Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2016

Prior Year - Fall 2015

Humboldt State University Statistical Profile

AffiliationPart of 23-campus California State University system
PresidentLisa 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 rainfallSummer 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.
AcademicsMany 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 2016Fall 2015% Change
Student Headcount85038790-3.3%
Full-Time Equivalent Students80208228-2.5%
First Time Undergraduates12951420-8.8%
Transfer Students8571035-17.2%
Continuing Undergraduates56945808-2.0%
Masters Enrollment4053972.0%
Credential Enrollment94130-27.7%

Fall 2016 Enrollment by Student Class

Student ClassFemaleMaleTotal% Full-Time
Frosh1057753181098.0%
Sophomore667406107397.5%
Junior1162946210895.3%
Senior15861391297789.5%
Total Undergraduates4472 3496796894.0%
Masters23317240570.4%
Credential62329494.7%
2nd Bachelors11122356.5%
Other Post-Baccalaureate941315.4%
Totals4787 3716850392.7%

 Fall 2016 Student Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotalsPercentage
Black1321392713.2%
American Indian5534891.0%
Asian1421372793.3%
Hispanic/Latino17851084286933.7%
Non Resident Alien65751401.6%
Pacific Islander173200.2%
Two or more3072635706.7%
Unknown2902605506.5%
White19941721371543.7%
Totals4787 37168503100.0%

Fall 2016 Average Unit Loads

FemaleMaleOverall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time14.614.414.5
Undergraduate - Part Time8.28.48.4
Credential - Full Time22.620.321.8
Masters - Full Time12.911.712.4
Masters - Part Time5.15.15.1
Overall Average14.213.814.0

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

RegionUndergradPost-BaccTotalsPercentage
Local886293117913.9%
Northern CA795328279.7%
SF Bay Area101425103912.2%
Sacramento32093293.9%
Coast356253814.5%
Central CA61036137.2%
Los Angeles270128272932.1%
San Diego63096397.5%
WUE States*390384285.0%
Other States200572573.0%
Foreign6616821.0%
Totals 79685358503100.0%

* 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

Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotal%
Black2526513.9%
American Indian83110.8%
Asian1615312.4%
Hispanic/Latino33621354942.4%
Non Resident Alien117181.4%
Pacific Islander3140.3%
Two or more57451027.9%
Unknown4022624.8%
White24322446736.1%
Totals 7395561295100.0%

Other Characteristics 

FemaleMaleTotal
First Generation60.4%51.1%56.4%
Low Income55.9%49.5%53.1%
Average Unit Load14.514.414.4
In Campus Housing90.8%88.3%89.7%

Origin

FemaleMaleTotal
Local5.1%6.5%5.7%
Northern California8.7%9.7%9.1%
San Franciso Bay Area12.6%14.6%13.4%
Sacramento4.1%5.9%4.9%
Coast2.0%3.4%2.6%
Central California9.2%6.5%8.0%
Los Angeles40.9%36.5%39.0%
San Diego9.1%9.2%9.1%
WUE State6.1%4.5%5.4%
Other State2.2%2.7%2.4%
Foreign0.1%0.5%0.3%

College of Major

FemaleMaleTotal
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences28.4%16.7%23.4%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences33.4%44.6%38.2%
College of Professional Studies29.0%27.3%28.3%
Undeclared9.2%11.3%10.1%

Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

 

Average Annual Headcount

College11/1212/1313/1414/1515/16
CAHSS22132159211121402175
CNRS29473082323932073174
CPS20302030210622192406
All University372325277309303
University Wide75627596773378758258

Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

College11/1212/1313/1414/1515/16
CAHSS3024.32920.92928.52959.82939.9
CNRS2527.92684.42780.52921.62826.4
CPS1841.31734.81771.01874.81988.6
All University24.619.979.294.3170
University Wide7418.17360.07559.27850.57924.9

 Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)

College11/1212/1313/1414/1515/16
CAHSS127.3130.3131.2134.0136.4
CNRS121.3125.5132.3140.0137.8
CPS75.572.176.876.886.8
All University0.70.75.05.18.2
University Wide324.9328.5346.0356.0369.3

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)

College11/1212/1313/1414/1515/16
CAHSS23.522.422.222.121.5
CNRS20.521.421.020.920.5
CPS23.524.124.422.822.9
All University33.627.715.818.420.7
University Wide22.822.421.822.121.5

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)

Fall 2016 Faculty Data

FemaleMaleTotal
Tenured/Tenure Track106135241
Lecturer (Temporary)200137337
University Totals306272578

Fall 2016 Faculty Data (by position type)

FemaleMaleTotal
Professor4177118
Associate Professor202646
Assistant Professor453277
Lecturer (Temporary)200137337
University Totals306272578

Fall 2016 Faculty Ethnicity 

                                                                                                                                                    Tenured/Tenure Track                                 Lecturer

FemaleMaleFemaleMale
American Indian/Alaska Native2275
Asian51283
Black2241
Hispanic7486
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0010
White79106142100
Two or More1295
Unknown1072117
Subtotal106135200137
University Totals241337

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