Bemidji State University Overview
Located in Bemidji, Minnesota, Bemidji State University is a public institution. Bemidji is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Bemidji State University Known For?
- Students at Bemidji State University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Bemidji State University is the master's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
Bemidji State University Rankings
Bemidji State University is ranked #324 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Bemidji State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bemidji State University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bemidji State University has earned from around the web.
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|#34||Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management||College Factual|
|#35||Best Value Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#59||Best Value Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
Where Is Bemidji State University?
Contact details for Bemidji State University are given below.
|Address:||1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, MN 56601|
How Do I Get Into Bemidji State University?
You can apply to Bemidji State University online at: https://www.bemidjistate.edu/admissions/
Admission Requirements for Bemidji State University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||neither required nor recommended|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bemidji State University?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Average Test Scores
About 0% of students accepted to Bemidji State University submitted their SAT scores.Bemidji State University received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.
Can I Afford Bemidji State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bemidji State University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,763 a year. That adds up to $31,052 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bemidji State University is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Bemidji State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 407 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,058 full-time undergraduates at Bemidji State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bemidji State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||66|
|Hispanic or Latino||107|
Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Bemidji State University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 34 countries are represented at Bemidji State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Nepal, and China.
Online Learning at Bemidji State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bemidji State University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 10th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Bemidji State University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bemidji State University was 12.1%. This is the #1,212 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bemidji State University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bemidji State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Instructional Media Design||21%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||9%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bemidji State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bemidji State University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General Engineering Technology||#3|
|Industrial Production Technology||#6|
|Instructional Media Design||#61|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#65|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#100|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#121|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#183|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#206|
|Business Administration & Management||#386|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#479|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bemidji State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By GEO Tagging BSU under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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