California State University-Chico

Women's WCLA Contact: Lizeth Moreno
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16,483 Undergrads / 17,578 Students
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$14,843 Net Price
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72% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
24 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
30% / 67%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Chico California Area
  • Sacramento California Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Orange County California Area
  • Redding California Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Yuba City California Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Reno Nevada Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Stockton California Area
Where Grads Work
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Cisco
  • Oracle
  • Intel Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Apple
  • Chevron
  • AT&T
  • Sutter Health
  • IBM
  • Enloe Medical Center
  • Butte College
  • Build.com
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Program and Project Management
  • Finance
  • Support
  • Consulting
  • Administrative
  • Arts and Design
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 550
490 - 590
960 - 1170
16 - 23
17 - 24
18 - 24

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 25,908 11,265 14,643
% Admitted 72% 67% 77%
% Admits That Enroll 14% 15% 13%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.3
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (17%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (17%)
    Social Sciences (9%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (8%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Engineering (5%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (4%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (4%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (4%)
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (4%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (4%)
    Agriculture (4%)
    Communication & Journalism (4%)
    Engineering Technology, General (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$7,806 $18,200
    Books & Supplies$1,970 $1,970
    Cost of Living$13,422 $13,422
    Personal Expenses$2,796 $2,796
    Sticker Price$25,994 $35,006

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    76% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship67%$8,955
    Federal Grants44%$5,133
    Pell Grants43%$4,974
    Other Federal7%$1,201
    State & Local Grants58%$2,652
    Institutional Grants39%$5,601
    Student Loans46%$5,640
    Federal Loans45%$4,790
    Other Loans4%$11,866

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $59.6 Million $3,392

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $16,750.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $14,250 $178

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.4%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 6,297 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $48,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.61 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 30% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 7 7
    Fondling 2 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 1
    Aggravated Assault 3 3
    Burglary 8 6
    Motor Vehicle Theft 6 3
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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