Humboldt State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,766
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.21%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
92.2%
15,178 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,180
90.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
51.8%
621 Graduates

About

Humboldt State University is a higher education institution located in Humboldt County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Humboldt State University were General Psychology (186 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (180 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (156 degrees).

In 2019, 2,276 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Humboldt State University. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,045 degrees), 1.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (685 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Humboldt State University is $5,742, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Humboldt State University is $5,742, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,766.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Humboldt State University was $5,742. The cost of tuition at Humboldt State University is $−16,284 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,766
2019 Value
1.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Humboldt State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,766. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Humboldt State University grew by 1.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,870
Room and Board
$1,770
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Humboldt State University was of $12,870 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,770. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.12% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.55% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Humboldt State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.21%
2017 Default Rate
175
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Humboldt State University was 8.21%, which represents 175 out of the 2131 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Humboldt State University received 15,178 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 38.5% annual growth. Out of those 15,178 applicants, 13,989 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,180 students enrolled at Humboldt State University in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Humboldt State University has an overall enrollment yield of 5.88%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,989
Accepted Out of 15,178

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Humboldt State University was 92.2% (13,989 admissions from 15,178 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 38.5%, while admissions grew by 66.3%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
736
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Humboldt State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Humboldt State University has a total enrollment of 7,180 students. The full-time enrollment at Humboldt State University is 6,479 students and the part-time enrollment is 701. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at Humboldt State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Humboldt State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.8% White, 33.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.64% Two or More Races, 3.11% Black or African American, 2.77% Asian, 1.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.292% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Humboldt State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.9%) and White Male (19.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Humboldt State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,180 students. The full-time enrollment at Humboldt State University is 6,479 and the part-time enrollment is 701. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at Humboldt State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Humboldt State University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Humboldt State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,216
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,378
  3. Two or More Races
    477

The enrolled student population at Humboldt State University is 44.8% White, 33.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.64% Two or More Races, 3.11% Black or African American, 2.77% Asian, 1.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.292% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 467 students (6.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 352 more women than men received degrees from Humboldt State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Humboldt State University is white (1,045 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (685 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Humboldt State University is General Psychology (186 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (180 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (156 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Humboldt State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (393 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (178 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Other managers (117,700 people), Postsecondary teachers (114,620 people), Physicians (83,919 people), Other Physical Scientists (66,449 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (64,170 people).

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (393 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (178 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (77 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (393 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (178 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (77 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (225,805 people), Elementary & secondary schools (178,745 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,744 people), Computer Systems Design (83,249 people), and Scientific research & development services (67,411 people).

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (393 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (178 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (77 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Humboldt State University.
Most Common
  1. 186 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 180 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 156 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Humboldt State University was General Psychology with 186 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

962
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,314
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 962 degrees were awarded to men at Humboldt State University, which is 0.732 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,314).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Humboldt State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 88 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 152 degrees were awarded to women at Humboldt State University in General Psychology, which is 2.11 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Humboldt State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Humboldt State University is Female and Asian (70.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.67% of graduates (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,045 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    685 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    195 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Humboldt State University is white (1,045 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (685 degrees).

8.57% of degree recipients (195 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    601 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    444 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    437 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Humboldt State University is white female (601 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (444 degrees).

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Operations

Humboldt State University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.07M (6.61%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Humboldt State University had a total salary expenditure of $198M. Humboldt State University employs 104 Professors, 76 Assistant professors, and 58 Associate professors. Most academics at Humboldt State University are Male Professors (62), Female Assistant professors(45), and Female Professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Humboldt State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 118 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 113 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.3M
2019 Endowment
2.5%
growth from 2018

Humboldt State University has an endowment valued at about $31.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Humboldt State University grew 2.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $386k - Federal
  2. $582k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Humboldt State University received $386k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $582k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$72.7M
2019 Salaries
3.6%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Humboldt State University paid a median of $72.7M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($198M) and a 3.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.36% growth from 2017 and a 6.13% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.9M
Instructional Salaries
292
Number of Employees

In 2019, Humboldt State University paid a total of $25.9M to 292 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
104 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
118 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Humboldt State University were Professor with 104 employees; Assistant professor with 76 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Humboldt State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 118 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 113 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Humboldt State University was Male Professor with 62 employees, Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Female Professor with 42 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Humboldt State University.

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