HSU Named in Top 100 Colleges for Affordability and Graduate Degrees

Humboldt State University has once again been recognized as a top performing institution by Washington Monthly magazine’s national college guide.


HSU was named 45th of 614 master’s degree-granting colleges across the nation, making the list for the fifth consecutive year. HSU also placed in the ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ category, being named 77th of 215 colleges in the West.

Published annually since 2005, the rankings are widely respected for conducting independent research that often results in lesser-known colleges beating Ivy League schools in categories that compare graduation rates, tuition, and graduate earnings.

Washington Monthly explains that rankings are based on each college’s “contribution to the public good,” by measuring effectiveness in three primary areas: Social Mobility, Research, and Service. In 2020, HSU was named 37th in Service, which ranks how much students give back to their country.

For the full 2020 rankings, go to Washington Monthly’s website.