Peer institutions have a role and mission similar to Boise State University. Criteria for selecting peers included profiles and enrollment, institutional characteristics, research expenditures, and change over time.
Listed below are the peers approved by the Idaho State Board of Education on February 13, 2020.
- Cleveland State University
- Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis
- Portland State University
- The University of Texas at San Antonio
- University of Akron – Main Campus
- University of NV – Reno
- University of South Alabama
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Wayne State University
- Wichita State University