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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,360 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,137 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
68.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
391 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Bemidji State University is $7,360, which is $369 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,360, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,016 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,334.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Bemidji State University received 4,137 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 61.2% annual growth. Out of those 4,137 applicants, 2,651 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,138 students enrolled at Bemidji State University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bemidji State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Bemidji State University has a total enrollment of 5,138 students. The full-time enrollment at Bemidji State University is 3,499 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,639. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at Bemidji State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bemidji State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.7% White, 3.29% Two or More Races, 2.63% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.05% Asian, and 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bemidji State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.9%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (1.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.8%), followed by White Male (0.33%) and Black or African American Female (0.04%).

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In 2016, 270 more women than men graduated from Bemidji State University. The majority of students graduating from Bemidji State University are White. These 1,036 graduates mean that there were 32.4 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or more races, with 32 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Bemidji State University is Registered Nursing with 188 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 146 graduates and Elementary Education & Teaching with 98 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Bemidji State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 203 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 17 graduates and Engineering Technologies with 56 graduates.


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Bemidji State University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $241,000 (1.25%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Bemidji State University had a total expenditure of $72.6M. Of that $72.6M, they spent $35.4M on salaries and $9.7M on benefits.

Bemidji State University employs 76 Assistant professors, 50 Professors, and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at Bemidji State University are Female Assistant professors (39), Male Assistant professors (37), and Male Professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bemidji State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, and Service with 36 employees.



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