Humboldt State University

Arcata, California


Costs to Attend Humboldt State University

Are you interested in applying to Humboldt State University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • California Residents: $19,627
  • Non California Residents: $31,285
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for California Residents: $5,472
  • Tution for non-California Residents: $17,130
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $10,948
  • Books and Supplies: $1,544
  • Other Fees: $1,663

The cost per year to attend Humboldt State University is $19,627 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of California have a total one year cost of $31,285. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Humboldt State University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Humboldt State University is $78,508 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $78,508
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $125,140

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • California Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,814
  • Non California Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $15,642

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $11,149*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $44,596**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 54%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $8,646
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 45%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,381
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,198

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Humboldt State University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Humboldt State University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $44,596, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 54% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,149. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Humboldt State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $448.55
  • Amount Borrowed: $44,596.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $9,230.18
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $53,826.18

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Humboldt State University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Humboldt State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $53,826.18 is recommended to afford a $448.55 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Humboldt State University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,175 to $7,062. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 24.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $78,508.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Humboldt State University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $26,992, 4 Year Degree: $107,967
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $34,449, 4 Year Degree: $137,796
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $43,967, 4 Year Degree: $175,867
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $50,897, 4 Year Degree: $203,588

Tuition History

What was tuition at Humboldt State University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $5,171 In State / $16,331 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 24.7% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $4,148 In State / $14,318 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $3,843 In State / $14,013 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 21% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $3,175 In State / $13,345 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.3% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $3,167 In State / $13,337 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.6% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $2,863 In State / $13,033 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.8% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $2,539 In State / $10,802 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 34.3% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $1,891 In State / $10,182 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.6% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $1,861 In State / $9,143 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $1,861 In State / $9,266 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.5% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $1,851 In State / $9,231 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -2.8% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $1,905 In State / $9,285 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.9% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $1,923 In State / $9,303 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.6% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $1,935 In State / $9,315 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.3% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $1,891 In State / $9,271 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.1% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $1,853 In State / $9,233 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.7% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,674 In State / $9,054 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14.1% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,467 In State / $7,539 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 56.7% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $936 In State / $5,904 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.3% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $939 In State / $6,150 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $867 In State / $5,670 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.5% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $846 In State / $4,680 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.5% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $787 In State / $4,352 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.4% Annual Increase

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Humboldt State University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $19,627. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 56 $78,508
4 year cost
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 50 $78,508
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 35 $78,508
4 year cost
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 30 $78,508
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 30 $78,508
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 29 $78,508
4 year cost
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other Bachelor's Degree 29 $78,508
4 year cost
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree 24 $78,508
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 23 $78,508
4 year cost
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 23 $78,508
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 20 $78,508
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $78,508
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 16 $78,508
4 year cost
Range Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 12 $78,508
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 11 $78,508
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $78,508
4 year cost
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical Bachelor's Degree 11 $78,508
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 10 $78,508
4 year cost
American Indian/Native American Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 $78,508
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $78,508
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 $78,508
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $78,508
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $78,508
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 6 $78,508
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $78,508
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $78,508
4 year cost
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 4 $78,508
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $78,508
4 year cost
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $78,508
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 3 $78,508
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $78,508
4 year cost
Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 3 $78,508
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,508
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,508
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,508
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,508
4 year cost
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,508
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,508
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,508
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,508
4 year cost
Forestry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,508
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,508
4 year cost
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,508
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,508
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,508
4 year cost

About Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University is a four year public college located in Arcata, California.  Full time enrollment is 7,238 and part time is 807.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 9,412 applicants. 7,638 were admitted and 1,282 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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