Personalized Advising & Support
A supportive team is here to assist you in your academic career from application to graduation
Flexible Online Programs
Programs include online courses designed to be flexible and interactive
Affordable Per-Credit Rates
Online courses have affordable per-credit rates with financial aid available
Our Goal is to Help You Get Your Degree
- Our faculty and instructional designers work together to develop interactive classes specifically for online programs
- Programs are offered in both full- and part-time year-round formats to fit your busy life
- Boise State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and many programs also have program-specific accreditation
- Your online degree has the same value as an in-person degree—there’s no “online” notation on your diploma
“There was no lack of support…I am extremely pleased with my first foray back at school after a 20 year gap.”
– Boise State Online Student
Facts and Figures At a Glance
- Online Programs: 34 (7 undergraduate, 13 graduate, 14 certificates)
- Enrolled Students: 2,282 (1,195 undergraduate, 1,087 graduate)
- Enrolled Student Residency: 36% Idaho residents (831), 64% out-of-state residents (1,451)
- Registration Status: 79% (1,793) registered as half- or less than half-time students, 21% (489) registered as 3/4 to full-time students.
We Bring the Blue to You
Boise State online students can be found across the nation and around the world. Join our online programs and go to school anytime and anywhere!
“The flexibility of time scheduling is fantastic. I have a chaotic and unpredictable work schedule, so for me it’s the only way to go.”
– Boise State Online Student
We’re Regionally Accredited
Boise State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Why accreditation matters to you:
- You can trust your degree is part of a quality program undergoing continuous improvement
- Institutions must be accredited by a federally recognized accrediting agency to qualify for participation in federal financial aid programs
- Often employers require accreditation for company-sponsored tuition reimbursement
- Regionally accredited institutions typically accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions
- Licensing boards in many fields require degrees from accredited programs to sit for licensing exams
In addition, many academic programs have special accreditation or endorsement. For more information see University Accreditation.
Boise State University delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and internationally and its online offerings continue to expand. Idaho’s State Board of Education has approved all programs offered through Boise State Online.
Due in part to the increased popularity of distance education, many states have prescribed an “authorization” process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents. Through such proactive processes, states are striving to ensure quality postsecondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens.
Authorization (also referred to as “registration,” “licensure,” “approval,” etc.) indicates that the institution has met certain minimum standards under the laws and regulations of that state. Authorization does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Credits earned at an institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
Individuals considering a course or program in preparation for professional licensing or certification outside Idaho are encouraged to seek guidance from the pertinent licensing agency in that state and contact the academic department in advance of application and enrollment and periodically thereafter.
Boise State University has taken steps to protect its students and operations through nationwide compliance and participates in a voluntary State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) encompassing most states. Elsewhere, Boise State University has been granted authorization or exemption or can operate without authorization because the state’s laws do not pertain to a public institution, to an accredited institution or to the University’s activities in that state.
Some online programs may not be available in some states. Please contact the academic department in advance of application.
Questions about Boise State’s authorization status?
If you are or will be enrolled in a program delivered completely online, please contact the program’s academic advisor.
If you are or will be enrolled in an online course that is not part of a program, please contact Boise State’s Regulatory Affairs Coordinator.
Boise State University is committed to supporting students in and outside the classroom. Grievance policies exist to ensure students have avenues to voice concerns and address both academic and non-academic matters. For additional information see Complaint Resolution Policies.
Student Consumer Information
Boise State University is a public, state-supported, accredited university overseen by the Idaho State Board of Education.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires institutions to disclose certain information to students. See Student Consumer Information to learn more about this important information.