Chico State Today

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1887
  • Second Oldest California State University Campus
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
  • Average Class Size: 27
  • Location: Sacramento 90 miles, San Francisco 174 miles
  • School Mascot: Wildcat
  • School Colors: Cardinal and White

Student Facts

  • Full-Time Students: 14,360
  • Total Students: 17,132 from 42 states, 42 nations
  • Freshmen: 25%
  • Sophomores: 14%
  • Juniors: 22%
  • Seniors: 31%
  • Graduate Students: 1,440
  • Female Students: 53%
  • Male Students: 47%
  • African American: 2%
  • American Indian: 1%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Mexican American: 9%
  • Other Latino: 3%
  • Caucasian: 66%

Campus Facts

  • Meriam Library: 953,632 volumes, 1 million historical documents
  • Events: Over 500 annual concerts, festivals, events, and exhibits
  • Organizations: 240 sponsored student groups
  • Faculty: 971
  • Staff: 984
  • Campus Size: 119 acres
  • University Farm: 1,040 acres
  • Exhibits: 8 Museums and Galleries
  • Publications: The Chico Historian, Chico Statements, Studium, Spark, The Orion, Watershed

Sports Facts

  • NCAA Division II
  • California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Soccer (MW)
  • Golf (MW)
  • Basketball (MW)
  • Softball (W)
  • Volleyball (W)
  • Cross Country (MW)
  • Track & Field (MW)
  • 1997 & 1999 Baseball National Champions.
  • 2006 Women's Basketball Final Four.
  • 2002 & 2003 Golf Champion. 2008 National Champion Track & Field, Cross Country.

University and Program Accreditation

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism 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 & 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)

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 Schools and Colleges may be reached at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501 (510-748-9001).