Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2019

Prior Year - Fall 2018

Humboldt State University Statistical Profile

AffiliationPart of 23-campus California State University system
PresidentTom Jackson
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 2019 Enrollment

Fall 2019Fall 2018Change
Student Headcount69837774-10.2%
Full-Time Equivalent Students66587362-9.6%
First Time Undergraduates8101020-20.6%
Transfer Students759834-9.0%
Continuing Undergraduates45184893-7.7%
Masters Enrollment337376-10.4%
Credential Enrollment121130-6.9%

Fall 2019 Enrollment by Student Class

Student ClassFemaleMaleTotal% Full-Time
Frosh

615

467108298%
Sophomore638380101897.8%
Junior1053775182895.9%
Senior13961119251588.6%
Total Undergraduates37012741644293.7%
Masters25713339071.3%
Credential57369396.8%
2nd Bachelors13304362.8%
Other Post-Baccalaureate68147.1%
Total Post Baccalaureate25720754073.3%

Fall 2019 Student Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotalsPercentage
Black122952743.1%
American Indian6031961.3%
Asian109832172.7%
Hispanic/Latino1437900265333.5%
Non Resident Alien52471181.4%
Pacific Islander1011210.3%
Two or more2731945086.7%
Unknown2551875256.3%
White17161400336144.6%
Totals 403429486983100.0%

Fall 2019 Average Unit Loads

FemaleMaleOverall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time14.814.614.7
Undergraduate - Part Time8.38.68.4
Credential - Full Time20.520.120.3
Masters - Full Time12.912.012.6
Masters - Part Time5.85.45.6
Overall Average14.814.614.7

Fall 2019 Geographic Origin of Current Students (based on prior institution)

RegionUndergraduatePost BaccalaureateTotalsPercentage
Local764309107315.4%
Northern CA7193775610.8%
SF Bay Area8422686812.4%
Sacramento28872954.2%
Coast312293414.9%
Central CA48364897.0%
Los Angeles199728202528.0%
San Diego504135177.4%
WUE States*329293585.1%
Other States167472143.1%
Foreign389470.7%
Totals 64435406983100%

* 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 2019 Students Living in Campus Housing

All Students in Campus Housing/Percent of Total Students179525.8%
New Undergraduates in Campus Housing/Percent of New Undergraduates72388.0%

 

Fall 2019 First Time Undergraduate Profile

Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotal%
Black1912313.8%
American Indian7070.9%
Asian75121.5%
Hispanic/Latino20612433040.1%
Non Resident Alien3470.9%
Pacific Islander0110.1%
Two or more3124556.7%
Unknown2318415.0%
White19114733841.1%
Totals 487335822100.0%

Other Characteristics 

FemaleMaleTotal
First Generation57.2%46.8%52.9%
Low Income57.9%53.3%56.1%
Average Unit Load14.614.314.5
In Campus Housing87.9%87.8%87.8%

Origin

FemaleMaleTotal
Local6.4%6.6%6.4%
Northern California10.9%11.6%11.2%
San Franciso Bay Area11.3%16.7%13.5%
Sacramento4.5%6.0%5.1%
Coast3.3%3.3%3.3%
Central California11.5%6.0%9.2%
Los Angeles34.5%33.7%34.2%
San Diego9.0%8.7%8.9%
WUE State5.7%6.3%6.0%
Other State2.5%0.6%1.7%
Foreign0.4%0.6%0.5%

College of Major

FemaleMaleTotal
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences24.6%20.0%22.7%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences43.1%49.9%45.9%
College of Professional Studies24.4%16.7%21.3%
Undeclared7.8%13.4%10.1%

Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

Average Annual Headcount

College15/1616/1717/1818/1919/20
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences2153212320811873
Natural Resources & Sciences3269321631192911
Professional Studies2704264225572343
General Studies311251256280
University-Wide8436823180117407


Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

College14/1515/1616/1717/1818/19
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences3006.83003.12926.72810.52610.6
Natural Resources & Sciences2849.42924.92897.62830.72555.4
Professional Studies1874.91993.41940.71968.21881.0
General Studies0.60.70.611.18.2
University Wide7731.77922.17765.67620.57055.3

 Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)

College14/1515/1616/1717/1818/19
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences136.4138.7141.0140.8131.8
Natural Resources & Sciences135.5141.0147.2149.1136.1
Professional Studies74.286.590.489.282.4
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University Wide346.1366.2378.5379.1350.4

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)

College14/1515/1616/1717/1818/19
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences22.021.520.620.019.8
Natural Resources & Sciences20.820.519.419.018.8
Professional Studies24.422.921.222.122.8
University Wide22.122.420.320.120.1

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 2019 Faculty Data

at October 31, 2019

FemaleMaleTotal
Tenured/Tenure Track125118243
Lecturer (Temporary)176115291
University Totals301133534

Fall 2019 Faculty Data (by position type)

FemaleMaleTotal
Professor4365108
Associate Professor362258
Assistant Professor463177
Lecturer (Temporary)176115291
University Totals301233534

Fall 2019 Faculty Ethnicity 

                                                                                                                                                    Tenured/Tenure Track                                 Lecturer

FemaleMaleFemaleMale
American Indian/Alaska Native6451
Asian7773
Black3441
Hispanic9479
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0010
White809312083
Two or More4294
Unknown1672311
University Sub-Totals125121176112
University Totals          246          288

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