Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN 56601

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,138
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,450 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

64%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Bemidji State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,137 applications and 2,651 students were granted admission. Bemidji State University is at the #62 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 97% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 0% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
ACT20 to 24

Application Fee

$20
Undergrad students
$20
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Bemidji State University's tuition was $7,360 for all students regardless of residency (28.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year public institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$14,334
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,360
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,735
$7,360
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,735
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Bemidji State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 30% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,071 (which is 8.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bemidji State University in 2016-2017, was 472, which is 65% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,964 (which is 12.5% above the national average.)

$4,071
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,964
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
90%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bemidji State University has enrolled a total of 5,138 students (3,499 students full-time and 1,639 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,138 students, 609 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 4,808 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 330 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,102 students for distance studies.

5,138
Total Enrollment
609
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 81%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Black/African American: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bemidji State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 24% 87 33
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 35 13
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 7% 24
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 15 1
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 14 0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 4% 14
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 6 0
Psychology 2% 6 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 1% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

46%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bemidji State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
26%
Dropout rate
27%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$32,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Bemidji State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,300. Last year, out of the total 1,640 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,542 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,694 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,542 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,300 $39,600
Employment Rate 94% 91%
Total Graduates 1,640 1,694

Campus Location

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