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Chico State Today

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Founded in 1887

Second Oldest California State University Campus

Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Average Class Size: 22

Location: Sacramento 90 miles, San Francisco 174 miles

School Mascot: Wildcat

School Colors: Cardinal and White

Full-Time Students: 14,800

Total Students: 16,700 from 49 states, 66 nations

Freshmen: 21% Sophomores: 13% Juniors: 24% Seniors: 30%

Graduate Students: 2,070 (12%)

Female Students: 54% Male Students: 46%

African American: 2% American Indian: 1% Asian: 4%

Hispanic: 9% Pacific Islander: 1% Caucasion: 67%

Campus Facts Sports Facts

Meriam Library: 949,000 volumes, 1.27 million historical documents

Events: Over 500 annual concerts, festivals, events, and exhibits

Organizations: 240 sponsored student groups

Faculty: 1,014 Staff: 1,168

Campus Size: 119 acres

University Farm: 1,040 acres

Exhibits: 8 Museums and Galleries

Publications: Chico Statements, Studium, Orion, Watershed

NCAA Division II

California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)

Baseball (M)

Basketball (MW)

Cross Country (MW)

Golf (MW)

Soccer (MW)

Softball (W)

Swimming (W)

Tennis (W)

Track & Field (MW)

Volleyball (W)

1997 & 1999 NCAA Div. II Baseball National Champions

University Accreditation  

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

American Assembly of 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

National Association of Industrial Technology

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

National Association of Schools of Music

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

National League for Nursing

National Recreation and Park Assoc. Council on Accreditation

State of California Board of Registered Nursing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)