Boise State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,532
2022 Average Net Price
$17,724
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.9%
16,795 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
26,115
56% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.1%
1,489 Graduates

About

Boise State University is a higher education institution located in Ada County, ID. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Boise State University were Registered Nursing (509 degrees awarded), General Business (209 degrees), and General Psychology (193 degrees).

In 2022, 6,158 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Boise State University. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,554 degrees), 6.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (753 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,532, which is $−24,618 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,532, which is $−24,618 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,724.

In 2022, 60% of undergraduate students attending Boise State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,532
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Boise State University was $5,532. The cost of tuition at Boise State University is $−24,618 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,724
2022 Value
12%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Boise State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,724. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Boise State University grew by 12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,941
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Boise State University was of $11,941 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.34% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Boise State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.2% with respect to 2021, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.02%
2019 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Boise State University was 1.02%, which represents 43 out of the 4212 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Boise State University received 16,795 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.33% annual growth. Out of those 16,795 applicants, 14,096 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 26,115 students enrolled at Boise State University in 2022.

Boise State University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
14,096
Accepted Out of 16,795

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Boise State University was 83.9% (14,096 admissions from 16,795 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.33%, while admissions grew by 8.36%..

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Enrollment

Boise State University had a total enrollment of 26,115 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 14,621 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,494. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.9% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Two or More Races, 2.68% Asian, 1.68% Black or African American, 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Boise State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.7%), followed by White Male (31.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Boise State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,115 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 14,621 and the part-time enrollment is 11,494. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Boise State University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Boise State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    18,779 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,580 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    1,313 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Boise State University is 71.9% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Two or More Races, 2.68% Asian, 1.68% Black or African American, 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 779 students (2.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,586 more women than men received degrees from Boise State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Boise State University is white (4,554 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (753 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Boise State University is Registered Nursing (509 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (209 degrees) and General Psychology (193 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Boise State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (211 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (361 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (372 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boise State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (198,509 people), Other managers (187,937 people), Postsecondary teachers (185,516 people), Social workers, all other (169,482 people), and Secondary school teachers (129,301 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (211 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (361 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (372 degrees), English (96 degrees), and Physical Sciences (87 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boise State University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (211 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (361 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (372 degrees), English (96 degrees), and Physical Sciences (87 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boise State University are Elementary & secondary schools (501,719 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (371,011 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (250,285 people), Computer Systems Design (157,707 people), and Individual & family services (132,807 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (211 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (361 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (372 degrees), English (96 degrees), and Physical Sciences (87 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Boise State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 509 degrees awarded
  2. 209 degrees awarded
  3. 193 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Boise State University was Registered Nursing with 509 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,286
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,872
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,286 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University, which is 0.59 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,872).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 194 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.27 times more than the 153 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 439 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.27 times more than the 70 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Boise State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (65%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Boise State University is Male and Asian (65% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.41% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,554 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    753 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    316 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Boise State University is white (4,554 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (753 degrees).

1.96% of degree recipients (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,909 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,645 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    459 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Boise State University is white female (2,909 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1645 degrees).

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Operations

Boise State University has an endowment valued at nearly $135M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.38%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Boise State University had a total salary expenditure of 486M. Boise State University employs 230 Associate professors, 199 Professors and 175 Assistant professors. Most academics at Boise State University are Male Professor (122), Female Associate professor (116), and Male Associate professor (114).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 409 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 379 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 272 employees.

Endowment

$135M
2022 Endowment
12.9%
decline from 2021

Boise State University has an endowment valued at about $135M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Boise State University declined 12.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $238M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $54.6M - Federal
  2. $5.61M - State
  3. $349k - Local

As of 2022, Boise State University received $54.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.61M from state grants and contracts, and $349k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$223M
2022 Salaries
9.35%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Boise State University paid a median of $223M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($486M) and a 9.35% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$69.9M
Instructional Salaries
830
Number of Employees

In 2022, Boise State University paid a total of $69.9M to 830 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
230 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
409 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Boise State University were Associate professor with 230 employees, Professor with 199 employees, and Assistant professor with 175 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University were Business and Financial Operations with 409 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 379 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 272 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Boise State University was Male Professor with 122 employees, Female Associate professor with 116 employees, and Male Associate professor with 114 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Boise State University.

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