Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2017

Prior Year - Fall 2016

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 51 baccalaureate degree majors of 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, saltwater 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 2017 Enrollment

Fall 2017Fall 2016Change
Student Headcount83478503-1.8%
Full-Time Equivalent Students79348020-1.1%
First Time Undergraduates12101295-6.6%
Transfer Students95385711.2%
Continuing Undergraduates54935694-3.5%
Masters Enrollment4364057.4%
Credential Enrollment98944.3%

Fall 2017 Enrollment by Student Class

Student ClassFemaleMaleTotal% Full-Time
Frosh

1015

650166597.5%
Sophomore62137899997.7%
Junior1162972213494.3%
Senior16161360297688.2%
Total Undergraduates44143360777493.1%
Masters25618043668.8%
Credential64349898.9%
2nd Bachelors15142955.2%
Other Post-Baccalaureate461010%
Total Post Baccalaureate33923457372.5%

Fall 2017 Student Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotalsPercentage
Black1451372823.4%
American Indian6037971.2%
Asian1321162482.9%
Hispanic/Latino17581056281433.7%
Non Resident Alien69761451.8%
Pacific Islander125170.2%
Two or more3202605806.9%
Unknown3142815957.1%
White19431626356942.8%
Totals 475335948347100.0%

Fall 2017 Average Unit Loads

FemaleMaleOverall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time14.914.614.3
Undergraduate - Part Time8.28.98.6
Credential - Full Time23.021.722.5
Credential - Part Time
Masters - Full Time13.512.012.9
Masters - Part Time5.45.55.4
Overall Average14.414.014.2

Fall 2017 Geographic Origin of Current Students (based on prior institution)

RegionUndergraduatePost BaccalaureateTotalsPercentage
Local931306123714.8%
Northern CA785288139.7%
SF Bay Area101332104512.5%
Sacramento336103464.1%
Coast330243544.6%
Central CA58655917.1%
Los Angeles260532263731.6%
San Diego59085987.2%
WUE States*374474215.0%
Other States171652362.7%
Foreign5316690.7%
Totals 77745738347100%

* 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 2017 Students Living in Campus Housing

All Students in Campus Housing/Percent of Total Students205925%
New Undergraduates in Campus Housing/Percent of New Undergraduates107689%

 

Fall 2017 First Time Undergraduate Profile

Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotal%
Black3523584.8%
American Indian93121.0%
Asian156211.7%
Hispanic/Latino33619052643.5%
Non Resident Alien127191.6%
Pacific Islander3140.3%
Two or more5831897.4%
Unknown3516514.2%
White27115943035.5%
Totals 7744361210100.0%

Other Characteristics 

FemaleMaleTotal
First Generation58.7%53.7%56.9%
Low Income56.2%50.2%54.0%
Average Unit Load14.714.714.7
In Campus Housing88.9%89.0%88.9%

Origin

FemaleMaleTotal
Local6.5%7.8%6.9%
Northern California11.9%8.5%10.7%
San Franciso Bay Area15.6%13.8%15.0%
Sacramento4.6%5.5%5.0%
Coast2.2%3.2%2.6%
Central California7.8%7.1%7.5%
Los Angeles37.5%39.2%38.1%
San Diego7.5%9.9%8.4%
WUE State4.7%3.4%4.2%
Other State1.4%1.4%1.4%
Foreign0.4%0.5%0.4%

College of Major

FemaleMaleTotal
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences27.1%20.0%24.5%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences34.4%44.0%37.8%
College of Professional Studies27.6%25.5%26.9%
Undeclared10.9%10.5%10.7%

Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

Average Annual Headcount

College12/1313/1414/1515/1616/17
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences20862064211621522123
Natural Resources & Sciences31323330332032683216
Professional Studies22542365247527042641
General Studies335292319310250
University-Wide78078051823184358231


Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

College12/1313/1414/1515/1616/17
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences2922.62962.43006.83003.12926.7
Natural Resources & Sciences2681.32817.12849.42924.92897.6
Professional Studies1735.21770.81874.91993.41940.7
General Studies20.39.30.60.70.6
University Wide7359.47559.57731.77922.17765.6

 Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)

College12/1313/1414/1515/1616/17
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences129.7135.3136.4138.7141.0
Natural Resources & Sciences123.6133.9135.5141.0147.2
Professional Studies68.374.574.286.590.4
University Wide321.6343.6346.1366.2378.5

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)

College12/1313/1414/1515/1616/17
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences22.421.822.021.520.6
Natural Resources & Sciences21.420.820.820.519.4
Professional Studies24.022.924.422.921.2
University Wide22.421.722.122.420.3

FTEF is calculated using the CSU Chancellor's Office methodology from the CDPS Course Section Report and then rolled up to the College offering the class. This represents the FTEF used to teach courses in each College 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 College.  (IE source:dm_instrload)

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

 

Fall 2017 Faculty Data

at October 31, 2017

FemaleMaleTotal
Tenured/Tenure Track122136258
Lecturer (Temporary)186130316
University Totals308266574

Fall 2017 Faculty Data (by position type)

FemaleMaleTotal
Professor4479123
Associate Professor302454
Assistant Professor483381
Lecturer (Temporary)186130316
University Totals308266574

Fall 2017 Faculty Ethnicity 

                                                                                                                                                    Tenured/Tenure Track                                 Lecturer

FemaleMaleFemaleMale
American Indian/Alaska Native4274
Asian7952
Black2421
Hispanic10375
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0010
White8311013393
Two or More3388
Unknown1352317
 122136186130
University Totals258316

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