Fast Facts

Fall Semester 2021

Prior Year - Fall 2020

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 52 baccalaureate degree majors of which are 86 options/concentrations. There are also 72 minors, 12 graduate programs, 14 credential programs including several 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 2021 Enrollment

Fall 2021Fall 2020Change
Student Headcount57396431-10.7%
Full-Time Equivalent Students52855939-11.0%
First Time Undergraduates629546+15.2%
Transfer Students726947-23.3%
Continuing Undergraduates37764359-13.4%
Masters Enrollment365383-  4.7%
Credential Enrollment117103-12.0%

Fall 2021 Enrollment by Student Class

Student ClassFemaleMaleTotal% Full-Time
Frosh

495

34584092.7%
Sophomore40125665792.5%
Junior880648152890.0%
Senior1270904217483.5%
Total Undergraduates30462453519988.0%
Masters24911636578.1%
Credential693410393.2%
2nd Bachelors3533660.3%
Other Post-Baccalaureate13450.0%
Total Post Baccalaureate35420854078.5%

Fall 2021 Student Ethnicity

FemaleMaleTotalsPercentage
American Indian6021811.4%
Asian87751622.8%
Black98801783.1%
Hispanic/Latino1122711183331.9%
Non Resident Alien4432761.3%
Pacific Islander108180.3%
Two or more2161433596.3%
Unknown1651332985.2%
White15981136273447.6%
Totals 340023395739100.0%

Fall 2021 Average Unit Loads

FemaleMaleOverall Average
Undergraduate - Full Time14.514.414.5
Undergraduate - Part Time8.18.38.2
Credential - Full Time18.818.618.7
Masters - Full Time13.313.013.2
Masters - Part Time6.15.65.9
Overall Average13.813.513.7

Fall 2021 Geographic Origin of Current Students (based on prior institution)

RegionUndergraduatePost BaccalaureateTotalsPercentage
Local69928398217.1%
Northern CA6272465111.3%
SF Bay Area7132673912.9%
Sacramento2226228  4.0%
Coast25429283  4.9%
Central CA4017408  7.1%
Los Angeles150638154426.9%
San Diego35014364  6.3%
WUE States*27555330  5.8%
Other States13544179  3.1%
Foreign171431  0.5%
Totals 51995405739100%

* 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 2021 Students Living in Campus Housing

All Students in Campus Housing/Percent of Total Students140524.5%
New Undergraduates in Campus Housing/Percent of New Undergraduates75553.7%

 

Fall 2021 New Undergraduate Profile

Ethnicity

First Time Undergraduates

New Transfer Undergraduates

FemaleMaleTotal%FemaleMaleTotal%
American Indian4261.0%64101.8%
Asian96152.4%118193.8%
Black78152.4%104143.6%
Hispanic/Latino1316619731.3%1228120329.8%
Non Resident Alien1340.6%75122.0%
Pacific Islander0110.2%3140.0%
Two or more2022426.7%2718456.3%
Unknown214162.5%2220426.3%
White20113233352.9%20816937746.4%
Totals 375254629100.0%416310726100%

Other Characteristics 

First Time Undergraduates

New Transfer Undergraduates

FemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotal
First Generation40.0%30.7%36.2%52.6%43.5%48.8%
Low Income31.7%24.4%28.8%48.6%43.5%46.4%
Average Unit Load14.614.414.513.713.713.7
In Campus Housing83.5%84.7%83.9%27.4%36.5%31.3%

Origin

First Time Undergraduates

New Transfer Undergraduates

FemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotal
Local7.5%7.0%7.3%16.3%15.5%16.0%
Northern California11.1%12.1%11.5%14.2%13.9%14.0%
San Franciso Bay Area12.7%19.2%15.2%8.9%14.5%11.3%
Sacramento5.1%3.3%4.4%3.1%3.2%3.0%
Coast2.1%1.4%1.8%8.9%7.4%8.3%
Central California11.4%8.9%10.4%10.1%4.5%7.6%
Los Angeles32.2%33.6%32.8%26.2%25.2%25.8%
San Diego8.6%8.4%8.6%5.0%8.9%7.3%
WUE State6.9%3.7%5.7%4.9%8.7%4.2%
Other State1.8%1.4%1.6%2.9%3.2%3.0%
Foreign0.3%0.9%0.5%0.2%-0.1%

College of Major

First Time Undergraduates

New Transfer Undergraduates

FemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotal
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences22.2%20.8%21.6%29.1%27.9%28.6%
College of Natural Resources & Sciences40.7%48.6%43.8%31.8%43.1%36.5%
College of Professional Studies29.3%18.9%25.3%37.6%26.9%33.2%
Undeclared7.8%11.8%9.3%1.4%2.0%1.7%

Average Annual College Summaries for Past 5 years

Average Annual Headcount

College16/1717/1818/1919/2020/21
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences21232081187317181562
Natural Resources & Sciences32163119291126912459
Professional Studies26422557234320241891
General Studies251256280233142
University-Wide82318011740766646052

Data below this point will not be updated until after October 2021

(this notice will be removed when updated) 

Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

College15/1616/1717/1818/1919/20
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences3003.12926.72810.52610.62322.7
Natural Resources & Sciences2924.92897.62830.72555.42331.1
Professional Studies1993.41940.71968.21881.01696.4
General Studies0.70.611.18.27.2
University Wide7922.17765.67620.57055.36357.3

Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF)

College15/1616/1717/1818/1919/20
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences138.7141.0140.8131.8128.0
Natural Resources & Sciences141.0147.2149.1136.1129.5
Professional Studies86.590.489.282.482.8
General Studies---.1.1
University Wide366.2378.5379.1350.4340.3

Student Faculty Ratio (SFR)

College15/1616/1717/1818/1919/20
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences21.520.620.019.818.2
Natural Resources & Sciences20.519.419.018.818.0
Professional Studies22.921.222.122.820.5
University Wide22.420.320.120.118.7

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 2020 Faculty Data

FemaleMaleTotal
Tenured/Tenure Track119117236
Lecturer (Temporary)163102265
University Totals282219501

Fall 2020 Faculty Data (by position type)

FemaleMaleTotal
Professor4566111
Associate Professor342761
Assistant Professor402464
Lecturer (Temporary)163102265
University Totals282219501

Fall 2020 Faculty Ethnicity 

                                                                                                                                                 Tenured/Tenure Track                                 Lecturer

FemaleMaleFemaleMale
American Indian/Alaska Native6153
Asian7851
Black3331
Hispanic9497
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0000
White779111378
Two or More4172
Unknown1392110
University Sub-Totals119121163102
University Totals          236          265

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