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Chico State Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Average Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does California State University - Chico Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for California State University - Chico, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. You can jump to any of the following sections in our Chico State cost report:

How Much Does Chico State Charge for Tuition?

$7,864 In-State Tuition & Fees
$19,744 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at California State University - Chico ran about $19,744 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. In-state undergraduates received a discount for tuition and fees at the school and only had to pay $7,864 per year.


California State University - Chico tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does California State University - Chico cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Chico State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergrads at California State University - Chico is fairly average when compared to the national figure. It's around $19,744 per year.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. In-state undergraduates at Chico State pay about $7,864 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

Take a look at the following chart to see how California State University - Chico compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

NationwideFar Western USCalifornia
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesAverageAverageAverage
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: California State University - Chico Financial Aid.

Chico State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

1.12% In-State Tuition Increase
0.44% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$32,703 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state California State University - Chico increased with an average annual rate of 1.12% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $8,040 if the growth keeps up.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at Chico State would be $16,170, and $32,703 for four years.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students have grown by about 0.44% in the past five years. This school year, students outside of the state will pay an estimated $19,917.

This means an estimated $39,921 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Chico State, and $80,191 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Chico State.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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