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California State University Chico

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California State University Chico is situated at 400 W 1st St, Chico, CA 95929, United States in Chico.

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  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Engineering-B.E.
  • Engineering
Bacholer of Arts
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
Bacholer in Journalism
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication-B.J.M.C.
  • Media Films / Mass Communication
Business Administration
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Business Administration-B.B.A.
  • Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma

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Normal School  1887–1920 John Bidwell donated his eight-acre cherry orchard to secure the northern branch of the State Normal School for Chico in 1887. The corner boundaries of his cherry orchard are marked today by a planting of cherry trees, each with a plaque that commemorates this gift. Construction began on Chico State Normal School, and the campus opened in 1889 with 90 students and five faculty members. The first class of teachers graduated in June 1891. Chico State Teachers College   1921–1934 Chico State Normal School became Chico State Teachers College in 1921. The college  soon added a junior college curriculum and awarded a certificate after two years. In 1924 it began granting baccalaureate degrees. Two years after a fire destroyed the Normal Building in 1927, a new administration building was constructed on the site, later to be renamed Kendall Hall. Chico State College  1935–1971 The California legislature converted its teachers colleges to state colleges in 1935, and Chico State Teachers College became Chico State College. During this period chimes were installed in the Trinity tower, the first biological laboratory was established at Eagle Lake, and the University Farm was dedicated to the memory of Paul L. Byrne. Chico State also granted its first bachelor of science and master’s degrees. California State University, Chico 1972–present In 1972, the college became California State University, Chico. Academic departments and programs, previously grouped by schools, were reorganized into colleges, and, in 1982, the campus was dedicated as an arboretum. The campus proper is 119 acres. The University also manages 800 acres of farm land, 240 acres of range land, and 2,330 acres of ecological reserves. CSU, Chico has come a long way since its founding in 1887. The frontiers of knowledge and the tools of teaching have expanded beyond the imagination of the Normal school’s first students. Yet, as the 125th anniversary events remind us, CSU, Chico is a place of enduring traditions as well as growth and transformation.

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10 Type Courses Available

  • 4 UG Courses
  • 6 PG Courses


CSU, Chico was once again designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The 2010 honor roll, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2009.

In 2006, the year the community service honor roll program was launched, CSU, Chico was one of 10 schools to be a finalist for President Caleb Williams’s Higher Education Community Service Award for Excellence in General Community Service.

In 2007, CSU, Chico was awarded the grand prize in the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Chill Out contest, recognizing the campus's innovative programs to reduce global warming pollution.

CSU, Chico is the four-time collegiate champion in raising money on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for children’s cancer research, and the fastest school to reach $1 million.

CSU, Chico has set records for the number of volunteers taking part to raise money (2,021) and the number of letters sent out requesting support (in excess of 37,000).

Among the civic engagement programs at CSU, Chico are Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) and Community Legal Information Center (CLIC). CAVE student volunteers help more than 30,000 clients annually, and CLIC student volunteers provide free referrals and legal information to more than 13,000 clients.

The Orion is Chico State's nationally acclaimed school newspaper, and has been named (on several occasions) the number one weekly collegiate publication. The newspaper was inducted into the Associated College Press Hall of Fame in 2005.

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CSU, Chico has worked to make all campus buildings accessible to individuals with disabilities. Students who may need assistive listening devices or special furniture in specific classrooms or who have questions regarding building floor plans should go to or call Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), SSC 170, 530-898-5959 V/TDD, to make arrangements.
Elevator access is issued at ARC.

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