Bemidji State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,976
1.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,924
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.23%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.4%
3,043 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,577
61.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45.1%
354 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 (150 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (146 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (88 degrees).

In 2020, 1,087 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bemidji State University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (926 degrees), 27.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bemidji State University is $7,976, which is $−14,554 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bemidji State University is $7,976, which is $−14,554 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,924.

In 2020, 76% of undergraduate students attending Bemidji State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,976
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bemidji State University was $7,976. The cost of tuition at Bemidji State University is $−14,554 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,924
2020 Value
0.141%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bemidji State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,924. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bemidji State University grew by 0.141%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,660
Room and Board
$890
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bemidji State University was of $8,660 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $890. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Bemidji State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 31% with respect to 2019, 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.
3.23%
2018 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bemidji State University was 3.23%, which represents 46 out of the 1423 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 3,043 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.8% annual decline. Out of those 3,043 applicants, 2,113 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,577 students enrolled at Bemidji State University in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bemidji State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,113
Accepted Out of 3,043

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bemidji State University was 69.4% (2,113 admissions from 3,043 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 64.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.8%, while admissions declined by −4.6%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Bemidji State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bemidji State University has a total enrollment of 4,577 students. The full-time enrollment at Bemidji State University is 2,834 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,743. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Bemidji State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bemidji State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.3% White, 4.28% Two or More Races, 3.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, and 0.0874% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bemidji State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45%), followed by White Male (36.8%) and Two or More Races Female (3.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (39.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bemidji State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,577 students. The full-time enrollment at Bemidji State University is 2,834 and the part-time enrollment is 1,743. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Bemidji State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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
    3,630
  2. Two or More Races
    196
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    140

The enrolled student population at Bemidji State University is 79.3% White, 4.28% Two or More Races, 3.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, and 0.0874% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 231 students (5.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 321 more women than men received degrees from Bemidji State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bemidji State University is white (926 degrees awarded). There were 27.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bemidji State University is Registered Nursing (150 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (146 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (88 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees awarded), Education (190 degrees), and Protective Services (63 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 (1,705,531 people), Secondary school teachers (378,670 people), Education administrators (250,930 people), Special education teachers (155,622 people), and Other managers (148,444 people).

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees awarded), Education (190 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees awarded), Education (190 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (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 (2,727,134 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (348,524 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (260,927 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (175,303 people), and Child day care services (94,240 people).

The most specialized majors at Bemidji State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees awarded), Education (190 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (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. 150 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 146 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 88 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bemidji State University was Registered Nursing with 150 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

383
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
704
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 383 degrees were awarded to men at Bemidji State University, which is 0.544 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (704).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Bemidji State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.54 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 140 degrees were awarded to women at Bemidji State University in Registered Nursing, which is 14 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (53.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bemidji State University is Female and White (53.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.282% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    926 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bemidji State University is white (926 degrees awarded). There were 27.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

0.92% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    605 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    321 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bemidji State University is white female (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (321 degrees).

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Operations

Bemidji State University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $670k (2.44%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Bemidji State University had a total salary expenditure of $81.2M. Bemidji State University employs 72 Assistant professors, 49 Associate professors, and 41 Professors. Most academics at Bemidji State University are Female Assistant professors (42), Male Assistant professors(30), and Male Associate professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bemidji State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.5M
2020 Endowment
2.07%
growth from 2019

Bemidji State University has an endowment valued at about $27.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bemidji State University grew 2.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, 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

$37M
2020 Salaries
2.94%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bemidji State University paid a median of $37M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($81.2M) and a 2.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.874% growth from 2018 and a 0.194% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.9M
Instructional Salaries
162
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bemidji State University paid a total of $12.9M to 162 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
72 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bemidji State University were Assistant professor with 72 employees; Associate professor with 49 employees; and Associate professor with 41 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bemidji State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; and Service with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bemidji State University was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Male Associate professor with 26 employees.

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

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