Statement of Accreditation Status
Humboldt State University

One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 25, 2021
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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Multi-institution System
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Mary Oling-Sisay Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate & Graduate Studies mary.sisay [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Chief Academic Officer Jenn Capps Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs jenn.capps [at]
Chief Executive Officer Tom Jackson President trj18 [at]
Chief Financial Officer Shahrooz Roohparvar Vice President for Administration and Finance shahrooz.roohparvar [at]
Director Institutional Research Michael Le Interim Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness le [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Adapted Physical Education Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Advanced GSP Online Certificate Program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Applied Anthropology Masters 2014 Distance Education
Art Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Art Museum & Gallery Practices Non-degree 1998 On-Site
BA Physical Science Bachelors 2020 On-Site
BA Physics Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Bioinformatics Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1930 On-Site
Biology Masters 1959 On-Site
Botany Bachelors 1948 On-Site
BS Nursing Resubmission Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1948 On-Site
Business Administration - MBA Masters 1975 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Criminology & Justice Studies Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Critical Race Gender and Sexuality Studies Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Ecology and Sustainable Tourism Non-degree 1996 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1938 On-Site
Education Masters 2013 Distance Education
Educational Leadership - Preliminary Administrative Services Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Elementary Education - Preliminary Credential in Multiple Subjects Non-degree 2002 On-Site
English Bachelors 1930 On-Site
English Masters 1959 On-Site
Environmental & Natural Resources Planning Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Environmental Education & Interpretation Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Environmental Resources Engineering Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Environmental Science and Management Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Environmental Systems Masters 1984 On-Site
Exercise Nutrition Non-degree 2005 Distance Education
Faculty Preparation: Teaching in Higher Education Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Film Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Fisheries Biology Bachelors 1949 On-Site
Forestry Bachelors 1959 On-Site
French & Francophone Studies Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Geography Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 1967 On-Site
GSP Online Certificate Program Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
History Bachelors 1948 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Leadership Studies Option Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
International Studies Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Journalism Non-degree 1984 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 1956 On-Site
Leading Organizational and Community Change Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1957 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Native American Studies Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Natural Resources Masters 1974 On-Site
Natural Resources Policy & Administration Non-degree 1990 On-Site
New Designs for Fundraising Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Oceanography Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1956 On-Site
Psychology Masters 1962 On-Site
Rangeland Resource Science Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Recreation Administration Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Secondary Education - Single Subjects Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Social Science Masters 1956 On-Site
Social Work Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2004 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2012 Distance Education
Social Work Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Sociology Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Sociology Masters 1969 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Special Education - Mild to Moderate Disabilities Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Special Education - Moderate to Severe Disabilities Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Wildland Fire Management Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Wildlife Bachelors 1949 On-Site
Women's Studies Non-degree 1989 On-Site
Zoology Bachelors 1948 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2023 Progress Report
Fall 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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