Boise State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,872

2.18% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,711

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.01%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

81.7%

8,330 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

23,854

55.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38.7%

885 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 (310 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (209 degrees), and General Psychology (199 degrees).

In 2016, 4,322 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Boise State University. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,373 degrees), 8.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (382 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $4,872, which is $-20,984 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $4,872, which is $-20,984 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,711.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,872

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Boise State University was $4,872. The cost of tuition at Boise State University is $-20,984 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$11,711

2016 Value

1.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Boise State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,711. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Boise State University grew by 1.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,347

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Boise State University was of $7,347 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.362% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Boise State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2015, when 48% 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.

6.01%

2015 Default Rate

291

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Boise State University was 6.01%, which represents 291 out of the 4843 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 8,330 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.13% annual growth. Out of those 8,330 applicants, 6,808 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.7% acceptance rate.

There were 23,854 students enrolled at Boise State University in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Boise State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,808

Accepted Out of 8,330

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Boise State University was 81.7% (6,808 admissions from 8,330 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 79.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.13%, while admissions grew by 4.9%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

2,076

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Boise State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Boise State University has a total enrollment of 23,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 13,311 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,543. This means that 55.8% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.7% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Two or More Races, 2.17% Asian, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Boise State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 13,311 and the part-time enrollment is 10,543. This means that 55.8% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 Boise State University was 78%. 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

    17,810

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,658

  3. Two or More Races

    896

The enrolled student population at Boise State University is 74.7% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Two or More Races, 2.17% Asian, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.348% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 609 students (2.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 604 more women than men received degrees from Boise State University. The majority of degree recipients at Boise State University are white (3,373 degrees awarded). There were 8.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (382 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Boise State University is Registered Nursing (310 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (209 degrees) and General Psychology (199 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 Communications (293 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (190 degrees), and Education (569 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 (2,041,635 people), Secondary school teachers (353,229 people), Education administrators (313,530 people), Miscellaneous managers (280,219 people), and Social workers (229,539 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Communications (293 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (190 degrees), Education (569 degrees), English (104 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (55 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 Boise State University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Communications (293 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (190 degrees), Education (569 degrees), English (104 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (55 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 (3,079,258 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (468,898 people), Hospitals (248,609 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (173,744 people), and Individual & family services (170,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Communications (293 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (190 degrees), Education (569 degrees), English (104 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (55 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. 310 degrees awarded

  2. 209 degrees awarded

  3. 199 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Boise State University was Registered Nursing with 310 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,859

  2. 2,463

In 2016, 1,859 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University, which is 0.755 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,463).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 272 degrees were awarded to women at Boise State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.55 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% of students graduating from Boise State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Boise State University is Male and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 3.62% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,373 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    382 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Boise State University is white (3,373 degrees awarded). There were 8.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (382 degrees).

3.01% of degree recipients (130 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,941 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,432 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    251 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Boise State University is white female (1,941 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,432 degrees).

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Operations

Boise State University has an endowment valued at nearly $93.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $369k (0.394%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Boise State University had a total expenditure of $351M. Of that $351M, they spent $159M on salaries and $351M on benefits.

Boise State University employs 208 Assistant professors, 194 Associate professors, and 166 Professors. Most academics at Boise State University are Male Professors (107), Female Assistant professors(104), and Male Assistant professors (104).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 284 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 277 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 246 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$93.5M

2015 Endowment

0.232%

growth from 2014

Boise State University has an endowment valued at about $93.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Boise State University grew 0.232% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $177M 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. $25.9M - Federal

  2. $3.31M - State

  3. $36.1k - Local

As of 2015, Boise State University received $25.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.31M from state grants and contracts, and $36.1k 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.

$159M

Salary Expenditure

$351M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Boise State University had a total expenditure of $351M. Of that $351M, they spent $159M on salaries and $351M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$159M

2015 Salaries

6.53%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Boise State University paid a median of $159M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($351M) and a 6.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.54% growth from 2013 and a 4.86% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.1M

Instructional Salaries

710

Number of Employees

In 2015, Boise State University paid a total of $48.1M to 710 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

208 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

284 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Boise State University were Assistant professor with 208 employees; Associate professor with 194 employees; and Associate professor with 166 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University were Business and Financial Operations with 284 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 277 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 246 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Boise State University was Male Professor with 107 employees, Female Assistant professor with 104 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 104 employees.

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

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