Boise State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Boise, ID

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How much is the Boise State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Boise State's tuition & fees is $8,782 for Idaho residents and $26,976 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,134 for Idaho residents and $47,328 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Boise State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Idaho Residents Tuition & Fees$8,782
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,976
Books & Supplies Costs$1,240
On-campus Room & Board$13,841
On-campus Expenses$5,271
Off-campus Room & Board$11,376
Off-campus Expenses$5,625
2023-2024 Estimates
Idaho Residents Tuition & Fees$9,569
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,131

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Boise State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $121,967 at Boise State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $213,646. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $175,757.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$28,314$48,841$40,045
Sophomore (2024-25)$29,719$51,765$42,532
Junior (2025-26)$31,193$54,870$45,180
Senior (2026-27)$32,741$58,170$47,999
4 Years Total$121,967$213,646$175,757
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$29,719$51,765$42,532
Sophomore (2025-26)$31,193$54,870$45,180
Junior (2026-27)$32,741$58,170$47,999
Senior (2027-28)$34,365$61,676$51,001
4 Years Total$128,018$226,482$186,713
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$31,193$54,870$45,180
Sophomore (2026-27)$32,741$58,170$47,999
Junior (2027-28)$34,365$61,676$51,001
Senior (2028-29)$36,070$65,403$54,198
4 Years Total$134,369$240,120$198,379
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$32,741$58,170$47,999
Sophomore (2027-28)$34,365$61,676$51,001
Junior (2028-29)$36,070$65,403$54,198
Senior (2029-30)$37,859$69,363$57,602
4 Years Total$141,034$254,612$210,800
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$34,365$61,676$51,001
Sophomore (2028-29)$36,070$65,403$54,198
Junior (2029-30)$37,859$69,363$57,602
Senior (2030-31)$39,737$73,573$61,228
4 Years Total$148,031$270,015$224,029

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Boise State' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Idaho, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $16,910.
Boise State University$8,782$26,976
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Idaho Four-years Colleges$16,495
Public Schools$6,449$16,910
Private Schools$16,400

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Boise State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Boise State UniversityBoise, ID$8,782$26,976
Idaho State UniversityPocatello, ID$8,356$27,466

Financial Aid and COA

At Boise State University, 13,414 students (60%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,380.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Boise State is $38,948 for students living on-campus and $36,837 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,882 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,892 and the average amount of student loans is $7,335.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Idaho ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$29,134$47,328
COA (off-campus)$27,023$45,217
Tuition & Fees$8,782$26,976
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,352$20,352
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,241$18,241
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,754$38,948
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,643$36,837
Average Financial Aid$8,380$8,380
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship13,41460%$8,380
Pell Grants4,30719%$4,329
Federal Student Loan5,94727%$6,474
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,88293%-
Grants or Scholarships2,86793%$9,892
Federal Grants2,53282%$2,373
Pell Grants60920%$4,889
Other Federal Grants2,51682%$1,204
State/Local Grants39313%$3,363
Institutional Grants2,29174%$9,180
Student Loan Aid1,15037%$7,335
Federal Student Loans1,11636%$5,097
Other Student Loans1595%$17,272
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,047911$5,481
110,001 or more370282$2,663

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Boise State's acceptance rate is 83.13%. A total of 15,648 applicants applied to and 13,008 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 3,171 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 24.38%.
To apply to Boise State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate83.13%80.40%85.14%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.38%24.99%23.95%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Boise State University has a total of 26,115 students including 22,922 undergraduate and 3,193 graduate students. By gender, there are 10,778 male students and 15,016 female students attending Boise State. The school offers online degree programs and 5,058 students enrolled online exclusively (19.37% of all students).
Total25,794 10,77815,016
Undergraduate22,404 9,56512,839
Graduate3,390 1,2132,177

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1910 University Dr, Boise, ID
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered284 Programs
Online Program Offered45 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered79 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate83.93%
Student Population26,115
Graduation Rate59%
Transfer-out Rate17%
Retention Rate79% (Full-time), 46% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties784 (Full-time), 593 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,526 (Full-time), 677 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$77,880
Average Staff Salary$64,028