Boise State University has posted its largest-ever spring semester enrollment, with 19,129 full- and part-time students. Overall, enrollment is up 3.3 percent compared to last spring, or 609 additional students taking classes at Idaho’s largest university.
In addition, the university experienced a 13.5 percent increase in enrolled transfer students, indicating Boise State’s appeal as a destination for students wanting to further their education.
This is the first time that spring semester enrollment has surpassed 19,000 students, including the period prior to the successful transfer of approximately 1,200 students enrolled in Boise State’s College of Applied Technology to the College of Western Idaho in fall 2009.
More students are enrolling at Boise State with the stated purpose of earning a degree. More than 94 percent, or 752 new students, indicate they plan to complete a degree. This is a 7.4 percent increase over the previous spring semester for graduate students, and a 4 percent increase for undergraduate students.
“These numbers reflect the determination of our students to better position their employment prospects or graduate school opportunities by choosing to complete their degrees at Boise State University,” said Mara Affre, interim vice president for student affairs.
The university’s online programs and courses also continue to grow in order to meet the needs of students and employers. More than 10 percent of all credits are generated through an electronic format, providing much needed flexibility for students. Currently, 15 degree and certificate programs can be completed online, in addition to numerous course offerings.
The deadline for new and transfer students to apply for scholarships to Boise State University for the fall 2011 semester is Feb. 15. All application materials must be in by that date in order for a student to be considered. Students thinking of applying to Boise State in the fall are invited to “Discover Boise State” on March 5. The event includes a campus tour and workshops on the admissions process, housing, choosing a major, financial aid and scholarships, campus employment and international programs. Learn more at the Admissions website.
Enrollment numbers are determined following the 10th day of classes, when the state’s institutions of higher education are required to file a report with the State Board of Education.
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As an emerging metropolitan research university of distinction, Boise State University plays a crucial role in the region’s economic development and famed quality of life. Idaho’s largest institution of higher education offers nearly 200 degrees and certificates in seven colleges. While remaining committed to the strong teaching legacy that has resulted in 11 Idaho Professor of the Year awards since 1990, Boise State’s added emphasis on innovation and creativity is fueling the fastest growing research program in Idaho.