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Where bold minds, open hearts, and muddy hands shape California’s future.

Found on the North Coast where the ancient Redwood forests meet rolling ocean waves, Cal Poly Humboldt offers a hands-on, impactful education that’s crafting careers and launching industries.


Humboldt Founded


Alumni Around the World


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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Cal Poly Humboldt is located on the unceded lands of the Wiyot people, where they have resided from time immemorial. We encourage all to gain a deeper understanding of their history and thriving culture. As an expression of our gratitude we are genuinely committed to developing trusting, reciprocal, and long lasting partnerships with the Wiyot people as well as all of our neighboring tribes.

A Polytechnic for the North Coast

As California’s third polytechnic university, Cal Poly Humboldt is building in-demand programs, expanding opportunities for hands-on learning, and providing students with the resources they need to succeed —for themselves, California, and the world.

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Our Purpose

Cal Poly Humboldt is dedicated to providing the highest quality and affordable college education built on the contributions of diverse students, faculty, and staff in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.

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Sustainability, lived and for life

At Cal Poly Humboldt, sustainability means recognizing that humanity is a part of the natural world —not separate from it. Healthy social and economic systems depend on the resilience of ecological systems. To build the best world for ourselves and our society, we must take action in ways both big and small.

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Find Your Future Here

Strength in Diversity

A commitment to diversity

Our diversity strengthens us at our core, and through elevating the voices of those who have gone unheard, we work towards social justice in our campus community and our world.

Equity at Humboldt and in the world

By prioritizing a welcoming community, creating equitable opportunities, and collaborating to uplift our diverse students and faculty, we work towards a future with true equity.

Our HSI and MSI designations

We’re proud to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority Serving Institution—dedicated to welcoming and supporting students from historically marginalized communities.

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Excellence for over a century

Founded in 1913, Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today we’ve grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs, including ample opportunities for hands-on learning. Humboldt provides an extraordinary learning experience and it’s why we’re Northern California’s first polytechnic.

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