University makes the grade

Chico State ranks high for value

Chico State scored high marks for value and accessibility in a recent Money magazine rundown of “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

The university received an “A-” grade for added value, placing it in the top 50 of more than 700 schools reviewed. The value-added grade is based on six-year graduation rates, tuition prices and average earnings of students in the first five years after graduation.

The school also ranked 154th—in the top 20 percent—on the magazine's list of “50 Best Colleges You Can Actually Get Into,” which included schools with an admission rate of 66 percent or greater.

“These rankings show the value of a degree from Chico State and the return on investment we offer,” Adam Stoltz, director of Chico State's Office of Admissions, said in a press release.