Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Overall University Excellence

Photo: Above Chico State

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  • U.S. News and World Report: Americas’s Best Colleges 2007
    CSU, Chico is ranked fourth in the top public universities in the West that offer master’s degrees. Schools are ranked on such items as retention (the number of freshmen who return), faculty resources, student selectivity, and graduation rate.
  • CSU, Chico offers more than 100 undergraduate
    majors and options, and maintains one of the highest graduation rates in the CSU system.
  • The CSU, Chico campus is described as being
    one of the most beautiful in the CSU system. Its arboretum is home to 225 species of trees, shrubs, and vines.
  • CSU, Chico is one of 19 CSU campuses
    named as “Publisher’s Picks” by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, an annual national list of colleges and universities that the publication sees as having solid records in recruiting, enabling, and graduating Hispanic students.
 

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California State University, Chico, founded in 1887, is a residential campus located in Northern California. With Little Chico Creek winding through the center of campus, CSU, Chico is known for its beauty. One measure of the quality of a university is the opinion recent graduates have of their alma mater. In the most recent Spring Graduate Survey, 97 percent of baccalaureate graduates reported they were satisfied with the value of their education at CSU, Chico, and 98 percent indicated they were satisfied with CSU, Chico as a whole.