Boise State University is a metropolitan research university of distinction housed on a vibrant riverside campus in the shadows of the Rocky Mountain foothills just blocks from the cultural, political and economic center of Idaho. Boise State serves more than 22,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students and is proud of its strong ties to its community and region and the area’s industry leaders. The university’s creative and research strengths lie in fine arts, creative writing, materials science and engineering, geosciences, bio molecular studies, public policy and more. The College of Innovation and Design leads the way in creating new programs that bend and break traditional disciplinary lines to reimagine teaching, learning and research. The university is committed to innovative approaches aimed at ensuring its graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed far beyond the diploma.

Type of School: Public 4 Year College/University

Facts & Stats

  • Nearly 4,000 students were eligible to earn degrees and certificates from Boise State University in the 2014-2015 academic year. That is the most degrees earned in a single year at Boise State, and more graduates in a single year than any public university in Idaho history.
  • Boise State University’s Honors College serves more than 500 students who have earned and opted for the experience of a private college education — without the staggering price tag — while benefiting from all the advantages of a large metropolitan university.
  • Boise State’s academic colleges include Health Sciences, Engineering, Business and Economics, Arts and Sciences, Education, Innovation and Design, and the new School of Public Service.
  • Students at Boise State enjoy state-of-the art learning, research and living conditions after a decade of growth and expansion that saw some $200 million invested in academic, residential and other student-centered building projects and an additional $70 million in top-of-the-line athletics facilities.
  • Boise State has been praised by President Barack Obama for its “culture of innovation” and was recently described by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a university that is “demonstrably on the move.” The College Atlas named Boise State one of the top 15 in the nation when ranked by a combination of quality, affordability and accessibility.


Main Campus – Boise

1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725