Arcata, California | Founded in 1913


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Business Management
Computer and IT Administration
Computer Engineering
Culinary Arts and Food Service
Finance and Accounting
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Pharmacy Technician Diploma



Students find the area rich with nature yet only a couple hours drive from San Francisco, the USA’s Silicon Valley. Known for technology startups. Water recreation is a popular outdoor activity on the North Coast and with good reason. In addition to a multitude of rivers, lakes and creeks, Humboldt Bay serves as an excellent location for kayaking, canoeing and boating.

One of six rivers in our region, the Mad River flows through Trinity and Humboldt Counties before meeting the Pacific Ocean. Here you’ll find several popular fishing and swimming holes just minutes from campus. A half-moon-shaped cove with a protected, sandy beach makes College Cove a favorite of HSU students. Located just north of Arcata in the tiny town of Trinidad, the beach is also known as a choice spot for nude sunbathers during the summer months.