California State University - Chico

Chico State Demographics & Diversity Report

Who is the typical student at Chico State? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the United States. See how California State University - Chico fared in our 2021 diversity report.

Chico State Student Population

How Many Students Attend California State University - Chico?

Chico State total enrollment is approximately 17,110 students.

15,000 are undergraduates and 721 are graduate students.

Chico State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Chico State undergraduate population is made up of 53% women, and 47% men.

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Chico State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 6,413
Hispanic 5,245
Asian 830
Multi-Ethnic 808
Unknown 735
International 429
Black or African American 427
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 39

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Chico State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 72% of full-time grad students are women, and 28% men.

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Chico State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 391
Hispanic 177
Unknown 42
International 38
Multi-Ethnic 31
Asian 30
Black or African American 6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Chico State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #899 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  899 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  74.44 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does Chico State Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Chico State overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Chico State is ranked 808 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  808 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  78.70 out of 100
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Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from those with different ethnic and racial heritage, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school like this one.

Chico State Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,465
Hispanic 5,786
Asian 937
Unknown 913
Multi-Ethnic 902
International 516
Black or African American 461
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 40

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

California State University - Chico Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,481
Asian 109
Black or African American 36
Multi-Ethnic 36
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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Chico State ranks 454 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  454 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  88.04 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 9,270 female students and 7,840 male students at Chico State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Chico State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  92.55 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,074 female teachers and 925 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

1.06% Out of State
0.76% Out of the Country

Chico State ranks 1,713 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

1.06% of Chico State students come from out of state, and 0.76% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  21 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 2,712
Arizona 5
Texas 3
Washington 3
Hawaii 3

International Students at Chico State

Students from 50 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Learn more about international students at Chico State.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
56.75% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  71.69 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Chico State, 56.75% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 5,203
18-19 4,941
22-24 4,493
25-29 1,701
35 and over 759
30-34 554
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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