Boise State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,532
5.19% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,237
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.56%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
77.4%
15,030 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
26,217
54.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.8%
1,016 Graduates

About

Boise State University is a higher education institution located in Ada County, ID. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Boise State University were Registered Nursing (308 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (191 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (180 degrees).

In 2019, 5,113 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Boise State University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,856 degrees), 6.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (594 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,532, which is $−22,968 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,532, which is $−22,968 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,237.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,532
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Boise State University was $5,532. The cost of tuition at Boise State University is $−22,968 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,237
2019 Value
5.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Boise State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,237. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Boise State University grew by 5.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,843
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Boise State University was of $9,843 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Boise State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
5.56%
2017 Default Rate
238
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Boise State University was 5.56%, which represents 238 out of the 4279 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

Boise State University received 15,030 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 39.3% annual growth. Out of those 15,030 applicants, 11,639 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.4% acceptance rate.

There were 26,217 students enrolled at Boise State University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Boise State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
11,639
Accepted Out of 15,030

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Boise State University was 77.4% (11,639 admissions from 15,030 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 39.3%, while admissions grew by 33.6%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
2,563
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Boise State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Boise State University has a total enrollment of 26,217 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 14,289 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,928. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.1% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Two or More Races, 2.49% Asian, 1.63% Black or African American, 0.397% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Boise State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,217 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 14,289 and the part-time enrollment is 11,928. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2019 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 (83%), Boise 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
    19,153
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,283
  3. Two or More Races
    1,202

The enrolled student population at Boise State University is 73.1% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Two or More Races, 2.49% Asian, 1.63% Black or African American, 0.397% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 912 students (3.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1091 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 (3,856 degrees awarded). There were 6.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (594 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Boise State University is Registered Nursing (308 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (191 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (180 degrees).

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 (136 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (261 degrees), and Communications (288 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 Boise State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,586,754 people), Secondary school teachers (564,632 people), Education administrators (322,091 people), Other managers (263,828 people), and Special education teachers (219,188 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (136 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (261 degrees), Communications (288 degrees), English (138 degrees), and Education (639 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 Boise State University are Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (136 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (261 degrees), Communications (288 degrees), English (138 degrees), and Education (639 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 Boise State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,035,654 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (498,936 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (213,910 people), Computer Systems Design (184,417 people), and Individual & family services (172,815 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (136 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (261 degrees), Communications (288 degrees), English (138 degrees), and Education (639 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 Boise State University.
Most Common
  1. 308 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 191 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 180 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Boise State University was Registered Nursing with 308 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,011
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,102
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,011 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University, which is 0.648 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,102).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 103 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 260 degrees were awarded to women at Boise State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.42 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Boise State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 (68.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Boise State University is Male and Asian (68.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 12% of graduates (122 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,856 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    594 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    178 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Boise State University is white (3,856 degrees awarded). There were 6.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (594 degrees).

1.64% of degree recipients (84 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,366 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,490 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    377 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Boise State University is white female (2,366 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,490 degrees).

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Operations

Boise State University has an endowment valued at nearly $118M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.03M (4.26%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Boise State University had a total salary expenditure of $417M. Boise State University employs 226 Associate professors, 204 Assistant professors, and 176 Professors. Most academics at Boise State University are Male Associate professors (117), Female Associate professors(109), and Female Assistant professors (108).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 342 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 325 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 262 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$118M
2019 Endowment
6.13%
growth from 2018

Boise State University has an endowment valued at about $118M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Boise State University grew 6.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $193M 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. $37.5M - Federal
  2. $6.5M - State
  3. $432k - Local

As of 2019, Boise State University received $37.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.5M from state grants and contracts, and $432k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$195M
2019 Salaries
5.94%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Boise State University paid a median of $195M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($417M) and a 5.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.47% growth from 2017 and a 0.836% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$61.1M
Instructional Salaries
790
Number of Employees

In 2019, Boise State University paid a total of $61.1M to 790 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
226 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
342 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Boise State University were Associate professor with 226 employees; Assistant professor with 204 employees; and Assistant professor with 176 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 342 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 325 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 262 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Boise State University was Male Associate professor with 117 employees, Female Associate professor with 109 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 108 employees.

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

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