Humboldt State University

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School Overview

Humbold State University (locally known as HSU) is located in Arcata, California – farther north than any other California State University System (CSU) campus. HSU is situated next to a magnificent redwood forest and has breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean and Humbolt Bay. Positioned nearly 280 miles north of San Francisco and 8 miles west of Eureka, Humboldt State University is known for the remoteness of its location and the beauty of its natural surroundings.

General Information

Admission Office

One Harpst Street

Arcata, CA 95521-8299

(707) 826-4402

(866) 850-9556

Fax: (707) 826-6190



Contact: Scott Hagg

Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment
Main Address

One Harpst Street

Arcata, CA 95521-8299

(707) 826-3011

www.humboldt.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 6,869

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,191

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,685

Graduate enrollment: 931

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,843 $4,148 $5,171 $5,750 +11.20%
Books and Supplies $1,314 $1,470 $1,528 $1,528 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,522 $8,972 $9,510 $9,986 +5.01%
Other $3,177 $3,180 $3,256 $3,726 +14.43%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,269 $8,550 $9,088 $9,564 +5.24%
Other $3,430 $3,602 $3,678 $4,148 +12.78%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,856 $17,770 $19,465 $20,990 +7.83%
In-state Off Campus $16,856 $17,770 $19,465 $20,990 +7.83%
In-state with Family $5,157 $5,618 $6,699 $7,278 +8.64%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 729 62%
Grant or scholarship aid 552 47% $4,348,001 $7,877
• Federal grants 382 33% $1,731,849 $4,534
• Pell grants 378 32% $1,437,779 $3,804
• Other federal grants 324 28% $294,070 $908
State and local government grant or scholarships 378 32% $841,443 $2,226
Institutional scholarships or grants 452 39% $1,774,709 $3,926
Student loan financial aid 544 47% $2,461,119 $4,524
• Federal student loans 543 46% $2,249,782 $4,143
• Other student loans 21 2% $211,337 $10,064

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1307 171
Agriculture, General 6
Range Science and Management 6
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7
American Indian/native American Studies 7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 123 10
Biology/biological Sciences, General 80 10
Botany/plant Biology 17
Zoology/animal Biology 26
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 81 19
Business Administration and Management, General 81 19
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 51
Journalism 51
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Computer Science 5
Information Technology 7
Education 9 12
Education, General 12
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education 9
Engineering 22
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 22
English Language and Literature/letters 76 13
English Language and Literature, General 57 13
Rhetoric and Composition 19
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29
French Language and Literature 8
German Language and Literature 5
Spanish Language and Literature 16
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 58
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 58
History 49
History, General 49
Human Services, General 34 31
Social Work 34 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 129
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 129
Mathematics and Statistics 16
Mathematics, General 16
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 50
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 50
Natural Resources and Conservation 145 41
Environmental Science 31 20
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 19
Forestry, General 25
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other 27
Natural Resources/conservation, General 21
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 43
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 39 3
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 39 3
Physical Sciences 29
Chemistry, General 8
Geology/earth Science, General 9
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 6
Physical Sciences 1
Physics, General 5
Psychology 62 23
Psychology, General 62 23
Social Sciences 156 15
Anthropology 39
Economics, General 14
Geography 29
Political Science and Government, General 37
Social Sciences, General 4 7
Sociology 33 8
Visual and Performing Arts 124 4
Art/art Studies, General 87
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 18 4
Music, General 19
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Range Science/Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Botany B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering

Engineering Science B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Kinesiotherapy B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Oceanography B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Humboldt State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (707) 826-3011
Website: www.humboldt.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Address: 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,972
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 46%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,807 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,675
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,555
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,478

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Humboldt State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Humboldt State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 111
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 63
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 73
Visual and Performing Arts 41
Grand total 15114

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Humboldt State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,675
Out-of-state $19,555
Books and supplies $1,770

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $9,109
Out-of-state $18,613

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,025 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 908 76% $9,478
Student loan aid 736 62% $5,754

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,700 73% $9,173
Federal student loans 4,030 51% $6,484

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Humboldt State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Humboldt State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,957 4,271 6,686
Percent admitted 100% 72% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Humboldt State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 7,972
Undergraduate enrollment 7,319
Graduate enrollment 653

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Humboldt State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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