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Chico State Facts

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1887
  • Second Oldest California State University Campus
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
  • Average Class Size: 32
  • Location: Sacramento 90 miles, San Francisco 174 miles
  • School Mascot: Wildcat
  • School Colors: Cardinal and White

Student Facts

(Fall 2010 data)

  • Full-Time Students: 15,007
  • Total Students: 15,989 from 40 states and 39 nations
  • Freshmen: 20%
  • Sophomores: 14%
  • Juniors: 23%
  • Seniors: 34%
  • Graduate Students: 8%
  • Female Students: 52%
  • Male Students: 48%
  • African American: 2%
  • American Indian: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Latino/Hispanic: 15%
  • Caucasian: 61%

Campus Facts

  • Meriam Library: 953,632 volumes, 90 electronic databases
  • Events: Over 500 annual concerts, festivals, events, and exhibits
  • Organizations: 200 sponsored student groups
  • Faculty: 857
  • Staff: 954
  • Campus Size: 119 acres
  • University Farm: 1,040 acres
  • Exhibits: 8 Museums and Galleries
  • Publications: The Chico Historian, Chico Statements, Studium, Spark, The Orion, Watershed

Sports Facts

  • NCAA Division II
  • California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Soccer (MW)
  • Golf (MW)
  • Basketball (MW)
  • Softball (W)
  • Volleyball (W)
  • Cross Country (MW)
  • Track & Field (MW)
  • Chico State's athletic programs have won 95 NCAA Championship berths, 40 CCAA titles, 24 West Region titles, and 14 National titles since the start of the 1998-99 academic year.

University and Program Accreditation

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Council for Construction Education
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Commission for Teacher Credentialing
  • Computer Science Accreditation Board, Inc.
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Academy of Early Childhood Programs
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Council on Accreditation for Recreation, Park Resources, and Leisure Education
  • State of California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Society for Public Health Organization and American Association for Health Education

Faculty, students, and others who are interested may review the above accreditation documents which are maintained in the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The WASC accreditation report is available on the Chico Web. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges may be reached at  phone number 510-748-9001 or 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.

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