Statement of Accreditation Status
California State University, Chico

400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0110
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 28, 2019
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Multi-institution System
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Daniel Grassian Vice Provost for Academic Programs dsgrassian [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Chief Academic Officer Debra Larson Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs dslarson [at]
Chief Executive Officer Gayle Hutchinson President ghutchinson [at]
Chief Financial Officer Ann Sherman Vice President for Business and Finance asherman [at]
Director Institutional Research Thomas Rosenow Interim Director, Institutional Research and Director, Applications and Data Services trosenow [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Agricultural Business Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Agricultural Education Masters 2012 Distance Education
Agriculture Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Animal Science Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Anthropology Masters 2001 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Art (BA) Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Art (BFA) Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Art (MA) Masters 2001 On-Site
Art (MFA) Masters 2001 On-Site
Asian Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
BFA in Musical Theatre Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Biological Sciences Masters 2001 On-Site
Biological Sciences (BA) Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Biological Sciences (BS) Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2005 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Business Administration - Masters (Online) Masters 2020 Distance Education
Business Administration, Management Option Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Business Information Systems Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Certificate in Data Science Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Chemistry (BA) Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Chemistry (BS) Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Child Development Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Civil Engineering Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Communication Design Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Communication Sciences & Disorders Masters 2001 On-Site
Communication Sciences & Disorders Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Communication Studies Masters 2001 On-Site
Communication Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Computer Animation and Game Development Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Computer Engineering Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Computer Information Systems Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 2001 On-Site
Concrete Industry Management Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Construction Management Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Criminal Justice Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Education Masters 2001 On-Site
Electrical / Electronic Engineering Bachelors 2001 On-Site
English Bachelors 2001 On-Site
English Masters 2001 On-Site
Entrepreneurship Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Environmental Science Masters 2001 On-Site
Exercise Physiology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
French Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Geography Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Geosciences Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Geosciences Masters 2001 On-Site
German Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Health Services Administration Bachelors 2019 On-Site
History Bachelors 2001 On-Site
History Masters 2001 On-Site
Humanities Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Masters 2001 On-Site
International Relations Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Intersectional Chicanx/Latinx Studies (BA) Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 2001 On-Site
Latin American Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Liberal Studies Degree Completion Bachelors 2001 Distance Education
Mathematics Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Mathematics Education Masters 2001 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Mechatronic Engineering Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Media Arts Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Microbiology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Multicultural & Gender Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Music Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Natural Sciences Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2001 Distance Education
Nursing Masters 2004 Distance Education
Nutrition & Food Sciences Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Nutritional Science Masters 2001 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Plant and Soil Science Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Political Science Masters 2001 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Psychology MA Masters 2001 On-Site
Psychology: MFT Masters 2001 On-Site
Psychology:Pupil Personnel Services Cred. Masters 2001 On-Site
Public Administration Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Public Administration Masters 2001 On-Site
Public Health Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Religious Studies Degree Completion Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
Social Science Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Social Science Masters 2001 On-Site
Social Science Degree Completion Bachelors 2001 Distance Education
Social Work Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2001 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2009 Distance Education
Social Work Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Sociology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Sociology Degree Completion Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Spanish Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Sustainable Manufacturing Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Teaching - Masters (MAT) Masters 2020 On-Site
Teaching International Languages Masters 2001 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2023 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2023 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2026 Offsite Review
Spring 2027 Accreditation Visit

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