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Boise State Demographics & Diversity

Boise, Idaho

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Boise State are mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Boise State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 2%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 35% more female students than male students enrolled at Boise State University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Boise State has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Boise State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Boise State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,846
Women 14,658

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Boise State serves a low number of students outside of Idaho, with 54 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Boise State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 54%
Out of State 45%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,298 per year

29% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
25,504
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 27.2%
Part time Undergrads 24.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142115 IPEDS survey data for Boise State University.


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