California State University-Chico

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,645

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.84%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

65.2%

23,591 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

17,557

91.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.5%

1,288 Graduates

About

California State University-Chico is a higher education institution located in Butte County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Chico were General Business Administration & Management (613 degrees awarded), General Psychology (284 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (156 degrees).

In 2016, 4,246 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Chico. 55.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,272 degrees), 2.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (874 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Chico is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Chico is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,645.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at California State University-Chico was $5,472. The cost of tuition at California State University-Chico is $-14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$13,645

2016 Value

0.456%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California State University-Chico had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,645. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California State University-Chico grew by 0.456%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,615

Room and Board

$1,764

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Chico was of $11,615 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,764. The cost of room and board increased by 4.78% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at California State University-Chico received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.17% with respect to 2015, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.84%

2015 Default Rate

147

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Chico was 4.84%, which represents 147 out of the 3040 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California State University-Chico received 23,591 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.65% annual growth. Out of those 23,591 applicants, 15,393 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.2% acceptance rate.

There were 17,557 students enrolled at California State University-Chico in 2016, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Chico has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

15,393

Accepted Out of 23,591

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Chico was 65.2% (15,393 admissions from 23,591 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.65%, while admissions grew by 6.59%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

2,439

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Chico in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Chico has a total enrollment of 17,557 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Chico is 16,005 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,552. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Chico are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Chico, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.59% Asian, 5.33% Two or More Races, 2.43% Black or African American, 0.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Chico in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.2%), followed by White Male (21%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Chico, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,557 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Chico is 16,005 and the part-time enrollment is 1,552. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Chico are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California State University-Chico was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), California State University-Chico had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,720

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,278

  3. Asian

    982

The enrolled student population at California State University-Chico is 44% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.59% Asian, 5.33% Two or More Races, 2.43% Black or African American, 0.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,391 students (7.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 504 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Chico. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Chico are white (2,272 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (874 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Chico is General Business Administration & Management (613 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (284 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (156 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Chico, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Agriculture (178 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Chico are Miscellaneous managers (338,272 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (304,324 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (258,803 people), Designers (198,735 people), and Postsecondary teachers (160,349 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Chico are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Agriculture (178 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees), Social Sciences (397 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (275 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Chico are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Chico are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Agriculture (178 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees), Social Sciences (397 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (275 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Chico are Elementary & secondary schools (471,838 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (361,535 people), Legal services (249,720 people), Hospitals (219,898 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (180,608 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Chico are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Agriculture (178 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees), Social Sciences (397 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (275 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California State University-Chico.

Most Common

  1. 613 degrees awarded

  2. 284 degrees awarded

  3. 156 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Chico was General Business Administration & Management with 613 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,871

  2. 2,375

In 2016, 1,871 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Chico, which is 0.788 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,375).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 375 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Chico in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.42 times more than the 264 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 264 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Chico in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.704 times less than the 375 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 20% of students graduating from California State University-Chico completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (78.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Chico is Female and White (78.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.28% of graduates (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,272 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    874 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Chico is white (2,272 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (874 degrees).

9.14% of degree recipients (388 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,281 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    991 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    507 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Chico is white female (1,281 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (991 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Chico has an endowment valued at nearly $37M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $961k (2.6%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Chico had a total expenditure of $256M. Of that $256M, they spent $112M on salaries and $256M on benefits.

California State University-Chico employs 203 Professors, 143 Assistant professors, and 95 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Chico are Male Professors (125), Female Assistant professors(80), and Female Professors (78).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Chico are: Office and Administrative Support, with 208 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 149 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 124 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37M

2015 Endowment

2.37%

growth from 2014

California State University-Chico has an endowment valued at about $37M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Chico grew 2.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.1M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $3.52k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, California State University-Chico received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.52k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$112M

Salary Expenditure

$256M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California State University-Chico had a total expenditure of $256M. Of that $256M, they spent $112M on salaries and $256M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at California State University-Chico as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$112M

2015 Salaries

7.48%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California State University-Chico paid a median of $112M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($256M) and a 7.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.14% growth from 2013 and a 1.95% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.2M

Instructional Salaries

511

Number of Employees

In 2015, California State University-Chico paid a total of $41.2M to 511 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

203 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

208 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Chico were Professor with 203 employees; Assistant professor with 143 employees; and Assistant professor with 95 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Chico were Office and Administrative Support with 208 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 149 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Chico was Male Professor with 125 employees, Female Assistant professor with 80 employees, and Female Professor with 78 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at California State University-Chico.

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