Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Chico State, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #737 nationwide, California State University - Chico is above average in overall diversity.
Campus is Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #464 for ethnic diversity means California State University - Chico is above average nationally.
Chico State Racial Demographics
If the data is available, the following chart will display Chico State undergraduate student diversity.
Chico State ranks above average in racial representation.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At California State University - Chico, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Chico State is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #319 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 7,860 males and 8,850 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Chico State
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Chico State's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Chico State is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Chico State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Chico State is excellent.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that recruits students from within California? This could be a good choice for you.
We've determined the location diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending California State University - Chico come from within California. This means Chico State is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,739.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 17 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Chico State
There is a mid sized group of about 627 international students at California State University - Chico representing at least 36 countries. Check out the Chico State International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At California State University - Chico, 53.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Chico State #2,037 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Chico State
Analyze the age range of Chico State students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. Students who say that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- Is Chico State attracting and supporting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Chico State supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Chico State?
Call the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage diversified points of views on campus.