California State University-Chico

Location
Chico, CA
Student Size
16,746
College Type
Public University
Accceptance Rate
90%
Average Cost Per Year
$16,109
Student To Faculty Ratio
25:1

About Our College

On March 12, 1887, a legislative act was enacted to create the Northern Branch of the California State Normal School. Less than a month later, Chico was chosen as the location. On June 24, 1887, General John Bidwell donated 8 acres (3.2 ha) of land from his cherry orchard. Then on July 4, 1888, the first cornerstone was laid. On September 3, 1889, doors opened for the 90 enrolled students. The library opened on January 11, 1890, with 350 books. On June 20, 1891, the first graduation took place, a class of 15.

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