Chico State Celebrated in US News & World Report’s 2024 Rankings
With a pair of top 10 rankings and another three in the top 25, Chico State is firmly recognized as one of the top higher education institutions in the West region in the 2024 US News & World Report’s Best College Rankings.
CSU Trustee Award Honoree Strives to Help Others Claim Their Space
Gerardo “Jerry" Langarica Martinez has overcome significant hurdles over the last 15 years to earn his bachelor's degree, begin the teaching credential program, and achieve numerous honors along the way.
Chico State Appears in a Pair of Forbes Rankings
Chico State was honored by Forbes on two lists of rankings—America's Top Colleges List and Best California Colleges Online of 2023.
Chico State Shines in 2023 Washington Monthly Rankings
In its 2023 College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly listed Chico State in the top 10 in its “Master’s University Rankings" and the top 20 for “Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: West."
Chico State’s Efforts to Advance Post-Graduate Education Recognized Nationally
Chico State’s Office of Graduate Studies received two multi-million-dollar grants from the Department of Education and was recognized by a national educational organization.
Chico State’s CRARS Awarded Nearly $6 Million to Address Climate Priorities
Chico State’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems has received a California Climate Action Seed and Matching Grant totaling approximately $6 million to support state climate priorities.
Tips for your first year at Chico State
Check out this list of tips to help you navigate your first year at Chico State and make the most of your college experience.
Chico State Excels in Money Magazine’s ‘Best of 2023’ Rankings
Chico State continues making its mark on national rankings, including the most recent from Money magazine.
Celebrating Tami Henriksen, a Guiding Light for Students in University Housing
Tami Henriksen, who has been helping University Housing students for 29 years, was honored with the 2022–23 Staff Council customer service award.
Chico State Awards President’s Scholarships to Five Incoming First-Year Students
Chico State awarded Presidential Scholarships to five incoming students with outstanding scholastic résumés.
2023 COEDI Awards Honor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Champions on Campus
The 2023 Conversations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (COEDI) Award ceremony was held in person on campus for the first time since the COVID pandemic, honoring the champions of transformation on campus.
Five Faculty Recognized with Professional Achievement Honors
Faculty from across the University are recognized for their research, scholarly contributions, and excellence in academia.
Inside the ‘RAD-Lab’: Looking to the Ground for Solutions
The Regenerative Agriculture Demonstration (RAD) Lab began as an idea in grad school, and is now full service lab analyzing soil and carbon health.
Off-Road Vehicle Club Drives Mechanical Engineering Major Toward His Dream Career
Treyton Wood has devoted the last five years of his undergraduate experience to national competition of off-road vehicles. As a real-world, hands-on learning experience, it was foundational for his education.
Grad Student Farmer Grows Case for Marrying Agriculture With the Natural World
With her master’s thesis—a collaborative effort to study the effects of agroecology on her almond farm—Chico State graduate student Raquel Krach confirmed what the birds have been telling her. It’s working!
Passport to Self-Discovery
Since 2016, approximately 1,600 Wildcats have studied abroad at one of 200 locations across 35 countries. Students share their stories from both flight paths.
Bollywood Dance Club Founder Finds a Sense of Home at Chico State
In two years, International student Aishwarya Gowda has already made her mark on campus. To her, the biggest impact has been finding herself and her community here on campus.
Embracing Chico State’s Welcoming Student Atmosphere
Haeryeong Cheong, who came to Chico State from South Korea to study animal science, reflects on his journey over the last three years.
Molecular Biology Student Turns ‘Beautiful Disasters’ into Lifelong Call to Service
Hikmat Abou Shahla has spent his formative years stepping up to help during seasons of global crisis. He is set to graduate and continue on the path of service.
International Relations Senior Makes the Most of Debut Trip to South Korea
When Mark Arey's dream of visiting Japan was put on hold during the pandemic, he embraced a year-long journey to Seoul and thrived during his first international trip.
Graduating Senior Follows ‘Role Model’s’ Footsteps to Florence, Italy
Harnessing a long-held desire to travel, political science and international relations major, Humberto Partida, made his own dream come true by studying in Florence, Italy for a semester.
Business Double Major Ready for Life’s Next Big Challenge
More than 10 years ago, Hirra Khan moved from Pakistan to Gridley as a pre-teen. She will now graduate with one degree in business administration and another in business information systems, and an impressive work résumé.
Life of Hard Work Pays Off for Agricultural Business Major
Zion Brigham says coming to Chico State: “felt like going from a black and white TV to full color.” He graduates in May with an agricultural business degree and a clear vision for what’s ahead.
Child Development Major Owes Success to Her Grandmother
Overcoming obstacles and adversity as a child, Abigail Resendez is ready to graduate with a degree in child development—and it was her grandmother who helped make it possible.
Chico State Recognizes 2022–23 Outstanding Faculty
These awards—among the highest at Chico State—celebrate eight phenomenal faculty for academic distinction, prominent scholarship, and commitment to transformative experiences.
Soon-to-be Theatre Arts Graduate Has Played a Starring Role Offstage
Gaby Saxon has spent four years at Chico State telling outstanding stories, all while using her growing voice and passion for social justice to create one of the most compelling stories of all—her own!
Students Travel, Grow, and Build Friendships Through Speech and Debate Team
The speech and debate team, which doubles as a club and a course, offers team members space to grow far beyond the competition stage.
From Northern California to Ocean Engineer
Gridley native Irene Duran (Mechatronic Engineering, '20), moved to Cape Cod after graduating with one mission: an engineering job.
In the Midst of a Successful Career of Catching Bad Guys, Military Vet Pursues Online MBA
After a long and successful career first in the military and then the financial industry, Rio Miner enrolled in Chico State's online MBA program to further his career and fill in the gaps in his business acumen.
Chico State Receives Transformational Gift to Support New College of Business Building
Alum Jon Krabbenschmidt (Business Administration, ’76) wants to see Glenn Hall become a state-of-the-art building for business students—and he is committing a pair of $5 million toward its construction.
Graduating Public Health Student Embraces Support and Grows Through Challenges
First-gen student, Elizabeth “Eli” Contreras-Perez, has navigated many personal struggles on her path to graduating, finding newfound resilience, and beginning a new chapter in life.
Chico State Freshman Impresses Coaches on The Voice
Sophia Hoffman overcame a processing disorder to make it to Chico State—now she is turning heads on international television.
Celebrating Our Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients
From aspiring educators and future doctors to those currently serving rural communities, these are the 2022-23 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients—the best of the best at Chico State.
Introducing Delaney Sarantopulos: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
A "roll-of-the-dice" decision to attend Chico State came up aces for Delaney Sarantopulos and the University, which has benefited greatly from her service-based leadership.
Introducing Chloe Koschnick: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Whether advocating for inclusivity and accessibility in STEM or living her values through community service in education and with animals, computer science major Chloe Koschnick approaches all she does with curiosity and enthusiasm.
Introducing Josephine Hernandez: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Animal science major Josephine Hernandez is an empathetic leader committed to inspiring future agricultural students and giving back to her field.
Introducing Madeline Litman: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
While at Chico State, Madeline Litman's work ethic, perseverance, and maturity have led to leadership roles in student clubs, a stellar academic career, and now a prestigious Rawlins Merit Scholarship.
Introducing Hannah Scholzen: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Civil engineering student and soon-to-be graduate, Hannah Scholzen, is a model of perseverance and leadership in her field.
Celebrating Our 2023 Distinguished Alumni
From working on cancer treatments to advocating for farmworkers to teaching human kindness through language, the 2023 Distinguished Alumni have chosen to "Do and Dare" in a big way.
Introducing Peyton Arnold: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Peyton Arnold has studied the impacts of feeding cover crops to livestock and served as vice president of the Chico State Sheep Association, but she's most passionate about poultry.