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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 2015 and 2014 Enrollment
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
% Change
Student Headcount
8790
8485
3.6%
Full-Time Equivalent Students
8228
7960
3.4%
First Time Undergraduates
1420
1386
2.5%
Transfer Students
1035
971
6.6%
Continuing Undergraduates
5808
5626
3.2%
Masters Enrollment
397
405
-2.0%
Credential Enrollment
130
97
34.0%

Fall 2015 Enrollment by Student Class
Student Class Female Male Total % Full-Time
Frosh
1225
765
1990
97.6%
Sophomore
651
421
1072
96.9%
Junior
1218
1033
2251
94.7%
Senior
1503
1426
2929
88.7%
Total Undergraduates
4597
3645
8242
93.5%
Masters
238
140
378
65.9%
Credential
89
41
130
95.4%
2nd Bachelors
11
10
21
19.0%
Other Post-Baccalaureate
12
7
19
26.3%
Totals
4947
3843
8790
92.1%

Fall 2015 Student Ethnicity
Female Male Totals Percentage
Black
140
150
290
3.3%
American Indian
65
31
96
1.1%
Asian
144
158
302
3.4%
Hispanic/Latino
1710
1056
2766
31.5%
Non Resident Alien
71
67
138
1.6%
Pacific Islander
11
5
16
0.2%
Two or more
317
241
558
6.3%
Unknown
324
298
622
7.1%
White
2165
1837
4002
45.5%
Totals
4947
3843
8790
100.0%

Fall 2015 Average Unit Loads

Female Male Overall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time
14.5
14.4
14.4
Undergraduate - Part Time
8.0
8.4
8.2
Credential - Full Time
21.5
20.9
21.3
Masters - Full Time
12.9
11.9
12.5
Masters - Part Time
4.7
5.9
5.2
Overall Average
14.0
13.8
13.9

Fall 2015 Geographic Origin of Current Students
(based on prior institution)

  Region Undergrad Post-Bacc Totals Percentage
Local
901
290
1191
13.5%
Northern CA
848
30
878
10.0%
SF Bay Area
1070
25
1095
12.5%
Sacramento
308
12
320
3.6%
Coast
375
26
401
4.6%
Central CA
594
6
600
6.8%
Los Angeles
2725
28
2753
31.3%
San Diego
686
13
699
8.0%
WUE States*
430
35
465
5.3%
Other States
220
67
287
3.3%
Foreign
84
16
100
1.1%
Unknown
1
0
1
0.0%

Totals

8242
548
8790
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 2015 First Time Undergraduate Profile

Fall 2015 First Time Undergraduate Ethnicity
  Female Male Total %
Black
24
24
48
3.4%
American Indian
11
2
13
1.0%
Asian
24
16
40
2.8%
Hispanic/Latino
412
207
619
43.6%
Non Resident Alien
6
13
19
1.3%
Pacific Islander
1
1
2
0.1%
Two or more
59
40
99
7.0%
Unknown
36
22
58
4.0%
White
306
216
522
36.8%
Totals
879
541
1420
100.0%

 

Fall 2015 - First Time Undergraduate - Other Characteristics
 
Female
Male
Total
First Generation
62.3%
49.9%
57.6%
Low Income
59.4%
46.6%
54.5%
Average Unit Load
14.3
14.4
14.3
In Campus Housing
85.9%
87.3%
86.4%
Origin
Local
6.3%
7.4%
6.7%
Northern California
8.2%
7.9%
8.1%
San Franciso Bay Area
12.7%
17.0%
14.4%
Sacramento
3.9%
2.9%
3.5%
Coast
3.5%
3.5%
3.5%
Central California
8.1%
8.7%
8.3%
Los Angeles
41.1%
34.4%
38.5%
San Diego
8.0%
8.0%
8.0%
WUE State
6.1%
4.8%
5.6%
Other State
1.7%
3.7%
2.5%
Foreign
0.3%
1.7%
0.8%
Unknown
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
College of Major
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
21.5%
20.5%
21.1%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences
37.6%
42.2%
39.4%
College of Professional Studies
29.7%
24.2%
27.6%
Undeclared
11.2%
13.1%
11.9%

 

 

 


Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

Average Annual Headcount
 College
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
CAHSS
2124
2105
2087
2065
2116
 CNRS
2822
3003
3133
3330
3321
 CPS
2279
2262
2255
2365
2475
All University
444
428
336
292
320
University Wide
7669
7798
7811
8052
8232

Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)
 College
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
CAHSS
2949.6
3024.3
2920.9
2922.4
2959.8
 CNRS
2387.7
2527.9
2684.4
2780.5
2804.2
 CPS
1874.3
1841.3
1734.8
1771.0
1874.8
All University
11.8
24.6
19.9
85.2
94.3
University Wide
7223.5
7418.1
7360.0
7559.1
7733.1

Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)
College
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
CAHSS
124.1
127.3
130.3
131.2
134.2
CNRS
114.1
121.3
125.5
132.3
134.4
CPS
76.4
75.5
72.1
76.9
76.8
All University
0.1
0.7
0.7
5.8
5.1
University Wide
314.7
324.8
328.5
346.2
350.5

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)
 College
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
CAHSS
23.8
23.5
22.4
22.3
22.0
 CNRS
20.9
20.5
21.4
21.0
20.9
 CPS
23.0
23.5
24.1
23.0
24.4
All University
94.3
33.6
27.7
14.7
18.7
University Wide
23.0
22.4
22.4
21.8
22.1

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)

 

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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