Boise State University

Boise, ID 83725
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Boise State University is one of the four public 4-year colleges in Idaho. Its campus is large in size and located in Boise. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,743 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,194 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%).

Every year 44% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Boise State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,043, and fees were $2,283. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,359 and $2,283 respectively.


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 5 13
Postbaccalaureate certificate 1 3
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 8

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1941 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1969 - 05/01/2010
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
03/04/2011 - 12/31/2015
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1980 - 12/31/2015
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
03/11/2015 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/11/2015 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/11/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT940 to 1160
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $65

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$305/credit
In State Students$305/credit
Out of State Students$600/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$390/credit
In State Students$390/credit
Out of State Students$685/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $13,725 $13,725 $27,000
ADN 70 $21,350 $21,350 $42,000
BSN 125 $38,125 $38,125 $75,000
FNP 50 $19,500 $19,500 $34,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Boise State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $4,189
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,676
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $3,009
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 76% $7,151
Federal Student Loans 48% $5,164
Private Loans 4% $11,711


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,450
$30,001 to $48,000$11,268
$48,001 to $75,000$13,972
$75,001 to $110,000$16,336
Over $110,000$17,184

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

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D. L. Evans Scholarship

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Boise State University/Brown/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Applicant must have minimum scores of 1200 SAT or 28 ACT and a high school class rank in the top 10%. Applicant must enroll full-time in an engineering program.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Idaho state board of nursing.

Boise State University
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725

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