Boise State University

Is Boise State a Good School for the Money?

Boise State University Value Report

Is Boise State worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Boise State value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Idaho, Boise State Offers Average Quality for a High Price.

Below Average Idaho Value
Top 50% Idaho Quality

Boise State University is ranked #4 out of #8 in Idaho for quality and #5 out of #7 for Idaho value.

This makes it average quality that is overpriced in the state.

State Value Ranking  5 out of 7
Great Value
State Value Score  28.57 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Boise State financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Average National Quality

Boise State University is ranked #1,314 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Boise State University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1314 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  10.73 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Johnson University $87,805 A
Pittsburg State University $101,918 A-
Catawba College $103,451 A-
California University of Pennsylvania $110,819 B+
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford $120,917 B-
Touro College $125,143 C
Lancaster Bible College $133,934 D
Lehman College $135,608 D
Johnson & Wales University - Providence $152,913 F
Boise State University $160,829 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $160,829 for a Boise State Degree

On average, a bachelor's degree from Boise State will cost you about $160,829. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $34,292 and a typical 4.69 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $34,292
Average Years to Graduate 4.69
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $160,829

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average Boise State net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on Boise State cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$74,669 In-State With Aid
$178,905 Avg Cost No Aid
4.69 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Boise State value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $178,905 #876 C-
All Students $160,829 #1,314 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $139,607 #1,252 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $113,967 #3 C+
All Students $95,892 #5 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $74,669 #4 C-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Idaho.

About 84% of Boise State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Boise State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Boise State cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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