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California State University - Chico is a public institution located in Chico, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

110 Undergraduate Degrees
4 Graduate Degrees
$28,440 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
68% Acceptance Rate

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California State University - Chico Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Chico State is ranked #171 out of 1,284 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Chico State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#74 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Chico State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#74 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Chico State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#71 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#90 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#112 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#188 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is California State University - Chico?

Location of California State University - Chico

Contact details for Chico State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: First And Normal Sts, Chico, CA 95929-0150
Phone: 530-898-6116

How Do I Get Into Chico State?

You can apply to Chico State online at:

Admission Requirements for Chico State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Chico State?

68% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Chico State is 68%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to Chico State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Chico  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for California State University - Chico  ( 490 to 580 )
Chico State received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for California State University - Chico  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for California State University - Chico  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Chico  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford California State University - Chico?

$28,440 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
5.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Chico State is $28,440. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Chico State, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $5,436 a year. That adds up to $21,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chico State is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Chico Undergraduate Student Diversity

15,000 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,164 undergraduate students at Chico State, with 15,000 being full-time and 1,164 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Chico State

There are also 946 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,000 full-time undergraduates at Chico State, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Chico State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Chico students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Chico State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 830
Black or African American 427
Hispanic or Latino 5,245
White 6,413
International Students 429
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,656

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Chico. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 50 countries are represented at Chico State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Online Learning at California State University - Chico

529 Took All Classes Online
5,332 Took At Least One Class Online
12.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Chico State. In 2017-2018, 5,332 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Chico State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 21st most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Chico State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Chico was 12.6%. This is the #766 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Chico State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Chico State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 3%
Registered Nursing 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Chico State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Chico State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #197
Nursing #249

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

California State University - Chico Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 110 4 114
TOTAL 110 4 114


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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