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Boise State Online At A Glance

Annual Snapshot

Data for the 2020-2021 academic year, including Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Enrollments and Credit Hours


Boise State’s eCampus has seen steady and substantial growth in the number of students enrolling in online courses. Since 2011, enrollments in online classes have increased from 19,474 to 88,811* in 2021 or a 356% increase. This has resulted in an increase in credit hours produced by online courses of 345% from 52,590 in 2011 to 233,987* in 2021.

*COVID19 Effect: As a result of closing the physical campus, many in-person and hybrid courses transitioned to online delivery starting summer 2020.

Enrollment and Programming

Academic Departments

60 Departments with at least one distance-delivered course (90%)

21 Departments with an online certificate or degree program (53%)

4,400 Class enrollment sections

Unique Course Titles

889 Academic Courses

179 Professional Education Offerings

9 Concurrent Enrollment Courses


Boise State’s eCampus Center supported 60 degree and certificate programs, ranging from freshly launched options that are still in the recruiting phase to programs with highly impressive numbers. For example, the largest graduate program, the Master of Business Administration, had 468 students; the largest undergraduate program, Nursing RN to BS, had 1,156 students for this period. During Fall 2020, 11% of all undergraduate students enrolled in online undergraduate programs and 43% of all graduate students enrolled in online graduate programs.


Undergraduate certificates


Undergraduate degrees


Graduate certificates


Graduate degrees


Doctoral Degrees

Compared to all Boise State students

Students taking one or more online courses

23,097┬áStudents enrolled (unduplicated headcount) – 72.04% of all students

88,811┬áRegistrations or enrollments – 43.17% of all registrations

233,987 Credit hours produced – 43.81% of all credit hours

Who and Where

Student Demographics

Student Location While Enrolled in Online Courses

65.11% Idaho

38.04% Other U.S. States

0.34% Non-U.S. Countries

Registration Status

Enrolled full-time: 67% of undergraduates and 25.77% of graduates


35 and older: 10% of undergraduates and 56.53% of graduates