Northern California’s first Polytechnic University—rising to meet the 21st century
You knew us before as Humboldt State University. But on January 26 we became Cal Poly Humboldt, California’s third polytechnic and the first in Northern California.
The big thing to know is that with more resources to build high-demand programs and expand hands-on learning opportunities, we can better prepare our students to solve the challenges of our time. We will address workforce shortages in STEM; revitalize the North Coast economy; close equity gaps in higher education; and provide solutions to the complex social and environmental issues California faces today. Our students and the education they receive at Cal Poly Humboldt will have a long and lasting impact on our communities, the region, and the world.
What does this mean for Cal Poly Humboldt?
With California’s historic $458 million investment in our polytechnic vision and approval of our polytechnic designation from California State University, Cal Poly Humboldt will add a total 27 new academic and experiential programs by 2029, with 12 launching in 2023. That will be a nice warm-up for what comes next: greater investments over the coming decade to fuel a truly modern polytechnic education in Northern California.
With our core that combines the liberal arts with creative interdisciplinary approaches to solving real problems facing our society, Cal Poly Humboldt will inspire a new generation of thinkers and doers to transform California for the better.
The Process (Part Two):
Implementing the Plan
After the self-study process was completed and the polytechnic prospectus was submitted to the CSU Board of Trustees, an unprecedented effort began. Working groups were charged with implementing the University’s polytechnic vision with bold, innovative, and forward-looking plans.