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Chico State Among Nation’s Elite in Recent Washington Monthly Rankings

In its “2022 College Guide and Rankings,” Washington Monthly listed Chico State in the top 15 in the “Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: West” and “Master’s University Rankings.”

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Chico State Named One of Nation’s Best Institutions for Social Mobility

Chico State was ranked No. 30 nationally for excellence in social mobility—within the top 2 percent of colleges and universities listed.

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CSU, Chico Moves up on US News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings

In its Best Colleges Rankings for 2021, US News & World Report recognized Chico on several different lists, including Best Regional Universities West and Top Public Schools in the West.

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CSU, Chico Listed in Top 25 of CollegeNET’s 2019 Social Mobility Index

Chico State was ranked No. 22 on CollegeNET's 2019 Social Mobility Index.

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Worth Sharing: Chico State Honored With Multiple National Recognitions

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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CSU, Chico Named One of Nation’s Best for Upward Mobility Following Graduation

Colleges and universities have the obligation to help prepare students for life after graduation, so they can thrive in their chosen field to yield tremendous upward mobility. California State University, Chico was recently recognized as being one of the country’s top institutions for doing just that.