Boise State University

Boise State Demographics & Diversity Report

Who is the typical student at Boise State? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the country. The results of the Boise State University 2021 diversity report are below.

Boise State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Boise State University?

Boise State total enrollment is approximately 26,217 students.

13,104 are undergraduates and 1,185 are graduate students.

Boise State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Boise State undergraduate population is made up of 55% women, and 45% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Boise State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 9,686
Hispanic 1,761
Multi-Ethnic 690
Asian 287
Unknown 195
Black or African American 192
International 184
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 64

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Boise State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 62% of full-time grad students are women, and 38% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Boise State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 815
International 124
Unknown 88
Hispanic 62
Black or African American 36
Multi-Ethnic 29
Asian 24
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Boise State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #550 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  550 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  84.37 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Boise State Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Boise State is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Boise State is ranked 2,362 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2362 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  37.69 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Boise State Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 19,153
Hispanic 3,283
Multi-Ethnic 1,202
Unknown 912
Asian 652
Black or African American 427
International 382
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 104

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Boise State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,810
Asian 112
Black or African American 34
Multi-Ethnic 34
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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Boise State ranks 937 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  937 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  75.30 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 15,091 female students and 11,126 male students at Boise State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Boise State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  90.06 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 1,808 female teachers and 1,481 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 15% in Geographic Diversity
42.82% Out of State
1.18% Out of the Country

Boise State ranks 421 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

42.82% of Boise State students come from out of state, and 1.18% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  80 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Idaho 1,484
California 506
Washington 237
Oregon 81
Nevada 74

International Students at Boise State

Students from 71 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at Boise State.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
36.79% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  90.25 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Boise State, 36.79% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 4,880
20-21 3,995
22-24 3,322
35 and over 3,197
25-29 2,662
30-34 1,579
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*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.


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