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Humboldt State

Set between the Pacific Ocean and redwood-covered mountains, Humboldt State University is known for outstanding programs in natural resource and environmental studies. Through a hands-on approach to learning, students have opportunities such as digging into active fault zones to study earthquakes and researching marine life aboard the vessel Coral Sea.


High Magnitude Economic Impact


Humboldt State's Annual Spending chart






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Humboldt State University’s annual impact on the North Coast region is enormous. Annual spending related to Humboldt State University in the North Coast region ($205 million) generates a total impact of $301 million on the regional economy. This impact sustains more than 8,000 jobs in the region, and generates more than $14 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—more than $575 million of the earnings by alumni from Humboldt State University are attributable to their CSU degrees.


Humboldt State University improves California’s economy with research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Humboldt State has produced graduates in fields directly related to California agricultural production and private natural resources-based industries for more than 50 years. In addition, Humboldt State faculty members and graduate students embark on research projects directly related to agricultural production.



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Last Updated: May 19, 2005