• Address: 1910 University Dr, Boise, Idaho 83725

  • Phone Number: (208) 426-1000

  • Website: https://online.boisestate.edu/

About

Boise State University is a public university located at Boise in Idaho. The university was founded in 1932. The university was initially established as an independent junior college. It was granted the university status in 1974. 

  • There are 23,854 students at the university. This includes 13,311 full-time students and 10,543 part-time students.

  • The retention rate for full-time students is 78% and for their part-time counterparts is 43%.

  • The university has 173 professors, 206 associate professors, and 214 assistant professors. There are 7757 full-time faculty members and 769 part-time faculty members. The student-faculty ratio at the university is 17:1.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 39%.

  • University's acceptance rate is 82%.


Online Education at Boise State University

  • The online education platform at the university provides 36 programs pertaining to 11 majors.

  • The online programs are designed focused on the education requirements of working professionals and adult learners. Elimination of the semester schedule in the online programs facilitates a self-paced, flexible study opportunity. This is advantageous for students who wish to pursue higher education and want to incorporate it into their busy schedules without compromising their career-centric routine.


Reviews

Some of the student reviews about the university are given below.

  • The community is diverse. This presents a great opportunity to mingle with various cultures and backgrounds The faculty members and staff are supportive and helpful of the students. The professors are pioneers in their respective subjects and deliver quality content in their lectures.
  • The online programs are designed with precision in content delivery and the schedule is flexible. Yet, the content quality is not compromised. Boise State University undergraduate tuition and fees for online programs are affordable. Prompt financial aids are also provided at the university.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Boise, Idaho

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001616

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Institutional Accreditation

NWCCU

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Programmatic Accreditation

CSWE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://online.boisestate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

  • Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accredited Programs

  • Master of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 78 % Part Time: 43 %
Total Population 23,854
Student Population Full Time: 13,311 Part Time: 10,543
Gender Division Male: 44 % Female: 56 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 34 %

The College Monk

Female: 44 %

Total Graduation Rate: 39 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Boise State University offers 36 online programs across 11 Majors

Accounting

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 14 programs accross 5 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Engineering

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Design

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Boise State University Acceptance Rate is 82%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $65

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 8,330
Total Applicants Admitted 6,808
Applicants Enrolled 2,574
Full time Applicants Enrolled 2,474
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 100
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Boise State University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,076
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,334
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 81%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 52%
SAT Math 515 average 460 - 570 range
SAT Critical Reading 515 average 460 - 570 range
SAT Writing 495 average 440 - 550 range
ACT Composite 23 average 20 - 26 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university has provisions of various financial support measures. Students can use these services to pay tuition fees and to meet other academic-related expenses. The various monetary benefit formats offered at the university include scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study option.

Students are required to ensure eligibility before applying for these aids. Eligibility factors range from nationality and citizenship to financial instability and military service background of the applicant. Upon confirmation of eligibility, students are required to fill in the FAFSA form.

Boise State University federal school code is 001616. The various financial aid provisions at the university are detailed below.

  • Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and the Federal Work-Study option.

  • Idaho Opportunity Scholarship is provided as State Aid.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill is provided as the Military Aid along with the Tuition Assistance Program.

  • Boise State University scholarships such as the Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, and the True Blue Promise are provided as the Institutional Aids by the university along with Gem Scholarship, WUE Scholarship, and the Treasure Scholarship.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,189 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,676 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,164 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,164 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,164 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Idaho Opportunity Scholarship $3,009 Resident Of Idaho. 3.0 CGPA. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://online.boisestate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,539 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,131 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://online.boisestate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $5,000 ACT 28+ or SAT 1300+, GPA of 3.9 Varies
Dean's Scholarship $3,000 ACT 26+ or SAT 1230+, GPA of 3.85. Varies
True Blue Promise $2,000 ACT 24+ or SAT 1160+, GPA of 3.30. Varies
Gem Scholarship $15,000 ACT 26+ or SAT 1230+, GPA of 3.9. Varies
WUE Scholarship $12,886 ACT 21+ or SAT 1060+, GPA of 3.2. Varies
Treasure Scholarship $7,000 ACT 19+ or SAT 990+, GPA of 3.0. Varies

Data Source: https://online.boisestate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $11,735
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,134
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,081
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,059
Over $110,000 $17,675

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 30% $3,945
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $9,265
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 32% $4,493
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $10,592
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $6,118
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $5,226
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 11,711
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 721 $5,859
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 649 $5,844
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 72 $5,995

Data Source: https://online.boisestate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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