Chico State Today

Quick Facts

Student Facts

Founded in 1887
Second Oldest California State University Campus
Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Average Class Size: 23
Location: Sacramento 90 miles, San Francisco 174 miles
School Mascot: Wildcat
School Colors: Cardinal and White
Full-Time Students
Total Students: 15,516 from 33 states, 57 nations
Freshmen: 23% Sophomores: 14% Juniors: 27% Seniors: 36%
Graduate Students: 1,662
Female Students: 54% Male Students: 46%
African American: 2% American Indian: 1% Asian: 4%
Mexican American: 8% Other Latino: 3% Caucasian: 66%

Campus Facts

Sports Facts

Meriam Library: 956,146 volumes, 1.27 million historical documents
Events: Over 500 annual concerts, festivals, events, and exhibits
Organizations: 240 sponsored student groups
Faculty: 883 Staff: 1,109
Campus Size: 199 acres University Farm: 1,040 acres
Exhibits: 8 Museums and Galleries
Publications: The Chico Historian, Chico Statements, Studium, Spark, The Orion, Watershed
NCAA Division II
California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)
Baseball (M) Soccer (MW)
Basketball (MW) Softball (W)
Cross Country (MW) Track & Field (MW)
Golf (MW) (W)
1997 & 1997 NCAA Div. II Baseball National Champions
2002 & 2003 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 Jounalism 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
National Association of Industrial Technology
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 & Administation
National League for Nursing
National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation
State of California Board of Registered Nursing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Faculty, students, and others who are interested may review the above accreditation documents which are maintained in the Office of the Provost. The WASC accreditation report is available on the Chico Web. The Western Association of School and Colleges may be reached at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501 (510-748-9001).