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Humboldt State University Demographics & Diversity

Arcata, California

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Humboldt State University are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Humboldt State University has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Humboldt State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 3%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 1%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at Humboldt State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Humboldt State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Humboldt State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Humboldt State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,383
Women 4,589

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Humboldt State University serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Humboldt State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,400 per year

53% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,972
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.4%
Part time Undergrads 6.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115755 IPEDS survey data for Humboldt State University.

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