Program past capacity

Chico State’s School of Social Work is overflowing

Facing increasing enrollment, Chico State’s School of Social Work has filed to change its admission status to “impacted,” which means the number of qualified students who have applied to the program exceeds the space available. As a result, the program will place priority on social work students who live in Northern California and are interested in working in the region, according a Chico State press release.

If approved by the CSU Chancellor’s Office, the impaction will affect incoming freshmen in the 2018-19 academic year. The change reflects a growing interest in social work. As Program Director Vincent Ornelas notes in the release, the number of juniors in the program is triple the size of the graduating class 10 years ago.

Two other programs at Chico State are already impacted—recording arts and nursing.