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Boise State University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Boise State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Boise State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Boise State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Boise State University was awarded 28 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Boise State as #944 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Boise State held the #973 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Boise State also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Idaho ranking.

See all of the rankings for Boise State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Boise State?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Boise State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 84%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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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Learn more about Boise State University admissions.

Boise State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Boise State University, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Boise State University is 51%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 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.

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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%.

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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Boise State University.

Good Overall Diversity at Boise State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,744 undergraduates at Boise State with 12,477 being full-time and 8,267 being part-time.

Boise State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Boise State is 78.93 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.93 out of 100
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How Much Does Boise State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Boise State is $13,796. 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 +
$11,450 $11,268 $13,972 $16,336 $17,184

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Boise State, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,159 a year. That adds up to $24,636 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Boise State is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Boise State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Boise State make about $37,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 9% 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

Located in Boise, Idaho, Boise State University is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy 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: 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 75 majors graduated from Boise State University. Of these students, 3,492 received undergraduate degrees and 949 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 306 $63,200
Allied Health Professions 220 $56,000
Communication & Media Studies 210 $30,900
Other Health Professions 197 $31,800
General Psychology 161 $26,300
General Business/Commerce 157 $38,700
Business Administration & Management 130 $39,100
General Biology 129 $26,200
Interdisciplinary Studies 126 $33,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 119 $31,000

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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