Preferring Chico State Grads

Career Center Among the Best in the West

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Employers prefer Chico State graduates.

  • Forbes magazine ranked CSU, Chico 27th in the nation among public universities for the median salaries of its graduates, based on the 2009 study by, which looked at the earnings of college grads with at least 10 years of work experience.
  • In 2011-12, more than 440 companies, school districts, and organizations, including Chevron Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, E&J Gallo Winery, Ernst & Young, Peace Corps, SAP, The Ritz Carlton, Goodrich Aerostructures and Franklin Templeton Investments came on campus to recruit students of all majors.
  • In a 2011–12 survey of employers, 99% rated the Career Center operation as either outstanding or above average compared to other universities where they recruit.
  • In a spring 2010 survey of 220 students, 98% of students rated the overall service of the Career Center as either "excellent" or "good," and 99% were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the quality of information they received.

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