Humboldt State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,147

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.82%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.1%

12,966 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,503

92.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.6%

585 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 Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (133 degrees), and General Psychology (125 degrees).

In 2016, 1,990 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Humboldt State University. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,054 degrees), 2.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (459 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Humboldt State University is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Humboldt State University is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,147.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Humboldt State University was $5,472. The cost of tuition at Humboldt State University is $-14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$13,147

2016 Value

0.522%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Humboldt State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,147. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Humboldt State University grew by 0.522%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,114

Room and Board

$1,628

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Humboldt State University was of $12,114 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,628. The cost of room and board increased by 4.04% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.993% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Humboldt State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 71% 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.

6.82%

2015 Default Rate

141

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Humboldt State University was 6.82%, which represents 141 out of the 2068 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 12,966 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.399% annual decline. Out of those 12,966 applicants, 9,996 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.1% acceptance rate.

There were 8,503 students enrolled at Humboldt State University in 2016, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Humboldt State University has an overall enrollment yield of 13%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,996

Accepted Out of 12,966

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Humboldt State University was 77.1% (9,996 admissions from 12,966 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -0.399%, while admissions declined by -0.279%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

1,156

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Humboldt State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Humboldt State University has a total enrollment of 8,503 students. The full-time enrollment at Humboldt State University is 7,885 students and the part-time enrollment is 618. This means that 92.7% of students enrolled at Humboldt State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Humboldt State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.7% White, 33.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.7% Two or More Races, 3.28% Asian, 3.19% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.235% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Humboldt State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.4%) and White Male (19.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (20.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Humboldt State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,503 students. The full-time enrollment at Humboldt State University is 7,885 and the part-time enrollment is 618. This means that 92.7% of students enrolled at Humboldt State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 71%. 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

    3,715

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,869

  3. Two or More Races

    570

The enrolled student population at Humboldt State University is 43.7% White, 33.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.7% Two or More Races, 3.28% Asian, 3.19% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.235% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 550 students (6.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 190 more women than men received degrees from Humboldt State University. The majority of degree recipients at Humboldt State University are white (1,054 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (459 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Humboldt State University is General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (133 degrees) and General Psychology (125 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 (319 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (109 degrees), and Biology (224 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 & surgeons (401,899 people), Miscellaneous managers (192,991 people), Social workers (187,186 people), Postsecondary teachers (149,234 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (138,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (319 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (109 degrees), Biology (224 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (122 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 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 Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (319 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (109 degrees), Biology (224 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (122 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Hospitals (554,171 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,416 people), Elementary & secondary schools (291,191 people), Offices of physicians (167,000 people), and Outpatient care centers (140,185 people).

The most specialized majors at Humboldt State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (319 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (109 degrees), Biology (224 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (122 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 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. 134 degrees awarded

  2. 133 degrees awarded

  3. 125 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Humboldt State University was General Business Administration & Management with 134 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 900

  2. 1,090

In 2016, 900 degrees were awarded to men at Humboldt State University, which is 0.826 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,090).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Humboldt State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.35 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Humboldt State University in General Psychology, which is 2.18 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% of students graduating from Humboldt State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (55%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Humboldt State University is Female and Two or More Races (55% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 6.67% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,054 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    459 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Humboldt State University is white (1,054 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (459 degrees).

9.25% of degree recipients (184 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    565 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    489 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    269 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Humboldt State University is white female (565 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (489 degrees).

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Operations

Humboldt State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $333k (1.17%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Humboldt State University had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $72.2M on salaries and $155M on benefits.

Humboldt State University employs 116 Professors, 77 Assistant professors, and 62 Lecturers. Most academics at Humboldt State University are Male Professors (75), Female Assistant professors(45), and Female Professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Humboldt State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 133 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 117 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.4M

2015 Endowment

0.846%

growth from 2014

Humboldt State University has an endowment valued at about $28.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Humboldt State University grew 0.846% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $425k 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. $183k - Federal

  2. $3.03M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Humboldt State University received $183k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.03M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$72.2M

Salary Expenditure

$155M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Humboldt State University had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $72.2M on salaries and $155M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Humboldt State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$72.2M

2015 Salaries

2.79%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Humboldt State University paid a median of $72.2M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 2.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.57% growth from 2013 and a 2.36% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.6M

Instructional Salaries

280

Number of Employees

In 2015, Humboldt State University paid a total of $21.6M to 280 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

116 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

133 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Humboldt State University were Professor with 116 employees; Assistant professor with 77 employees; and Assistant professor with 62 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Humboldt State University were Office and Administrative Support with 133 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 117 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 87 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Humboldt State University was Male Professor with 75 employees, Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Female Professor with 41 employees.

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

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