Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA 95521
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Humboldt State University is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in Arcata town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,525 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,210 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 823 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Humboldt State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,742, and fees were $1,751. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,622 and $1,751 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students8,525
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
03/26/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - 12/20/2012



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT960 to 1160
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $55

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 -- -- $17,820
ADN 70 -- -- $27,720
BSN 125 -- -- $49,500
FNP 50 -- -- $19,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of Humboldt State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,818
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,322
State Grant & Scholarships 61% $2,255
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 51% $5,202
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,254
Private Loans 3% $12,628


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,123
$30,001 to $48,000$12,352
$48,001 to $75,000$16,251
$75,001 to $110,000$19,431
Over $110,000$23,055

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521

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