Boise State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,532
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,190
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.34%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.5%
15,511 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
24,069
59.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
54.1%
1,182 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 (420 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (238 degrees), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (228 degrees).

In 2020, 5,953 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Boise State University. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,423 degrees), 6.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (691 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,532, which is $−23,097 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,532, which is $−23,097 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,190.

In 2020, 47% of undergraduate students attending Boise State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,532
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Boise State University was $5,532. The cost of tuition at Boise State University is $−23,097 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$14,190
2020 Value
7.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Boise State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,190. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Boise State University grew by 7.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,503
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Boise State University was of $10,503 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 6.71% 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

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Boise State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.82% with respect to 2019, when 44% 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.
4.34%
2018 Default Rate
185
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Boise State University was 4.34%, which represents 185 out of the 4262 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Boise State University received 15,511 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.2% annual growth. Out of those 15,511 applicants, 12,020 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.5% acceptance rate.

There were 24,069 students enrolled at Boise State University in 2020, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Boise State University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
12,020
Accepted Out of 15,511

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Boise State University was 77.5% (12,020 admissions from 15,511 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 77.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.2%, while admissions grew by 3.27%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
2,407
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Boise State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Boise State University has a total enrollment of 24,069 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 14,221 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,848. This means that 59.1% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.3% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 2.66% Asian, 1.65% Black or African American, 0.407% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.32% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Boise State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.1%), followed by White Male (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,069 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 14,221 and the part-time enrollment is 9,848. This means that 59.1% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Boise State University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    17,650
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,045
  3. Two or More Races
    1,130

The enrolled student population at Boise State University is 73.3% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 2.66% Asian, 1.65% Black or African American, 0.407% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.32% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1401 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 (4,423 degrees awarded). There were 6.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (691 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Boise State University is Registered Nursing (420 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (238 degrees) and General Interdisciplinary Studies (228 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 (154 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (336 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (383 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 (258,388 people), Other managers (216,154 people), Social workers, all other (163,119 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (142,353 people), and Postsecondary teachers (137,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (154 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (336 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (383 degrees), Communications (289 degrees), and English (128 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 Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (154 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (336 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (383 degrees), Communications (289 degrees), and English (128 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 (564,241 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (339,498 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (228,839 people), Computer Systems Design (165,430 people), and Individual & family services (142,748 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Language & Linguistics (154 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (336 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (383 degrees), Communications (289 degrees), and English (128 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. 420 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 238 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 228 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Boise State University was Registered Nursing with 420 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,276
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,677
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,276 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,677).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.31 times more than the 125 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 363 degrees were awarded to women at Boise State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.37 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% of students graduating from Boise State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Boise State University is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.846% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,423 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    691 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Boise State University is white (4,423 degrees awarded). There were 6.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (691 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (137 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,741 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,682 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    452 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Boise State University is white female (2,741 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,682 degrees).

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Operations

Boise State University has an endowment valued at nearly $117M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.7M (4.01%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Boise State University had a total salary expenditure of $445M. Boise State University employs 228 Associate professors, 207 Assistant professors, and 180 Professors. Most academics at Boise State University are Male Associate professors (114), Female Associate professors(114), and Male Professors (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 331 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 313 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 245 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$117M
2020 Endowment
0.791%
decline from 2019

Boise State University has an endowment valued at about $117M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Boise State University declined 0.791% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $185M 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. $40.5M - Federal
  2. $6.21M - State
  3. $307k - Local

As of 2020, Boise State University received $40.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.21M from state grants and contracts, and $307k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$209M
2020 Salaries
7.37%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Boise State University paid a median of $209M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($445M) and a 7.37% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.94% growth from 2018 and a 8.47% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$61M
Instructional Salaries
784
Number of Employees

In 2020, Boise State University paid a total of $61M to 784 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Boise State University were Associate professor with 228 employees; Assistant professor with 207 employees; and Assistant professor with 180 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 331 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 313 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 245 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Boise State University was Male Associate professor with 114 employees, Female Associate professor with 114 employees, and Male Professor with 113 employees.

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

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