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Boise State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Boise State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Boise State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Boise State University was awarded 36 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Boise State is ranked #899 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Boise State is also ranked #4 out of 8 schools in Idaho.

See all of the rankings for Boise State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Boise State?

Acceptance Rate

Boise State University has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Boise State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Boise State University  ( 470 to 580 )
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SAT Math Scores for Boise State University  ( 470 to 580 )
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Boise State received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Boise State University  ( 21 to 26 )
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Boise State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Boise State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Boise State University is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Boise State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Boise State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 15% for first-time, full-time students at Boise State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at Boise State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 22,033 undergraduates at Boise State with 12,787 being full-time and 9,246 being part-time.

Boise State Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Boise State is 84.37 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.37 out of 100
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How Much Does Boise State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Boise State is $15,020. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Boise State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,722 $12,216 $15,711 $18,529 $19,000

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Boise State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Boise State, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,337 a year. That adds up to $25,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Boise State is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Boise State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Boise State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,100 in their early years. This is about 7% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at Boise State University make the most money.

Location of Boise State University

Boise State University is a public institution located in Boise, Idaho. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Boise State University

Contact details for Boise State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725
Phone: 208-426-1000
Website: https://www.boisestate.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoiseStateLive
Twitter: http://twitter.com/boisestatelive

Boise State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 74 majors graduated from Boise State University. Of these students, 3,606 received undergraduate degrees and 907 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 308 $63,200
Allied Health Professions 243 $56,000
Communication & Media Studies 215 $30,900
Other Health Professions 191 $31,800
General Business/Commerce 157 $38,700
Interdisciplinary Studies 151 $33,000
General Psychology 149 $26,300
General Biology 132 $26,200
Accounting 128 $42,600
Business Administration & Management 125 $39,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Boise State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Boise State

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 9,530 students took at least one online class at Boise State University. This is an increase from the 8,358 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,530 3,575
2016-2017 8,358 2,989
2015-2016 7,380 2,568
2014-2015 6,664 2,305
2013-2014 6,521 2,019

Learn more about online learning at Boise State University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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