California State University - Chico

Is Chico State a Good School for the Money?

California State University - Chico Value Report

Is a Chico State degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within California, Chico State Offers Average Quality for a Good Price.

Top 20% California Value
Top 50% California Quality

California State University - Chico is ranked #57 out of #116 in California for quality and #17 out of #90 for California value.

This makes it average quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  17 out of 90
Great Value
State Value Score  81.11 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Chico State financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 50% National Quality

California State University - Chico is ranked #523 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

California State University - Chico is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  523 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  64.47 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Illinois College $84,298 A+
College of Saint Mary $99,658 A
Drury University $107,693 A
Dunwoody College of Technology $126,180 B+
California State University - Chico $133,952 B-
Queens University of Charlotte $137,759 C+
University of St Francis $143,165 C-
Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny $144,739 C-
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth $164,240 D-
Wilkes University $165,103 D-

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $133,952 for a Chico State Degree

The average Chico State student's degree will cost an estimated $133,952. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $28,440 and a typical 4.71 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $28,440
Average Years to Graduate 4.71
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $133,952

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Chico State cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$81,087 In-State With Aid
$159,999 Avg Cost No Aid
4.71 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Chico State.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $159,999 #223 A-
All Students $133,952 #523 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $118,654 #452 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $122,432 #15 A-
All Students $96,385 #17 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $81,087 #19 B+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.

About 76% of Chico State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Chico State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


Find Schools Near You