Boise State University

Boise, ID

Brief Description

Boise State University was founded in 1932 in the city of Boise, Idaho. Boise is the state capital in Idaho. It is also has the largest population in the state at 205,671 as of the 2010 census. The city is located in the southwestern part of the state near the Oregon border. The economy is supported by a good mix of manufacturing companies (Boise Cascade LLC, Micron Technology and Idaho Pacific Lumber Company) and service industry employers (Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft). The city has a large cultural presence with music clubs, theaters and museums.

Boise State University has a wide range of over 200 degree programs in Business/Economics, Science, Nursing, Arts, Environmental Health and Psychology. They offer 94 Baccalaureate degrees, 82 Master's degrees and 9 Doctorate programs. Their engineering program has been ranked amongst the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Their fast growing research programs in science and economics are making major contributions to both the community as well as the entire western region.

The Boise State Broncos have developed one of the best athletic programs in the region. After many years in the Western Athletic Conference, the school elected to join the Big East, but subsequently decided to stay in the WAC. They offer extensive programs in football, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball and baseball. The football program is considered one of the best in the country while playing in several BCS bowl games over the last decade.

Student life is active with many student clubs and organizations open for participation. The campus has seven residential halls and 12 fraternities and sororities. The campus also has dining facilities, recreational facilities and intramural sports.

The esteemed alumni include Butch Otter (Governor of Idaho), Doug Martin (NFL running back), Earl Boen (Actor with roles in "Naked Gum", "The Wonder Years", "L.A. Law" and "Seinfield") and Mike O'Callaghan (former Governor of Nevada).

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 14756

Total institution enrollment: 16287

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

Boise State University
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725


(208) 426-1011


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 45%

Female undergraduate population: 55%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's

Accounting And Finance
Accounting Technician
Agricultural Business And Management
American Literature / United States
Art Teacher Education
Arts And Design
Athletic Training And Sports Medicine
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Bilingual / Bicultural Education
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Machine Repairer
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Business Systems Networking And Telecomm
Chemistry General
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Civil Engineering General
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Maintenance Technology / Technician
Construction And Building Finishers
Construction Trades Other
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Curriculum And Instruction
Dental Assistant
Design And Visual Communications
Diesel Engine Mechanic And Repairer
Drafting General
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Educational / Instructional Media Design
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Elementary Teacher Education
English Composition
English Language And Literature / Letter
English Language And Literature General
English Literature / British And Commonwealth
English Teacher Education
English Technical And Business Writing
Environmental Health
Ethnic And Cultural Studies Other
Executive Assistant / Secretary
Exercise Sciences / Physiology And Movement
Finance General
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
French Language And Literature
French Language Teacher Education
General Office / Clerical And Typing Services
General Retailing Operations
Geophysics And Seismology
German Language And Literature
German Language Teacher Education
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Health System / Health Services Administration
Heating And Refrigeration
History General
History Teacher Education
Horticulture Services Operations And Management
Human Resources Management
Industrial Equipment Maintenance And Repair
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Information Sciences And Systems
International Business
International Economics
Journalism And Mass Communication Other
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics And Repairers Other
Medical Radiologic Technology / Technician
Medical Records Administration
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Medical Technology
Miscellaneous Biological Specializations
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music Business Management And Merchandise
Music General
Music General Performance
Music Other
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory And Composition
Nursing Rn Training
Operations Management And Supervision
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physics General
Political Science And Government General
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Pre Dentistry Studies
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Pre Medicine Studies
Pre Veterinary Studies
Psychology General
Public Administration
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Reading Teacher Education
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Science Teacher Education General
Small Engine Mechanic And Repairer
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences General
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Sport And Fitness Administration / Management
Surgical / Operating Room Technician
Welder / Welding Technologist