Preferring Chico State Grads

Career Center Among the Best in the West

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Employers prefer Chico State graduates.

  • An undergraduate education from Chico State offers one of the nation’s highest returns on investment (ROI), according to a 2014 list published by
  • Forbes magazine ranked CSU, Chico 27th in the nation among public universities for the median salaries of its graduates, based on a 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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