California State University (CSU) Chico’s tradition of academic excellence goes back more than 125 years. Now, the University continues to help today’s students develop into tomorrow’s successful citizens. Its unique combination of scholarly pursuits, civic engagement, and a very real connection to the Chico community earns it national and international accolades.
Chico State was founded in 1887, making it the second oldest CSU campus in the state. The average undergraduate class size is 30 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Our students come from 46 nations, 37 states, and 2 US territories.