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Bemidji State University is a public institution situated in Bemidji, Minnesota. Bemidji is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

187 Undergraduate Degrees
$18,186 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

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Bemidji State University Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bemidji State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bemidji State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#53 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#116 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#253 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#268 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Bemidji State University?

Location of Bemidji State University

Contact details for Bemidji State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 800-475-2001

How Do I Get Into Bemidji State University?

You can apply to Bemidji State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Bemidji State University

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bemidji State University?

66% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Bemidji State University is 66%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

ACT English Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 20 to 24 )

Can I Afford Bemidji State University?

$18,186 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
4.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bemidji State University is $18,186. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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

3,058 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,490 undergraduate students at Bemidji State University, with 3,058 being full-time and 1,432 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bemidji State University

There are also 407 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,058 full-time undergraduates at Bemidji State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bemidji State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bemidji State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bemidji State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 66
Hispanic or Latino 107
White 2,529
International Students 89
Other Races/Ethnicities 242

Geographic Diversity

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

1,371 Took All Classes Online
2,255 Took At Least One Class Online
12.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Bemidji State University. In 2017-2018, 2,255 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bemidji State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th 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 #792 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bemidji State University regardless of major.

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
Registered Nursing #203
Nursing #255

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 Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 187 187
TOTAL 187 187


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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