Boise State University (BSU) is a college in Boise, Idaho. Founded in 1932 by the Episcopal Church, it became an independent junior college in 1934, and has been awarding baccalaureate and master's degrees since 1965.
Boise State offers 201 degrees in 190 fields of study and has more than 100 graduate programs, including the MBA and MAcc programs in the College of Business and Economics; Masters and PhD programs in the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Education; and the MPA program in the College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs. The university qualified as a National University, Tier 2 in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 College Rankings, meaning that its composite score ranked in the bottom 25% of universities in that category. Universities in Tier 2 do not have a published rank, and are listed alphabetically.