Chico State at a glance

Here’s a look at the university’s current student population

The California State University chancellor, Charles Reed, has announced a possible enrollment cap for the 23-campus university system due to the ongoing uncertainty with the state budget. The cap would be implemented for the spring 2013 semester if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax-increase ballot measure fails in November, and it will have an effect on the local student population. As of fall 2011, Chico State had 15,920 students. Of those, 3,319 were freshmen (2,429 first-time and 890 transfer students), 2,157 sophomores, 3,703 juniors and 5,549 seniors. There are another 1,192 post-baccalaureate students. The average undergraduate student age is 22 (24 for both graduate and undergraduate), 52 percent are female and 48 percent male. A vast majority (95 percent) are from California, and 33.6 percent of them hail from the school’s service counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba, The remaining 800 or so students come from 43 nations, 36 states and two U.S. territories.

Source: Public Affairs & Publications, Chico State