Residential Campus

Founded in 1887, Chico State is a residential campus located in a true college town. Situated between the Sierra Nevada and the Coastal Range, Chico’s 119-acre campus is currently home to over 17,000 students. Here at Chico State, our emphasis is on teaching. We’ve had over 125 years of experience since our doors first opened to a class of ninety students and a faculty of five. With an average class size of 22 and our student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1, our students learn in a supportive environment with committed faculty.  Most students come here from someplace else and live within a five-mile radius of campus.  Chico State offers many on-campus housing options as well as off campus rental resources. With downtown across the street from campus, Chico States offers many opportunities to explore our local town. From shopping, to dining and cultural events, you will always find something to do in Chico.