Excellence at CSU, Chico
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Photo:A future teacher works with elementary school children as part of the innovative Integrated Teacher Core project.
A future teacher works with elementary school children as part of the innovative Integrated Teacher Core project.
 

Academic Programs
CSU, Chico students score exceptionally well on national and statewide professional competency exams:

* Teacher credential candidates led all public and private universities with a 98.4 percent pass rate on the state mandated Reading Instruction Competency Assessment test.
 
* Speech pathology students taking the 1999 national certification examination had a 100 percent passing rate. Chico's 92 percent pass rate in 1997 and 1998 was 5 percent better than that of the largest and most prestigious U.S. universities.
 
* Chico's School of Nursing took top ranking among 217 U.S. nursing schools with B.A. programs when its 1997-98 graduates had a 100 percent pass rate on the national RN licensing exam; the national average was 86 percent.
 
* Nutrition and Food Sciences students have had a 95 percent pass rate on the Registered Dietitians national examination for the past ten years. Students completing the master's Dietetic Internship have had a 100 percent entrance examination pass rate; the national average is 80 percent.
 
* College of Business students taking the 1998 Certified Financial Planner Board Certification examination had a passage rate of 75 percent; the national average is 57 percent.
 
* The overall average pass rate for the last four years for our Engineering students on the Professional Engineers License Examination was 83 percent, compared to 62.25 percent for all students taking the test.

 

 

   
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