Boise State University is a public learning institution located in Boise, Idaho. Originally founded by the Episcopal Church in 1932 as Boise Junior College, the school became an independent institution in 1934 and in 1940 moved to its present site along the south bank of the Boise River. The school gained four-year status in 1965 and since then has been awarding Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. It was renamed Boise State College in 1969 and gained university status in 1974 to become Idaho’s third university.
Offering Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs, Boise State is organized into seven academic departments; namely, the College of Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Health Sciences; Social Sciences and Public Affairs; and the Division of Extended Studies.
The Division of Extended Studies allows non-traditional students to complete their higher education and acquire their degree or certification via online, weekend or evening classes regardless of where they are or how busy their personal or working life may be.
Online courses and programs offered include Courses for Educators; Bachelor Degree Completion programs; Graduate Degree programs; and Graduate Certificates. Prior to signing them up for online courses, students are made to go through an online orientation program using the Blackboard software.
Cost of tuition and fees for fulltime undergraduate students is US$2,432 and, for part-time, US$252 per credit hour. For graduate students, total cost is US$2,878 for fulltime and US$301 per credit hour for part-time. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, work-study programs, and scholarships for qualified students.
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Boise State is ranked among the top 100 Masters Universities in the Western United States by the US News & World Report.