Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2015

Prior Year - Fall 2014

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 2015 and 2014 Enrollment 

Fall 2016Fall 2015% Change
Student Headcount879084853.6%
Full-Time Equivalent Students822879603.4%
First Time Undergraduates142013862.5%
Transfer Students10359716.6%
Continuing Undergraduates580856263.2%
Masters Enrollment397405-2.0%
Credential Enrollment1309734.0%

Fall 2015 Enrollment by Student Class

Student ClassFemaleMaleTotal% Full-Time
Frosh1225765199097.6%
Sophomore651421107296.95%
Junior12181033225194.7%
Senior15031426292988.7%
Total Undergraduates4597 3645824293.5%
Masters23814037865.9%
Credential894113095.4%
2nd Bachelors11102119.0%
Other Post-Baccalaureate1271926.3%
Totals4947 3843879092.1%

 Fall 2015 Student Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotalsPercentage
Black1401502903.3%
American Indian6531961.1%
Asian1441583023.4%
Hispanic/Latino17101056276631.5%
Non Resident Alien71671381.6%
Pacific Islander115160.2%
Two or more3172415586.3%
Unknown3242986227.1%
White21651837400245.5%
Totals4947 38438790100.0%

Fall 2015 Average Unit Loads

FemaleMaleOverall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time14.514.414.4
Undergraduate - Part Time8.08.48.2
Credential - Full Time21.520.921.3
Masters - Full Time12.911.912.5
Masters - Part Time4.75.95.2
Overall Average14.013.813.9

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

RegionUndergradPost-BaccTotalsPercentage
Local901290119113.5%
Northern CA8483087810.0%
SF Bay Area107025109512.5%
Sacramento308123203.6%
Coast375264014.6%
Central CA59466006.8%
Los Angeles272528275331.3%
San Diego686136998.0%
WUE States*430354655.3%
Other States220672873.3%
Foreign84161001.1%
Unknown1010.0%
Totals8242 5488790

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

Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotal%
Black2424483.4%
American Indian112131.0%
Asian2416402.8%
Hispanic/Latino41220761943.6%
Non Resident Alien613191.3%
Pacific Islander1120.1%
Two or more5940997.0%
Unknown3622584.0%
White30621652236.8%
Totals 8795411420100.0%

Other Characteristics 

FemaleMaleTotal
First Generation62.3%49.9%57.6%
Low Income59.4%46.6%54.5%
Average Unit Load14.314.414.3
In Campus Housing85.9%87.3%86.4%

Origin

FemaleMaleTotal
Local6.3%7.4%6.7%
Northern California8.2%7.9%8.1%
San Franciso Bay Area12.7%17.0%14.4%
Sacramento3.9%2.9%3.5%
Coast3.5%3.5%3.5%
Central California8.1%8.7%8.3%
Los Angeles41.1%34.4%38.5%
San Diego8.0%8.0%8.0%
WUE State6.1%4.8%5.6%
Other State1.7%3.7%2.5%
Foreign0.3%1.7%0.8%
Unknown0.1%0.0%0.1%

College of Major

FemaleMaleTotal
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences21.5%20.5%21.1%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences37.6%42.2%39.4%
College of Professional Studies29.7%24.2%27.6%
Undeclared

11.2%

13.1%11.9%

Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

 

Average Annual Headcount

College10/1111/1212/1313/1414/15
CAHSS21242105208720652116
CNRS28223003313333303321
CPS22792262225523652475
All University444428336292320
University Wide76697798781180528232

Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

College10/1111/1212/1313/1414/15
CAHSS2949.63024.32920.92922.42959.8
CNRS2387.72527.92684.42780.52804.2
CPS1874.31841.31734.81771.01874.8
All University11.824.619.985.294.3
University Wide7223.57418.17360.07559.17733.1

 Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)

College10/1111/1212/1313/1414/15
CAHSS124.1127.3130.3131.2134.2
CNRS114.1121.3

125.5

132.3134.4
CPS76.475.572.176.976.8
All University0.10.70.75.85.1
University Wide314.7324.8328.5346.2350.5

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)

College10/1111/1212/1313/1414/15
CAHSS23.823.522.422.322.0
CNRS20.920.521.421.020.9
CPS23.023.524.123.024.4
All University94.333.627.714.718.7
University Wide23.022.422.421.822.1

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

FemaleMaleTotal
Tenured/Tenure Track99127226
Lecturer (Temporary)200140340
University Totals299267566

Fall 2015 Faculty Data (by position type)

FemaleMaleTotal
Professor4275117
Associate Professor212748
Assistant Professor362561
Lecturer (Temporary)200140340
University Totals299267566

Fall 2015 Faculty Ethnicity 

                                                                                                                                                    Tenured/Tenure Track                                 Lecturer

FemaleMaleFemaleMale
American Indian/Alaska Native1274
Asian51162
Black2131
Hispanic6385
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0010
White74102145104
Two or More1394
Unknown1052120
Subtotal99127200140
University Totals226340

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