California State University, Chico
 

Category: Large public | State: California

About California State University, Chico
 

Founded: 1887 Student/Faculty ratio: 23 to 1 Average Class Size: 30 Campus Acreage: Main campus 119 acres; University Farm 800 acres; Ecological Reserves 2,330 acres Location: 90 miles north of Sacramento; 174 miles northeast of San Francisco School Mascot: Wildcat School Colors: Cardinal and White CSU, Chico has 7 colleges, 5 schools, and 29 centers and institutes 36 Bachelor of Arts Programs 30 Bachelor of Science Programs 89 BA and BS Options (within Major) 14 Master of Arts Programs 11 Master of Science Programs 106 Minors 25 Certificate Programs 15 Professional Education Credentials Other Programs Offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts Master of Business Administration Master of Fine Arts Master of Public Administration Master of Social Work Also Pre-Professional Programs Local area recreational activities year-round.
 
STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend California State University, Chico
 

Chico provides a comprehensive success-oriented program for student veterans by creating an atmosphere that far exceeds the basic need for educational benefits. Our Student Veteran Organization (SVO) was founded in 1967 by veterans of the Vietnam Conflict and is one of 20 founding chapters of the Student Veterans of America. SVO is the key stakeholder of VEST (Veteran Educational Support Team), that consists of 12 service professionals on campus that collaborate with agencies in the community to promote a successful transition for our student veterans. We created a Student Veteran Center on our campus in 2010 that is exclusively for student veterans to enjoy their unique culture in a safe environment. The campus celebrates several times each year with public events to promote this culture.
 

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBiology

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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Building/Construction Site Management/Manager

A program that prepares individuals to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. Includes instruction in site safety, personnel supervision, labor relations, diversity training, construction documentation, scheduling, resource and cost control, bid strategies, rework prevention, construction insurance and bonding, accident management and investigation, applicable law and regulations, and communication skills.

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Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

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Elementary Education

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

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Engineering (general)

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Exercise Science

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

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Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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Psychology

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

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Social Work

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $5,800 $5,800 $7,080 $7,080
Fees $1,550 $6,014 $1,550 $6,014
Room $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $9,000
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Books $1,854 $1,854 $1,854 $1,854
Other Expenses $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Totals $23,704 $28,168 $24,984 $29,448
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes