Institutional Research - CSU, Chico

Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research at California State University, Chico. Our office provides the University with the best possible factual data related to university functions. Institutional Research maintains a large database of historical and current facts about the University: applications, enrollments, degrees granted, demographics, test scores, grades, courses and outcomes. Institutional Research also provides services for assisting other campus units in conducting assessments of their programs and technical support in data analysis and reporting.

Institutional Data

Five year data reports on applications, enrollments, and degrees granted for the university and by college, department and major. University persistence and graduation rate reports for common cohort groups, and the Common Data Set.


Chico is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC Senior College and University Commission). Links to our accreditation efforts, including timelines, reports, and data, can be accessed here.


Assessment is an ongoing effort at Chico. Links to many of the assessment areas including academic program review, supporting data, and department portfolios. National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and results from our surveys of recent graduates.

Strategic Planning

The CSU, Chico strategic plan will set priorities, establish specific program objectives and guide resource allocations over the next decade. Links to the Strategic Plan and strategic planning efforts by the institution's divisions and access to our performance metrics.

Voluntary System of Accountability

VSA is a collaborative effort among the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the National Association of State Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), and the public higher education community.

NOTE: Our office works collaboratively with our campus Applications and Data Services (ADS) office to provide campus with correct data and reports. ADS provides the following on-campus (portal credentials required) reporting services: