BSU fall enrollment hits a record

Boise State University’s enrollment hit new highs in several areas.

Including the bottom line, with 24,154 students enrolled for fall semester.

“It is clear that Boise State remains a top choice for Idaho students as well as those from a growing portion of the West and beyond,” President Bob Kustra said in a news release Friday.

The fall enrollment includes records for first-year students and doctoral students alike.

But the record enrollment number also gets a significant boost from Idaho high schools. All told, 4,294 high school students enrolled in college-level classes through Boise State’s concurrent enrollment program.

Concurrent enrollment is a focal point across Idaho, as the state looks to boost its chronically low college graduation numbers. Under the state’s growing advanced opportunities program, high school students receive a $4,125 line of credit which they can use to enroll in college-level classes.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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