California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt

Public, Four-years School Located in Arcata, CA

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How much is the Humboldt State tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Humboldt State's tuition & fees is $7,864 for California residents and $19,744 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,856 for California residents and $36,736 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Humboldt State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,864
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,744
Books & Supplies Costs$1,090
On-campus Room & Board$12,540
On-campus Expenses$3,362
Off-campus Room & Board$13,790
Off-campus Expenses$3,362
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$9,294
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,174

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Humboldt State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $78,976 at Humboldt State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $142,764. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $103,276.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,744$35,664$25,792
Sophomore (2024-25)$19,744$35,682$25,810
Junior (2025-26)$19,744$35,700$25,828
Senior (2026-27)$19,744$35,718$25,846
4 Years Total$78,976$142,764$103,276
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$19,744$35,682$25,810
Sophomore (2025-26)$19,744$35,700$25,828
Junior (2026-27)$19,744$35,718$25,846
Senior (2027-28)$19,744$35,736$25,864
4 Years Total$78,976$142,837$103,349
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$19,744$35,700$25,828
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,744$35,718$25,846
Junior (2027-28)$19,744$35,736$25,864
Senior (2028-29)$19,744$35,754$25,882
4 Years Total$78,976$142,909$103,421
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,744$35,718$25,846
Sophomore (2027-28)$19,744$35,736$25,864
Junior (2028-29)$19,744$35,754$25,882
Senior (2029-30)$19,744$35,773$25,901
4 Years Total$78,976$142,982$103,494
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$19,744$35,736$25,864
Sophomore (2028-29)$19,744$35,754$25,882
Junior (2029-30)$19,744$35,773$25,901
Senior (2030-31)$19,744$35,791$25,919
4 Years Total$78,976$143,054$103,566

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Humboldt State' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,488.
California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt$7,864$19,744
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Humboldt State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
California State Polytechnic University-HumboldtArcata, CA$7,864$19,744
University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen Bay, WI$7,873$16,091
William Paterson University of New JerseyWayne, NJ$14,624$23,624
Louisiana State University-ShreveportShreveport, LA$7,327$20,481
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA$10,543$15,062
Columbus State UniversityColumbus, GA$5,751$16,805
University of Illinois SpringfieldSpringfield, IL$12,190$19,282
Longwood UniversityFarmville, VA$14,600$26,780
California State University-San MarcosSan Marcos, CA$7,733$19,613
Western New Mexico UniversitySilver City, NM$7,657$14,287
Troy UniversityTroy, AL$9,312$18,624

Financial Aid and COA

At California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt, 3,687 students (69%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,872.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Humboldt State is $26,864 for students living on-campus and $28,114 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 460 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,262 and the average amount of student loans is $5,829.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$24,856$36,736
COA (off-campus)$26,106$37,986
Tuition & Fees$7,864$19,744
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,992$16,992
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,242$18,242
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,984$26,864
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,234$28,114
Average Financial Aid$9,872$9,872
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,68769%$9,872
Pell Grants2,60949%$4,960
Federal Student Loan1,96437%$6,517
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid46076%-
Grants or Scholarships40466%$9,262
Federal Grants22938%$5,674
Pell Grants22938%$5,284
Other Federal Grants7512%$1,193
State/Local Grants30350%$2,448
Institutional Grants28847%$5,905
Student Loan Aid22437%$5,829
Federal Student Loans21936%$4,910
Other Student Loans183%$12,804
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level325291$10,250
110,001 or more7343$1,663

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Humboldt State's acceptance rate is 91.46%. A total of 7,013 applicants applied to and 6,414 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 629 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 9.81%.
To apply to Humboldt State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate91.46%90.00%92.41%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)9.81%10.23%9.54%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt has a total of 6,025 students including 5,461 undergraduate and 564 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,392 male students and 3,516 female students attending Humboldt State. The school offers online degree programs and 627 students enrolled online exclusively (10.41% of all students).
Total5,908 2,3923,516
Undergraduate5,354 2,2263,128
Graduate554 166388

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered70 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered14 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate98.18%
Student Population6,025
Graduation Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate74% (Full-time), 60% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties281 (Full-time), 205 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs863 (Full-time), 230 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$88,155
Average Staff Salary$67,526