67%

Acceptance Rate

$5,241

Avg.Financial Aid

002336

FAFSA Code

About Bemidji State University (BSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

5,111

Website

www.bemidjistate.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Bemidji State University also referred to as ‘BSU’ is a public university which was established in the year 1919 as the ‘Bemidji State Normal School’, the institution was renamed as ‘Bemidji State Teachers College’, and then to ‘Bemidji State College’. The university finally came to be known as its current name in the year 1975.

The university is a member of the 'State Colleges and Universities System of Minnesota' and is situated and headquartered at Bemidji, Minnesota, United States.

Bemidji State University is a public institution located at 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601. The student population at their campus is 5111. The institute has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees.

BSU is recognized as one of the best regional state universities in the Midwest. Their campus balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust outdoor culture. The following gives a glimpse of the institute.

Their Vision - To educate people to lead inspired lives. Their Mission - To create an innovative, interdisciplinary, and highly accessible learning environment committed to student success and a sustainable future for our communities, state, and the planet. Through the transformative power of the liberal arts, education in the professions, and robust engagement of their students, the institute instills and promotes service to others, preservation of the earth, and respect and appreciation for the diverse peoples of their region and world.

In 1919, Bemidji Normal School began its first regular school year with 38 students. In response to a growing need for public school teachers, the school was chartered by the Minnesota State Legislature, and teacher training was its primary curriculum. Bemidji Normal became Bemidji State Teachers College and began offering a four-year degree in 1921.

Reflecting on ongoing changes in the curriculum, the school was renamed Bemidji State College in 1957. In 1975, in recognition of its growing role as a multi-purpose educational institution, it became Bemidji State University.

BSU now hosts more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. And offers baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of fields, master degrees in the arts and sciences, and a variety of online learning options. Several of their degree programs and research activities are unique in the state.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 21:1.

  • The University acceptance rate is 64%.

The university offers various facilities and services for the well-being of students and to encourage more and more students to pursue higher education such as financial aid, eLibrary and many more.

 


Online Education at BSU

The university started offering online programs back in the year 1973 and since then it has been providing world-class online and distance learning education in 100% online platforms, as well as the hybrid formats. The online programs offered by the university are designed to suit the time and schedule requirements of the students across the world. The online courses are flexible and 24/7 accessible.

  • The online and distance learning programs offered by the university are accredited.

  • The university allows students the convenience of transfer of credit.

  • The university is a leader in providing Undergraduate, and Graduate programs, and offers various Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.

  • My BSU Bemidji is an online platform for the students to access various information and facilities provided by the university online, which includes personal information regarding the student's academic performance, financial aids, and many more.


Reviews

  • The university is known for offering high-quality education. The reviews and rankings suggest that the university lives up to its reputation of being one of the best. Few reviews and rankings are listed below.
  • The campus of the university is beautiful, the teachers and instructors are great and the overall atmosphere in the university is amazing.

  • The tuition costs are quite low and the quality of education is quite good, thus making it a great choice for earning a degree.

  • The athletic events, as well as the extracurricular events, are one of the best features of the university.

Location & Contact

Address

1500 Birchmont Dr

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8004752001
Fax: 8004752001
Request Info

Rankings

BSU has appeared on the U.S. News list of the Midwest region’s top colleges and universities each year since 2009.

Bemidji State University was ranked by US News recently in 2020 in the following categories

  • 92 in Regional Universities Midwest (tie)

  • 33 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

  • 22 in Top Public Schools (tie)

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

67%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

19 - 24

Application Fee

$20

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

BSU offers undergraduate & graduate degrees through traditional campus arrangement as well as ample online/distance learning options, all of which are career-oriented and highly relevant in today’s market.

  • SAT scores are considered optional by the institute.

  • There are no admission deadlines as the institute follows a rolling admissions approach.

Admission Process

The process is as follows:

  • Complete and submit the online application.

  • Pay the non-refundable $20 application fee (218-755-2045 during Mon – Fri business hours or online via E-Services Bills and Payments)

  • Applicants must have their official high school and/or college transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office.

  • Applicants will be receiving a letter from the BSU Admissions Office regarding the status of their online application.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$14,814

Average Annual Cost

$7,630

Books And Supplies

$890

Other Fees

$1,066

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,408

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,000

Total One Year Cost

$20,994

BSU offers an education that is both accessible and affordable. Cost shouldn’t prevent an applicant from getting a first-class education. The institute offers in-state or reciprocity tuition rates to all qualified applicants, not just Minnesota residents.

The Net price amounts up to $14,814, The Average annual cost totals around $7630, whereas for books and supplies, room and board, & other fees the costs are $890, $8404 and $1066 respectively.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

21:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

72%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

53%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$44

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

180 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

179 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

103 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

65 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

62 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

61 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

61 Graduates

Biology, General

47 Graduates

Psychology, General

46 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

38 Graduates

Social Work

36 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

27 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

16 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

15 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

12 Graduates

Chemistry

11 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

11 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

11 Graduates

Public Health

11 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

10 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

10 Graduates

Mathematics

10 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

10 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

9 Graduates

Computer Science

8 Graduates

Music

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

7 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

6 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

6 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

6 Graduates

History

5 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

5 Graduates

Sociology

5 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

4 Graduates

Economics

3 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

3 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

2 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

1 Graduates

International/Global Studies

1 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,690

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

31%

Full-time

70%

Part-time

30%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

80% White

5% Unknown

2% Black

3% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

3% American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

12%

Out Of State

87%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$55,159 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

29%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,276/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,132/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,132/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Beavers

School Colors

green and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Total Male Athletes

191

Total Female Athletes

136

Intramural Sports

1

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$17,000

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$176 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,241

Students Receiving Federal Grants

31%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,846

Students Receiving State Aid

41%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,798

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,593

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,859

$30K - $48K

$8,739

$48K - $75K

$6,125

$75K - $110K

$2,456

> $110K

$1,345

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$10,400,351

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,166,087

The financial aids are offered to various students willing to pursue higher education if they're eligible for the same. The financial assistance is offered in different forms which include loans, grants, work-study, and scholarships.

To attain financial aid, students must fill the FAFSA form. Bemidji State University's FAFSA code is 002336.

The university offers several scholarship opportunities for the students. Few of them are Edward Gersich Distance Education Scholarships, Gladys Mckinley Distance Learning Scholarships, and many more.

The Federal Aids offered to the students are Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, and various others.

The Military Aids available for the students are Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance, and others.

State Aids available for the students are the MN Dream Act, MN Postsecondary Child Care Grant, and a few others.

The Institutional Aids available for the students are Athletic Grants and Bemidji State University Scholarships.

Once BSU Financial Aid receives all of the required information, the institute will determine the applicant’s financial aid eligibility and send him/her an email once their award letter is available in their e-services account. Award types and amounts can vary from one school to the next. Some information regarding financial aid are:

  • Percentage of students receiving gift aid is 78% and the average amount a student receives is $5241

  • The percentage of students receiving federal grants is 31% and the average amount a student receives these grants equals $4846.

  • The percentage of students receiving State aid is 41% and the average amount this state aid amounts to is $2798.

  • The percentage of students receiving institutional grant aid is 55% and the average amount a student receives these Institutional grant aid equals $2593.

Bemidji State University federal school code is 002336.

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