Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2014

Prior Year - Fall 2013

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 2014 and 2013 enrollment 

Fall 2014Fall 2013% Change
Student Headcount848582932.3%
Full-Time Equivalent Students796077722.4%
First Time Undergraduates138613681.3%
Transfer Students9719710.0%
Continuing Undergraduates550652993.9%
Masters Enrollment387412-6.1%
Credential Enrollment1019012.2%

 Fall 2014 Enrollment by Student Class

Student ClassFemaleMaleTotal% Full-Time
Frosh1162767192997.8%
Sophomore618459107797.4%
Junior10911019211094.5%
Senior14381408284688.4%
Total Undergraduates43093653796293.5%
Masters23914838771.3%
Credential6734101100%
2nd Bachelors912219.5%
Other Post-Baccalaureate113140.0%
Totals46353850848592.2%

 Fall 2014 Student Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotalsPercentage
Black1551653203.8%
American Indian5530851.0%
Asian1361572933.4%
Hispanic/Latino1466977244328.8%
Non Resident Alien66551211.4%
Pacific Islander1110210.3%
Two or more3012305316.3%
Unknown3142916057.1%
White21311935406647.9%
Totals463538508485100.0%

Fall 2014 Average Unit Loads

FemaleMaleOverall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time14.614.314.4
Undergraduate - Part Time8.28.38.2
Credential - Full Time22.620.722.0
Masters - Full Time13.111.412.5
Masters - Part Time5.35.55.4
Overall Average14.113.814.0

Fall 2014 Geographic Origin of Current Students (based on prior institution)

RegionUndergradPost-BaccTotalsPercentage
Local915275119014.0%
Northern CA8502287210.3%
SF Bay Area105422107612.7%
Sacramento28892973.5%
Coast326243504.1%
Central CA52395326.3%
Los Angeles260824263231.0%
San Diego634106447.6%
WUE States*456404965.8%
Other States223712943.5%
Foreign6917861.0%
Unknown160160.2%
Totals79625238485100.0%

* 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 2014 First Time Undergraduate Profile

Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotal%
Black4029695.0%
American Indian46100.7%
Asian2724513.7%
Hispanic/Latino35519755239.8%
Non Resident Alien116171.2%
Pacific Islander4040.3%
Two or more5543987.1%
Unknown3420543.9%
White30822353138.3%
Totals 8385481386100.0%

 Other Characteristics 

FemaleMaleTotal
First Generation61.2%50.7%57.1%
Low Income41.7%31.7%37.7%
Average Unit Load14.414.214.3
In Campus Housing89.0%87.4%88.4%

Origin

FemaleMaleTotal
Local4.9%6.9%5.7%
Northern California8.0%8.4%8.2%
San Franciso Bay Area14.9%16.2%15.4%
Sacramento4.8%2.7%4.0%
Coast2.2%2.0%2.0%
Central California7.8%7.8%7.8%
Los Angeles41.3%39.2%40.5%
San Diego7.4%9.7%8.3%
WUE State6.9%4.9%6.1%
Other State1.1%1.3%1.2%
Foreign0.4%0.0%0.2%
Unknown0.5%0.7%0.6%

College of Major

FemaleMaleTotal
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences21.8%19.3%20.8%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences40.4%46.7%42.9%
College of Professional Studies23.2%21.9%22.7%
Undeclared14.6%12.1%13.6%

 

Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

 

Average Annual Headcount

College09/1010/1111/1212/1313/14
CAHSS21612124210520872065
CNRS26762822300331333330
CPS23102279226222552365
All University466444428336292
University Wide76127669779878118052


Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

College09/1010/1111/1212/1313/14
CAHSS3013.72949.63024.32920.92922.4
CNRS2328.62387.72527.92684.42780.5
CPS1889.11874.31841.31734.81771.0
All University15.711.824.619.985.2
University Wide7247.07223.7418.17360.07559.1

 Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)

College09/1010/1111/1212/1313/14
CAHSS125.7124.1127.3130.3131.2
CNRS115.1114.1121.3125.5132.3
CPS80.976.475.572.176.9
All University0.30.10.70.75.8
University Wide322.1314.7324.8328.5346.2

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)

College09/1010/1111/1212/1313/14
CAHSS24.023.823.522.422.3
CNRS20.220.920.521.421.0
CPS23.323.023.524.123.0
All University57.894.333.627.714.7
University Wide22.523.022.422.421.8

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 2014 Faculty Data

FemaleMaleTotal
Tenured/Tenure Track92127219
Lecturer (Temporary)210141351
University Totals302268570

Fall 2014 Faculty Data (by position type)

FemaleMaleTotal
Professor4279121
Associate Professor232952
Assistant Professor271946
Lecturer (Temporary)210141351
University Totals302268570

Fall 2014 Faculty Ethnicity 

                                                                                                                                                    Tenured/Tenure Track                                 Lecturer

FemaleMaleFemaleMale
American Indian/Alaska Native1274
Asian51041
Black2232
Hispanic4378
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0020
White7310315899
Two or More0264
Unknown752323
Subtotal92127210141
University Totals219351

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