Humboldt a Top Public School in the West - Humboldt State Now

Humboldt a Top Public School in the West

Humboldt State University has been named the 12th top public school in the west by the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges rankings.

The university was ranked the 52nd top regional university in the west (a tie), a broader category that includes private schools. HSU also tied for the 55th best engineering program in schools where doctorates are not offered.

U.S. News & World Report, which publishes the annual rankings, defines regional universities as those offering a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and some master’s degree programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.

The report ranks schools based on a number of criteria, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving rate.

See more about Humboldt State’s ranking.