Aug 25, 2014 1:50 PM by News Staff
Today marks the beginning of a new semester at Chico State and Butte College.
Thousands of students filled both campuses this morning, with Chico State welcoming in a new group of students and faculty. The university has about 17,000 students enrolled this year, up about 1,000 from last year.
In addition to the increase in students, the university has hired 37 new faculty members and plan to hire 100 more over the next 3 years.
Butte College students are also back in the classroom Monday, the school has over 12,000 students enrolled in their 180 programs, similar numbers to last year.
School officials say they are constantly working hard to add classes and accommodate as many students as possible.