Chico Student Success Center


The CSSC collaborates with education partners throughout California. Our mission is to recruit 1st generation college students along with serving these students and their families as they participate in the college admission process.

The partnerships are vibrant relationships that include motivational talks, college preparation workshops, extended campus visits, parent workshops, and community building activities. These partnerships have constantly delivered a diverse applicant pool for CSU, Chico. We have received nearly 2,000 applications from our partnership schools and programs for the 2016-17 academic year.

An important characteristic of an education partner is the evidence that their students have received a clear and constant message about individual responsibility. Our partnership with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program in the Inland Empire area is an example of an excellent partnership. In return, the CSSC carefully monitors our partners’ students as they transition to CSU, Chico and begin the transformative journey of higher education.

student walking on chico state campus

“Climb… and climb… and keep climbing. The view keeps getting better.”

– Gary McMahon & Oscar Haro