Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2016

Prior Year - Fall 2015

Humboldt State University Statistical Profile

Affiliation

Part of 23-campus California State University system

President

Lisa Rossbacher

Where we are located

Located in Arcata, 270 miles north of San Francisco and 95 miles south of the Oregon border, on 144 acres of land, it is nestled in a spectacular setting of redwood forests, rushing rivers, ocean beaches and mountain ranges.

Average temperature and rainfall

Summer temperatures average 63 degrees in Arcata and 92 degrees just 40 miles inland in Willow Creek. Year round temperature averages 57 degrees.Overall, Humboldt County receives an average of 37.5 inches of rain per year.

Academics

Many study options are available to Humboldt students. There are 49 baccalaureate degree majors within which are 86 options/concentrations. There are also 73 minors, 12 graduate programs, 14 credential programs including 6 single subject credentials, and several certificates of study.

Facilities

- 144 acres main campus
- Plus an additional 591 acres which HSU owns, leases or has use agreements to (marine lab, observatory, natural history museum, salt water marsh, freshwater marsh, small lakes and ponds, forest lands, sand dune preserve, research vessel, First Street Gallery, and the Wildlife Care Facility).
- 963,127 square feet in 90 buildings

Carnegie Classification

Public Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)

Fall 2016 and 2015 Enrollment
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
% Change
Student Headcount
8503
8790
-3.3%
Full-Time Equivalent Students
8020
8228
-2.5%
First Time Undergraduates
1295
1420
-8.8%
Transfer Students
857
1035
-17.2%
Continuing Undergraduates
5694
5808
-2.0%
Masters Enrollment
405
397
2.0%
Credential Enrollment
94
130
-27.7%

Fall 2016 Enrollment by Student Class
Student Class Female Male Total % Full-Time
Freshman
1057
753
1810
98.0%
Sophomore
667
406
1073
97.5%
Junior
1162
946
2108
95.3%
Senior
1586
1391
2977
89.5%
Total Undergraduates
4472
3496
7968
94.0%
Masters
233
172
405
70.4%
Credential
62
32
94
94.7%
2nd Bachelors
11
12
23
56.5%
Other Post-Baccalaureate
9
4
13
15.4%
Totals
4787
3716
8503
92.7%

Fall 2016 Student Ethnicity
Female Male Totals Percentage
Black 132
139
271
3.2%
American Indian
55
34
89
1.0%
Asian
142
137
279
3.3%
Hispanic/Latino
1785
1084
2869
33.7%
Non Resident Alien
65
75
140
1.6%
Pacific Islander
17
3
20
0.2%
Two or more
307
263
570
6.7%
Unknown
290
260
550
6.5%
White
1994
1721
3715
43.7%
Totals
4787
3716
8503
100.0%

Fall 2016 Average Unit Loads

Female Male Overall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time
14.6
14.4
14.5
Undergraduate - Part Time
8.2
8.4
8.4
Credential - Full Time
22.7
20.3
21.8
Masters - Full Time
12.9
11.7
12.4
Masters - Part Time
5.1
5.1
5.1
Overall Average
14.2
13.8
14.0

Fall 2016 Geographic Origin of Current Students
(based on prior institution)

  Region Undergrad Post-Bacc Totals Percentage
Local
886
293
1179
13.9%
Northern CA
795
32
827
9.7%
SF Bay Area
1014
25
1039
12.2%
Sacramento
320
9
329
3.9%
Coast
356
25
381
4.5%
Central CA
610
3
613
7.2%
Los Angeles
2701
28
2729
32.1%
San Diego
630
9
639
7.5%
WUE States*
390
38
428
5.0%
Other States
200
57
257
3.0%
Foreign
66
16
82
1.0%

Totals

7968
535
8503
100.0%

*WUE is a state exchange program with participants from 14 western states allowing students from these states to attend participating public colleges or universities in other states at a significantly reduced cost.

Fall 2016 First Time Undergraduate Profile

Fall 2016 First Time Undergraduate Ethnicity
  Female Male Total %
Black
25
26
51
3.9%
American Indian
8
3
11
.8%
Asian
16
15
31
2.4%
Hispanic/Latino
336
213
549
42.4%
Non Resident Alien
11
7
18
1.4%
Pacific Islander
3
1
4
0.3%
Two or more
57
45
102
7.9%
Unknown
40
22
62
4.8%
White
243
224
467
36.1%
Totals
739
556
1295
100.0%

 

Fall 2016 - First Time Undergraduate - Other Characteristics
 
Female
Male
Total
First Generation
60.4%
51.1%
56.4%
Low Income
55.9%
49.5%
53.1%
Average Unit Load
14.5
14.4
14.4
In Campus Housing
90.8%
88.3%
89.7%
Origin
Local
5.1%
6.5%
5.7%
Northern California
8.7%
9.7%
9.1%
San Franciso Bay Area
12.6%
14.6%
13.4%
Sacramento
4.1%
5.9%
4.9%
Coast
2.0%
3.4%
2.6%
Central California
9.2%
6.5%
8.0%
Los Angeles
40.9%
36.5%
39.0%
San Diego
9.1%
9.2%
9.1%
WUE State
6.1%
4.5%
5.4%
Other State
2.2%
2.7%
2.4%
Foreign
0.1%
0.5%
0.3%
College of Major
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
28.4%
16.7%
23.4%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences
33.4%
44.6%
38.2%
College of Professional Studies
29.0%
27.3%
28.3%
Undeclared
9.2%
11.3%
10.1%

 

 

 


Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

Average Annual Headcount (Includes 2nd Majors)
 College
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
15/16
CAHSS
2213
2159
2111
2140
2175
 CNRS
2947
3082
3239
3207
3174
 CPS
2030
2030
2106
2219
2406
All University
372
325
277
309
303

Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)
 College
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
15/16
CAHSS
3024.3
2920.9
2928.5
2959.8
2939.9
 CNRS
2527.9
2684.4
2780.5
2921.6
2826.4
 CPS
1841.3
1734.8
1771.0
1874.8
1988.6
All University
24.6
19.9
79.2
94.3
170
University Wide
7418.1
7360.0
7559.2
7850.5
7924.9

Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)
College
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
15/16
CAHSS
127.3
130.3
131.2
134.0
136.4
CNRS
121.3
125.5
132.3
140.0
137.8
CPS
75.5
72.1
76.8
76.8
86.8
All University
0.7
0.7
5.0
5.1
8.2
University Wide
324.9
328.5
346.0
356.0
369.3

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)
 College
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
15/16
CAHSS
23.5
22.4
22.2
22.1
21.5
 CNRS
20.5
21.4
21.0
20.9
20.5
 CPS
23.5
24.1
24.4
22.8
22.9
All University
33.6
27.7
15.8
18.4
20.7
University Wide
22.8
22.4
21.8
22.1
21.5

FTEF is from the CDPS Course Section Report. This represents the FTEF used to teach courses in each subject and may not match the FAD report which summarizes FTEF by department of appointment. Therefore, the Student /Faculty Ratios indicate the actual instructional experience in each subject area.

The historical data is portrayed according to the current college configuration of departments.

CAHSS = College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
CNRS = College of Natural Resources & Sciences
CPS = College of Professional Studies
AU = All University (General Studies)

 

Faculty Data will be updated for Fall 2016 after October 31, 2016.

Fall 2015 Faculty Data
 
Male
Female
All
Tenured/Tenure Track
127
99
226
Lecturer (Temporary)
140
200
340
University Totals
267
299
566

 

Fall 2015 Faculty Data
(by position type)
 
Male
Female
All
Professor
75
42
117
Associate Professor
27
21
48
Assistant Professor
25
36
61
Lecturer (Temporary)
140
200
340
University Totals
267
299
566

 

Fall 2015 Faculty Ethnicity Data
 
Tenured/Tenure Track
Lecturer
 
Male
Female
Male
Female
American Indian/Alaska Native
2
1
4
7
Asian
11
5
2
6
Black
1
2
1
3
Hispanic
3
6
5
8
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
0
0
0
1
White
102
74
104
145
Two or More
3
1
4
9
Unknown
5
10
20
21
Subtotal
127
99
140
200
University Totals
226
340

 

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