Bemidji State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,360

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,334

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.63%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.1%

4,137 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,138

68.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

43.9%

375 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 (188 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (146 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (98 degrees).

In 2016, 1,188 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bemidji State University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,036 degrees), 32.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bemidji State University is $7,360, which is $-12,800 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bemidji State University is $7,360, which is $-12,800 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,334.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,360

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bemidji State University was $7,360. The cost of tuition at Bemidji State University is $-12,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,334

2016 Value

3.88%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bemidji State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,334. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bemidji State University grew by 3.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,690

Room and Board

$890

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bemidji State University was of $7,690 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $890. The cost of room and board increased by 2.95% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.11% 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 2016. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2015, when 58% 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.

4.63%

2015 Default Rate

69

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bemidji State University was 4.63%, which represents 69 out of the 1489 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 4,137 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 61.2% annual growth. Out of those 4,137 applicants, 2,651 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,138 students enrolled at Bemidji State University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bemidji State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,651

Accepted Out of 4,137

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bemidji State University was 64.1% (2,651 admissions from 4,137 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 93.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 61.2%, while admissions grew by 10.1%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Bemidji State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bemidji State University has a total enrollment of 5,138 students. The full-time enrollment at Bemidji State University is 3,499 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,639. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at Bemidji State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bemidji State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.7% White, 3.29% Two or More Races, 2.63% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.05% Asian, and 0.0584% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bemidji State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (38%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (2.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (59.4%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (2.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bemidji State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,138 students. The full-time enrollment at Bemidji State University is 3,499 and the part-time enrollment is 1,639. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at Bemidji State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2016 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 72%. 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

    4,146

  2. Two or More Races

    169

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    135

The enrolled student population at Bemidji State University is 80.7% White, 3.29% Two or More Races, 2.63% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.05% Asian, and 0.0584% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 288 students (5.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 270 more women than men received degrees from Bemidji State University. The majority of degree recipients at Bemidji State University are white (1,036 degrees awarded). There were 32.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bemidji State University is Registered Nursing (188 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (146 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (98 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 (203 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (56 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 (1,958,227 people), Secondary school teachers (340,398 people), Education administrators (273,894 people), Miscellaneous managers (205,780 people), and Postsecondary teachers (172,017 people).

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Education (203 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Engineering Technologies (56 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), and English (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Education (203 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Engineering Technologies (56 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), and English (30 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 (2,891,635 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (349,072 people), Hospitals (198,125 people), Computer Systems Design (127,770 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (109,018 people).

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Education (203 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Engineering Technologies (56 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), and English (30 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. 188 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bemidji State University was Registered Nursing with 188 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 459

  2. 729

In 2016, 459 degrees were awarded to men at Bemidji State University, which is 0.63 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (729).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Bemidji State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 173 degrees were awarded to women at Bemidji State University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.5 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from Bemidji State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bemidji State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.33% 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

    1,036 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    32 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bemidji State University is white (1,036 degrees awarded). There were 32.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (32 degrees).

1.52% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    637 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    399 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bemidji State University is white female (637 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (399 degrees).

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Operations

Bemidji State University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $241k (1.25%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Bemidji State University had a total expenditure of $72.6M. Of that $72.6M, they spent $35.4M on salaries and $72.6M on benefits.

Bemidji State University employs 78 Assistant professors, 51 Professors, and 32 Associate professors. Most academics at Bemidji State University are Female Assistant professors (41), Male Assistant professors(37), and Male Professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bemidji State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 44 employees, and Service with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.3M

2015 Endowment

12.2%

growth from 2014

Bemidji State University has an endowment valued at about $19.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bemidji State University grew 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.56M 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$35.4M

Salary Expenditure

$72.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bemidji State University had a total expenditure of $72.6M. Of that $72.6M, they spent $35.4M on salaries and $72.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Bemidji State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.4M

2015 Salaries

4.73%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bemidji State University paid a median of $35.4M in salaries, which represents 48.8% of their overall expenditure ($72.6M) and a 4.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.03% growth from 2013 and a 5.25% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.8M

Instructional Salaries

158

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bemidji State University paid a total of $11.8M to 158 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

78 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

46 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bemidji State University were Assistant professor with 78 employees; Professor with 51 employees; and Professor with 32 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bemidji State University were Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees; and Service with 34 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bemidji State University was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Male Professor with 33 employees.

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

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