Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2018 

Prior Year - Fall 2017

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 2018 Enrollment

Fall 2018Fall 2017Change
Student Headcount77098347-7.2%
Full-Time Equivalent Students73627934-7.6%
First Time Undergraduates10201210-15.7%
Transfer Students834953-12.5%
Continuing Undergraduates48935493-10.9%
Masters Enrollment376436-13.8%
Credential Enrollment1309832.7%

Fall 2018 Enrollment by Student Class

Student ClassFemaleMaleTotal% Full-Time
Frosh

877

583146097.7%
Sophomore610419102997.1%
Junior1094827192194.7%
Senior15031282278588.2%
Total Undergraduates40843111719593.1%
Masters25916442368.6%
Credential68309894.9%
2nd Bachelors14264065.0%
Other Post-Baccalaureate126180%
Total Post Baccalaureate35322657970.6%

Fall 2018 Student Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotalsPercentage
Black1311432743.5%
American Indian6036961.2%
Asian1151022172.8%
Hispanic/Latino16411012265334.1%
Non Resident Alien67511181.5%
Pacific Islander139220.3%
Two or more2832255086.5%
Unknown2992265256.8%
White18281533336143.2%
Totals 443733377774100.0%

Fall 2018 Average Unit Loads

FemaleMaleOverall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time14.814.514.7
Undergraduate - Part Time8.38.68.4
Credential - Full Time20.621.220.7
Masters - Full Time13.112.112.8
Masters - Part Time5.85.85.8
Overall Average14.313.814.1

Fall 2018 Geographic Origin of Current Students (based on prior institution)

RegionUndergraduatePost BaccalaureateTotalsPercentage
Local829322115114.8%
Northern CA7663379910.3%
SF Bay Area98032101213.0%
Sacramento32673334.3%
Coast324283524.5%
Central CA51375206.7%
Los Angeles233731236830.5%
San Diego538125507.1%
WUE States*362404025.2%
Other States177592363.0%
Foreign438510.7%
Totals 71955797774100%

* 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 2018 Students Living in Campus Housing

All Students in Campus Housing/Percent of Total Students200525.8%
New Undergraduates in Campus Housing/Percent of New Undergraduates93088.5%

 

Fall 2018 First Time Undergraduate Profile

Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotal%
Black2327504.8%
American Indian75121.1%
Asian1212242.3%
Hispanic/Latino27917145042.8%
Non Resident Alien64101.0%
Pacific Islander2350.5%
Two or more3221535.0%
Unknown1916353.3%
White23218041239.2%
Totals 6124391051100.0%

Other Characteristics 

FemaleMaleTotal
First Generation59.7%50.8%56.0%
Low Income58.0%56.4%57.3%
Average Unit Load14.414.414.4
In Campus Housing87.9%89.3%88.5%

Origin

FemaleMaleTotal
Local5.2%3.6%4.6%
Northern California10.3%7.1%8.9%
San Franciso Bay Area14.4%22.1%17.6%
Sacramento5.2%4.8%3.0%
Coast2.9%3.2%3.0%
Central California8.3%6.6%7.6%
Los Angeles39.7%38.0%39.0%
San Diego5.7%8.9%7.0%
WUE State6.0%4.3%5.3%
Other State1.8%1.4%1.6%
Foreign0.3%0.0%0.2%

College of Major

FemaleMaleTotal
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences21.4%21.4%21.4%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences40.2%43.7%41.7%
College of Professional Studies23.7%21.4%22.7%
Undeclared14.7%13.4%14.2%

Average Annual College Summaries for 5 years

Average Annual Headcount

College14/1515/1616/1717/1818/19
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences21162153212320811873
Natural Resources & Sciences33213269321631192911
Professional Studies24752704264225572343
General Studies320311251256280
University-Wide82318436823180117407


Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

College14/1515/1616/1717/1818/19
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences3006.83003.12926.72810.51845.7
Natural Resources & Sciences2849.42924.92897.62830.72829.0
Professional Studies1874.91993.41940.71968.22395.1
General Studies0.60.70.611.18.2
University Wide7731.77922.17765.67620.57362.0

 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 2018 Faculty Data

at October 31, 2018

FemaleMaleTotal
Tenured/Tenure Track116123239
Lecturer (Temporary)186123309
University Totals302246548

Fall 2018 Faculty Data (by position type)

FemaleMaleTotal
Professor4168109
Associate Professor322658
Assistant Professor432972
Lecturer (Temporary)186123309
University Totals302246548

Fall 2018 Faculty Ethnicity 

                                                                                                                                                    Tenured/Tenure Track                                 Lecturer

FemaleMaleFemaleMale
American Indian/Alaska Native4275
Asian6731
Black3440
Hispanic8489
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0010
White779913092
Two or More43104
Unknown1452312
 116123186123
University Totals239309

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