University description (as per official university website)
Humphreys College is an independent California institution of higher education with over 110 years of educational dedication. It is devoted to providing effective instruction and related learning experiences. With campuses in Stockton and Modesto, certificate, associate, bachelor, master, and juris doctor degrees are awarded in a number of fields in five broad academic areas: law, business, education, human services and liberal arts.
We serve motivated, determined students who thrive in an extraordinarily personal, welcoming, and approachable environment where they can see constant progression. Our skilled and professional faculty-practitioners build bridges between a solid education foundation in the liberal arts and practical life. We provide a rewarding educational experience that gives our graduates a wide variety of options and a competitive advantage in the career marketplace.
History and Milestones
Humphreys College dates its founding to the fall of 1896, when John R. Humphreys, Sr., assumed academic administration of what was then called the Stockton Business College, Normal School, and Telegraphic Institute. The College has been in continuous service to the central San Joaquin Valley since that time, making it the first institution of higher education in the area. The philosophy and objectives of its founder have remained with the College, being a small, independent school dedicated to higher education.
John R. Humphreys, Jr. became president of the college in 1937
The school became known as “Humphreys College” in 1947 when it was incorporated as a nonprofit education corporation under the California Education Code. It is governed by a Board of Trustees.
In 1950, this Board established a four-year evening law school.
The College moved to its current location on the corner of Benjamin Holt Drive and Inglewood Avenue in 1966.
In 1972, Humphreys College was accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Robert G. Humphreys became the third President of the College in 1980. Three generations of Humphreys had maintained the leadership of the College since its founding.
The law school became accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the California State Bar in 1983.
In 1987, a second campus was started in Modesto, California.
The College received accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1992.
The College has gone through great expansion between 1991 and 2004 adding a new law school and courtroom, a new library housing undergraduate and law libraries, a student lounge, and classrooms.
While kept current, the curriculum today is still clearly related to the curriculum as it was when the College was founded, focusing on both liberal arts and career preparation. The expansion of the College, both in Stockton and Modesto, shows the commitment Humphreys College has to the community and the growth of education opportunities for all.
The Financial Aid Department at Humphreys College is committed to making the application process for aid as simple and understandable as possible. The dedicated and knowledgeable staff is available to assist and navigate you through the process. The Financial Aid Office provides the following services:
* Assist in the qualification process for federal and state aid.
* Assist graduates with student loan repayment options.
* Don’t let financial hardships prevent you from earning the degree you’ve always dreamed about.
Applying for Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid begins with the submittal of a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once submitted, the Financial Aid Department will receive the processed information directly from the Department of Education. If you are the parent or the student and sign the FAFSA, you agree to provide information that will verify the accuracy of the information reported on the FAFSA. A Financial Aid expert will review your record and develop a personalized financial aid package according to government regulations and most importantly your needs.
Note: The Financial Aid Office awards federal aid on a quarterly basis. Applying for state aid or other aid has additional requirements and a separate timetable. Contact our office for your specific deadlines.