California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt

Arcata, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,336
Graduate Enrollment: 554
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 91.46%

Male/Female: 41% / 59% (2017)

First generation college students: 44.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,081


2021 Median Admit ACT: 21


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 73.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 57.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 46.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 34.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 46.8%
Black: 3.3%
Hispanic: 32.9%
Asian: 2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
2+ races: 6.3%
Non-resident alien: 1.1%
Unknown race: 5.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,219
In-State tuition: $7,864
Out-of-State tuition: $19,744

Estimated books and supplies: $1,070 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,540 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,344 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,390 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,344 (2022)

Average Family Income: $53,410 (2017)
Median Family Income: $26,596 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 51.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 39.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $18,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $191 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $9,695
$30k-48k $10,466
$48k-75k $15,111
$75k-110k $19,758
$110k+ $22,583

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 20%
6-year graduation rate: 48%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $18,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $11,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,976 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 62.6% (2015)
@3 year 68.4% (2017)
@5 year 72.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 47.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 48.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $28,133 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $40,527 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 119 $20,113 $209 $23,231 ($1,936) $40,750 ($3,396)
Master's Degree Education, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 50 $24,350 $265 $52,117 ($4,343) $71,510 ($5,959)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 14 $19,083 $166 $36,201 ($3,017)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 58 $17,000 $178 $18,000 ($1,500) $32,524 ($2,710)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 96 $16,000 $170 $25,539 ($2,128) $34,209 ($2,851)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 156 $20,200 $211 $27,975 ($2,331) $39,303 ($3,275)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 19 $30,582 ($2,549) $43,749 ($3,646)
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 42 $20,690 $213 $25,280 ($2,107) $26,675 ($2,223)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 21
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 12
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 49 $18,196 $169 $39,597 ($3,300) $38,755 ($3,230)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 31
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 12
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 189 $15,500 $159 $27,733 ($2,311) $36,894 ($3,075)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 33 $275 $54,727 ($4,561) $53,425 ($4,452)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 3 $35,992 ($2,999)
Bachelor's Degree Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management. 19 $30,601 ($2,550) $39,212 ($3,268)
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 42 $22,173 $223 $44,531 ($3,711) $51,526 ($4,294)
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 107 $22,500 $232 $25,079 ($2,090) $33,037 ($2,753)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 25 $15,533 $159 $23,980 ($1,998)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 42
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 24 $22,300 $212 $27,429 ($2,286) $32,810 ($2,734)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 38 $17,750 $187 $41,486 ($3,457) $72,511 ($6,043)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 24 $19,159 $194 $26,704 ($2,225)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 49 $16,458 $156 $23,129 ($1,927) $37,681 ($3,140)
Master's Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 17 $23,164 $246
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 15 $23,162 $234 $14,389 ($1,199)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 69 $17,500 $193 $18,990 ($1,583) $27,664 ($2,305)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 16 $21,695 ($1,808)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 180 $16,000 $164 $32,744 ($2,729) $51,034 ($4,253)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 21 $233 $43,344 ($3,612)
Bachelor's Degree History. 39 $15,000 $159 $21,598 ($1,800) $39,994 ($3,333)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 28 $51,878 ($4,323)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 19
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 22 $24,000 $254 $27,952 ($2,329)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 44 $20,526 $211 $27,913 ($2,326) $52,768 ($4,397)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 186 $16,200 $159 $25,788 ($2,149) $38,617 ($3,218)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 38 $440 $60,023 ($5,002) $67,538 ($5,628)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 55 $23,286 $193 $36,046 ($3,004) $47,507 ($3,959)
Master's Degree Social Work. 48 $337 $54,158 ($4,513) $63,161 ($5,263)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 2
Master's Degree Social Sciences, General. 11 $28,047 ($2,337)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 37 $18,150 $191 $19,956 ($1,663) $43,020 ($3,585)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 54 $16,849 $175 $30,793 ($2,566) $42,938 ($3,578)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 12 $32,386 ($2,699) $56,320 ($4,693)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 25 $17,412 $159 $28,395 ($2,366)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $88,164
Full time faculty: 54%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $32,587,726 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $36,335,250 (2022)