhood Education
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Disorders
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Natural Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Other Engineering-Related Fields


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Information Technology

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Chico State Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

50% of students gave California State University, Chico 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Academics Rating

My classes were a perfect size. I was a Comm Design/Media Arts major. I felt like I got enough attention and new my professors well without feeling like the class was too small and anything i did would stand out. The professors truly care about you and teach you in a way that prepares you for the real world and what it will actually be like in a job afrer college.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1994

Academics Rating

I was a psychology major and enjoyed my program. I thought the teachers and curriculum were good, although I wish at the time I had taken my studies a little more seriously. I think I got more of a life education in Chico, but that was my own doing and choice. If I could go back, I think I would have waited to declare a major for a couple of years, and I know for sure I would have done a semester abroad. I also would have tried to go straight into a master's program afterwards.

Chico State Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.70
Retention Rate 87%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, November, December, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Other: music technology, industry certificate

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: forensic science, forestry, physical therapy, nursing

Class Sizes at California State University, Chico

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 26%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 10%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 61%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 26%
50 - 100 Students 10%
20 - 49 Students 61%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 81
  • Asian: 7
  • Unknown and Other: 6
  • Latino: 4
  • African American: 1
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 81
Asian 7
Unknown and Other 6
Latino 4
African American 1
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at California State University, Chico

Total Faculty 866
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 26
Full-Time Professors 1,306
Male Faculty 456
Part-Time Professors 471
Women Faculty 410

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