CSU Chico Ranking Profile

California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top Tier Master's University.

CSU Chico has the following Colleges:
- Agriculture
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Business
- Communication and Education
- Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management
- Humanities and Fine Arts
- Natural Sciences
- Regional and Continuing Education
- School of Graduate, International, and Interdisciplinary Studies


- 6th among master’s level public universities in the Western United States in the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” from U.S. News & World Report magazine. 572 universities in four geographic regions are rated in this category.

- 9th Best Public Master's Level University in the West (USNWR 2009).

- 6th Best Public Master's Level University in the West (USNWR 2008).

- 4th Best Public Master's Level University in the West (USNWR 2007) .

- Placed among the top 100 by Forbes in its “America’s Best Public Colleges”.

- Ranked 24th in the nation among all public universities for the median salaries of its graduates (Forbes Magazine).

- Ranked in 2009 ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Survey by Chronicle of Higher Education.

- Rated 34th on the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” list for 2009.

- Rated the 8th Most Sustainable College Campus in the World from Grist Magazine (2007).

- 2nd among top party schools in the U.S. (Playboy 2002).

- No. 1 party school in the nation (Playboy 1987).

- The College of Business was named to Best 296 Business Schools List by The Princeton Review (2009 Edition).

- 7th in the 2008 Best Business Schools Rankings - Greatest Opportunity for Women (Princeton Review).

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