Bemidji State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,630
3.67% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,653
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.66%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
66.2%
4,033 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
5,195
65.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
45.1%
372 Graduates

About

Bemidji State University is a higher education institution located in Beltrami County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bemidji State University were Registered Nursing (180 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (146 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (103 degrees).

In 2017, 1,184 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bemidji State University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,020 degrees), 30.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bemidji State University is $7,630, which is $-13,103 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bemidji State University is $7,630, which is $-13,103 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,653.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,630
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bemidji State University was $7,630. The cost of tuition at Bemidji State University is $-13,103 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,653
2017 Value
2.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bemidji State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,653. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bemidji State University grew by 2.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,924
Room and Board
$890
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bemidji State University was of $7,924 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $890. The cost of room and board increased by 3.04% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Bemidji State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.66%
2016 Default Rate
65
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bemidji State University was 4.66%, which represents 65 out of the 1394 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bemidji State University received 4,033 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.51% annual decline. Out of those 4,033 applicants, 2,670 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,195 students enrolled at Bemidji State University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bemidji State University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,670
Accepted Out of 4,033

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bemidji State University was 66.2% (2,670 admissions from 4,033 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.51%, while admissions grew by 0.717%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Bemidji State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bemidji State University has a total enrollment of 5,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Bemidji State University is 3,409 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,786. This means that 65.6% of students enrolled at Bemidji State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bemidji State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.1% White, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.08% Black or African American, 1.19% Asian, and 0.0962% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bemidji State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (2.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (65.8%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (1.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bemidji State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Bemidji State University is 3,409 and the part-time enrollment is 1,786. This means that 65.6% of students enrolled at Bemidji State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2017 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 Bemidji State University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bemidji State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,211
  2. Two or More Races
    166
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    138

The enrolled student population at Bemidji State University is 81.1% White, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.08% Black or African American, 1.19% Asian, and 0.0962% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 264 students (5.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 290 more women than men received degrees from Bemidji State University. The majority of degree recipients at Bemidji State University are white (1,020 degrees awarded). There were 30.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bemidji State University is Registered Nursing (180 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (146 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (103 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bemidji State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (228 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (53 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,961,589 people), Secondary school teachers (341,605 people), Education administrators (278,205 people), Other managers (180,625 people), and Postsecondary teachers (170,186 people).

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Education (228 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (53 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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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 Bemidji State University are Physicians, Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Education (228 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (53 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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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 Bemidji State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,886,272 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (354,699 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (183,600 people), Computer Systems Design (131,601 people), and Construction (104,590 people).

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Education (228 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (53 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bemidji State University.
Most Common
  1. 180 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 146 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 103 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bemidji State University was Registered Nursing with 180 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 447
  2. 737

In 2017, 447 degrees were awarded to men at Bemidji State University, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (737).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Bemidji State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.935 times less than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 161 degrees were awarded to women at Bemidji State University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.47 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Bemidji State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bemidji State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.34% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,020 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bemidji State University is white (1,020 degrees awarded). There were 30.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (33 degrees).

1.86% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    639 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    381 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bemidji State University is white female (639 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (381 degrees).

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Operations

Bemidji State University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $452k (2.14%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Bemidji State University had a total salary expenditure of $85.9M. Bemidji State University employs 79 Assistant professors, 47 Professors, and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Bemidji State University are Female Assistant professors (43), Male Assistant professors(36), and Male Professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bemidji State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.1M
2017 Endowment
3.13%
growth from 2016

Bemidji State University has an endowment valued at about $21.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bemidji State University grew 3.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bemidji State University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.5M
2017 Salaries
3.17%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Bemidji State University paid a median of $35.5M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($85.9M) and a 3.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.8% decline from 2015 and a 4.73% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M
Instructional Salaries
160
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bemidji State University paid a total of $12.2M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bemidji State University were Assistant professor with 79 employees; Professor with 47 employees; and Professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bemidji State University were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees; and Service with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bemidji State University was Female Assistant professor with 43 employees, Male Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Male Professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bemidji State University.

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