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Explore Humboldt

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At Cal Poly Humboldt, academics become adventures and lifelong passions turn into life changing experiences. Craft your career, unlock your potential, revolutionize an industry — whatever discoveries you make along your path, the journey starts here.

Tomorrow’s achievements are in view

More sustainable, just worlds don’t come into being overnight. At Cal Poly Humboldt, you’ll find a place to dare and try, to explore and innovate — whether in the arts, sciences, or somewhere in between.

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A future that's worth it

With tuition and fees less than $8,000 per year and 75 percent of students receiving some form of financial aid, Cal Poly Humboldt is a great value, combining incredible academic opportunities with affordability.

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A community bound by creativity

Hands-on study is just the beginning at Humboldt. Students here form a community of learners with wholehearted zeal for where they are and what they do, and that infectious passion spreads throughout campus in living, dining, and playing together.

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Adventure, on and off campus

At Humboldt, breathtaking discoveries can happen anywhere — in our research labs and libraries, and out there on the charming shop-studded streets of Arcata.

The Latest & Greatest
Degree Programs

Coming Fall 2023

Becoming a polytechnic has its perks. We’re using California’s historic investment of $458 million to build out 27 new programs by 2029, starting with 12 coming in 2023.

Polytechnic. Practical

Our new programs are highly interdisciplinary, aiming to meet the needs of our underserved communities and work towards climate resilience for the North Coast and beyond.

Meet the New Energy Systems Engineering BS

The world needs clean energy, and this BS degree equips graduates to take on exactly those challenges via hands-on projects while obtaining a broad education in general engineering.

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Here, passion meets practicality

Raised in a house where the rumble of fighter jets was a soundtrack, Meg Godlewski (’87, Journalism) came by her passions for aviation and writing honestly — and, after discovering news reporting at Humboldt, carried that love into a career as a veteran journalist in aviation. Now she’s technical editor for Flying — the largest aviation magazine in the United States.

 Meg Godlewski (’87, Journalism)

Honoring our greatest giants

First drawn to forestry for purely practical — financial — reasons, Cal Mukumoto (’77, Forestry) wouldn’t describe himself as “a pure forestry guy”. But, after walking among the Redwoods and learning in place along the North Coast, Cal treasured both forestry itself and his broader Humboldt education. Now he’s Oregon’s 14th State Forester, leading hundreds of employees and managing 745,000 acres of state forests.

Cal Mukumoto (’77, Forestry)
Find Your Place at Cal Poly Humboldt