Accreditation Site Visit 2014

Overview of the Institution

Humboldt State University (HSU) is the northernmost and westernmost institution in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.  It is located in the town of Arcata, situated in the middle of redwood forests, along miles of pristine coastline and wild rivers.  Humboldt State University was founded as a teachers’ college in 1913. Over the last century, HSU has grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to a fully accredited university with over 8,200 students and 550 faculty members found in 48 majors, 11 graduate programs and 3 Colleges.  It is known for academic excellence, personal attention, hands-on learning, and commitment to sustainability.  Teacher education is still at the heart of HSU and is referred to as a “university-wide” endeavor with faculty across disciplines teaching in the undergraduate and credential programs.  The vision and support for teacher education programs continues to be deeply embedded in the HSU Mission Statement.