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Campus & Student Life at California State University - Chico

Home to about 15,747 undergraduates in 2020, Chico State is a large, public university located in Chico, California. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Chico State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Chico State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Chico State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Chico State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at Chico State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Chico State Disability Services.

Chico State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Chico State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Chico State Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Chico State for Veterans Guide.

Chico State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Chico State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Chico

Chico State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Chico

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at California State University - Chico

Chico State has a comparatively large, student body. There were 15,747 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 14,228 (90.4%). Part-time attendance was 1,519 (9.6%).


California State University - Chico is Ranked #1,030 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Chico State is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Chico State #1030 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at California State University - Chico

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Chico State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Chico State Diversity Guide.

California State University - Chico Competes in the NCAA

Chico State has a total of 378 student athletes, 191 men and 187 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$4,962,378
Total Expenses (all teams)$4,896,971

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to California State University - Chico Athletics

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