Humboldt State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,015
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85.1%
10,198 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,612
85.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
49.5%
675 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 (175 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (129 degrees).

In 2020, 2,052 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Humboldt State University. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (934 degrees), 1.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (635 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Humboldt State University is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Humboldt State University is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,015.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending Humboldt State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Humboldt State University was $5,742. The cost of tuition at Humboldt State University is $−16,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,015
2020 Value
1.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Humboldt State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,015. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Humboldt State University grew by 1.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,120
Room and Board
$1,820
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Humboldt State University was of $13,120 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,820. The cost of room and board increased by 1.94% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Humboldt State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.37% with respect to 2019, 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.
6%
2018 Default Rate
131
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Humboldt State University was 6%, which represents 131 out of the 2185 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 10,198 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 32.8% annual decline. Out of those 10,198 applicants, 8,683 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,612 students enrolled at Humboldt State University in 2020, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Humboldt State University has an overall enrollment yield of 6.29%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,683
Accepted Out of 10,198

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Humboldt State University was 85.1% (8,683 admissions from 10,198 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 92.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −32.8%, while admissions declined by −37.9%.

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SAT Scores

91%
Submission Percentage
495
Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Humboldt State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Humboldt State University has a total enrollment of 6,612 students. The full-time enrollment at Humboldt State University is 5,644 students and the part-time enrollment is 968. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Humboldt State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Humboldt State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.1% White, 32.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.38% Two or More Races, 3.48% Black or African American, 2.96% Asian, 1.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.272% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Humboldt State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22%) and White Male (18.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Humboldt State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,612 students. The full-time enrollment at Humboldt State University is 5,644 and the part-time enrollment is 968. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Humboldt State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Humboldt State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,985
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,170
  3. Two or More Races
    422

The enrolled student population at Humboldt State University is 45.1% White, 32.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.38% Two or More Races, 3.48% Black or African American, 2.96% Asian, 1.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.272% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 402 students (6.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 342 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 (934 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (635 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Humboldt State University is General Psychology (175 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (129 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 (367 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees), and Physical Sciences (68 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 Physicians (483,122 people), Other managers (254,770 people), Postsecondary teachers (242,934 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (225,994 people), and Other Physical Scientists (147,902 people).

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (367 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), Biology (205 degrees), and Psychology (205 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (367 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), Biology (205 degrees), and Psychology (205 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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (691,012 people), Elementary & secondary schools (563,370 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (545,734 people), Offices of physicians (249,233 people), and Outpatient care centers (238,059 people).

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (367 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), Biology (205 degrees), and Psychology (205 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. 175 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 129 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Humboldt State University was General Psychology with 175 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

855
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,197
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 855 degrees were awarded to men at Humboldt State University, which is 0.714 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Humboldt State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.42 times more than the 71 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 144 degrees were awarded to women at Humboldt State University in General Psychology, which is 2.36 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 16% of students graduating from Humboldt State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Humboldt State University is Female and Asian (63% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    934 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    635 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    174 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Humboldt State University is white (934 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (635 degrees).

8.48% of degree recipients (174 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    499 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    435 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    406 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Humboldt State University is white female (499 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (435 degrees).

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Operations

Humboldt State University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.1M (3.37%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Humboldt State University had a total salary expenditure of $211M. Humboldt State University employs 102 Professors, 64 Assistant professors, and 61 Associate professors. Most academics at Humboldt State University are Male Professors (60), Female Professors(42), and Female Assistant professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Humboldt State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 125 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 122 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.6M
2020 Endowment
4.15%
growth from 2019

Humboldt State University has an endowment valued at about $32.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Humboldt State University grew 4.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.03M 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. $118k - Federal
  2. $691k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Humboldt State University received $118k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $691k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$75.2M
2020 Salaries
3.33%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Humboldt State University paid a median of $75.2M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($211M) and a 3.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.6% decline from 2018 and a 4.36% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.9M
Instructional Salaries
281
Number of Employees

In 2020, Humboldt State University paid a total of $24.9M to 281 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
102 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Humboldt State University were Professor with 102 employees; Assistant professor with 64 employees; and Assistant professor with 61 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Humboldt State University were Business and Financial Operations with 125 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 122 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Humboldt State University was Male Professor with 60 employees, Female Professor with 42 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 40 employees.

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

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