Boise State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,043

3.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,363

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.45%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84%

8,876 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

24,121

56.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.4%

927 Graduates

About

Boise State University is a higher education institution located in Ada County, ID. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Boise State University were Registered Nursing (299 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (228 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (202 degrees).

In 2017, 4,706 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Boise State University. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,573 degrees), 8.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,043, which is $-21,457 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Boise State University is $5,043, which is $-21,457 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,363.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,043

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Boise State University was $5,043. The cost of tuition at Boise State University is $-21,457 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,363

2017 Value

14.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Boise State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,363. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Boise State University grew by 14.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,377

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Boise State University was of $8,377 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 14% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Boise State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.45%

2016 Default Rate

290

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Boise State University was 6.45%, which represents 290 out of the 4494 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Boise State University received 8,876 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.55% annual growth. Out of those 8,876 applicants, 7,455 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84% acceptance rate.

There were 24,121 students enrolled at Boise State University in 2017, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Boise State University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,455

Accepted Out of 8,876

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Boise State University was 84% (7,455 admissions from 8,876 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 81.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.55%, while admissions grew by 9.5%.

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SAT Scores

80%

Submission Percentage

2,187

Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Boise State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Boise State University has a total enrollment of 24,121 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 13,545 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,576. This means that 56.2% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.7% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 2.21% Asian, 1.65% Black or African American, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.402% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Boise State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Boise State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,121 students. The full-time enrollment at Boise State University is 13,545 and the part-time enrollment is 10,576. This means that 56.2% of students enrolled at Boise State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Boise State University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Boise State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    17,774

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,994

  3. Two or More Races

    966

The enrolled student population at Boise State University is 73.7% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 2.21% Asian, 1.65% Black or African American, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.402% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 706 students (2.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 644 more women than men received degrees from Boise State University. The majority of degree recipients at Boise State University are white (3,573 degrees awarded). There were 8.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Boise State University is Registered Nursing (299 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (228 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (202 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Boise State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (288 degrees awarded), Education (608 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (188 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boise State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,039,134 people), Secondary school teachers (355,267 people), Education administrators (310,891 people), Other managers (242,940 people), and Postsecondary teachers (210,819 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Communications (288 degrees awarded), Education (608 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (188 degrees), Language & Linguistics (67 degrees), and English (110 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boise State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Communications (288 degrees awarded), Education (608 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (188 degrees), Language & Linguistics (67 degrees), and English (110 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boise State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,065,641 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (466,014 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (237,806 people), Computer Systems Design (167,018 people), and Individual & family services (158,834 people).

The most specialized majors at Boise State University are Communications (288 degrees awarded), Education (608 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (188 degrees), Language & Linguistics (67 degrees), and English (110 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Boise State University.

Most Common

  1. 299 degrees awarded

  2. 228 degrees awarded

  3. 202 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Boise State University was Registered Nursing with 299 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,031

  2. 2,675

In 2017, 2,031 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University, which is 0.759 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,675).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 139 degrees were awarded to men at Boise State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.78 times more than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 250 degrees were awarded to women at Boise State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 15% of students graduating from Boise State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (58.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Boise State University is Female and Two or More Races (58.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 13.5% of graduates (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,573 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    445 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Boise State University is white (3,573 degrees awarded). There were 8.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

2.29% of degree recipients (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,110 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,463 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    261 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Boise State University is white female (2,110 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,463 degrees).

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Operations

Boise State University has an endowment valued at nearly $102M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.2M (1.18%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Boise State University had a total salary expenditure of $388M. Boise State University employs 214 Assistant professors, 206 Associate professors, and 173 Professors. Most academics at Boise State University are Female Assistant professors (112), Male Professors(110), and Male Associate professors (104).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 293 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 292 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 267 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$102M

2017 Endowment

10.2%

growth from 2016

Boise State University has an endowment valued at about $102M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Boise State University grew 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $185M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $31.6M - Federal

  2. $4.32M - State

  3. $149k - Local

As of 2017, Boise State University received $31.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.32M from state grants and contracts, and $149k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$170M

2017 Salaries

0.836%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Boise State University paid a median of $170M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($388M) and a 0.836% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.1% growth from 2015 and a 6.53% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$54.9M

Instructional Salaries

757

Number of Employees

In 2017, Boise State University paid a total of $54.9M to 757 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

214 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

293 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Boise State University were Assistant professor with 214 employees; Associate professor with 206 employees; and Associate professor with 173 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boise State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 293 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 292 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 267 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Boise State University was Female Assistant professor with 112 employees, Male Professor with 110 employees, and Male Associate professor with 104 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Boise State University.

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