Public 4 Year
20,000 and above
Boise State University (BSU) is a public college in Boise, Idaho. Founded in 1932 by the Episcopal Church, it became an independent junior college in 1934, and has been awarding baccalaureate and master's degrees since 1965.
Boise State did not earn a ranking in the U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Colleges list; classifying it as a Tier 2 school. Boise State confers more undergraduate degrees than any public university in Idaho and offers more than 100 graduate programs, including the MBA and MAcc programs in the College of Business and Economics; Masters and PhD programs in the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Education; and the MPA program in the School of Public Service. Boise State has invested in the future over the past decade, including spending over $300 million since 2003 on academic, residential, and athletics facilities across campus.
Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
2020 Best Colleges in America
#274 of 6828
2020 Best Colleges in Idaho
#2 of 37
2020 Best Four Year Colleges in Idaho
#2 of 13
Out of 25 majors categories at Boise State University, the 5 most popular are listed below.
Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Boise State University within four or six years.