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1500 Birchmont Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
United States

This rural institution offers several programs in high in demand fields.
The following information should help you understand the cost of attending college. Keep in mind that most students receive a financial aid package (grants and scholarships) which lowers their out-of-pocket cost. This is reflected on the net price information, if available.
Living On-Campus
Living Off-Campus
Living with Family
The amounts above pertain to first-time full-time undergraduate students and include tuition and fees, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Use these estimated amounts as a reference for building your annual budget for attending this institution.
Average Net Price $15,594 / year

This is the average annual amount that first-time, full-time undergraduate students pay at this institution after subtracting all grants and scholarships from the cost of attendance.

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Net cost after grants and scholarships by income
$0-$30,000: $11,471
$30,001-$48,000: $11,631
$48,001-$75,000: $14,303
$75,001-$110,000: $18,201
Over $110,000: $19,873

This net price data shows the average amount students have paid, according to their family income, after subtracting all grants and scholarships.

Student/Faculty Ratio
Size of Student Body
Average Class Size
Graduate Students Enrolled
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Breakdown by Race
American Indian or Alaska Native: 4%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic: 3%
Asian: 2%
White: 81%
Two or more races: 5%
International Students: 2%
Unknown: 1%
Breakdown by Age
19 and Younger: 25%
20 to 24: 46%
25 to 34: 17%
35 to 44: 8%
45 and Older: 4%
Breakdown by Gender
Men: 43%
Women: 57%
New entering students who are transfers

Graduation Rate for Four-Year Programs
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Completers within 6 years by race
White: 47%
Completers within 6 years by gender
Men: 41%
Women: 51%
Retention Rate
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Retention Rate By Type
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 50%
Small town/rural
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

The following information pertains to first-time full-time undergraduate students.

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Average amount of aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates
State/Local grant aid: $3,039
Institutional grant aid: $2,827
Federal grant aid: $2,175
Average amount of grant aid awarded by income (all sources)
$0-$30,000: $10,741
$30,001-$48,000: $10,542
$48,001-$75,000: $6,399
$75,001-$110,000: $2,841
Over $110,000: $1,059
School Scholarships
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This section shows the median debt graduates incurred to complete their degree at this institution.

Median Cumulative Debt by Degree Type
  • Associate's Degree: $16,461
  • Bachelor's Degree: $22,725
  • Master's Degree: $29,706
Percent of Graduates With Loans
  • Associate's Degree: 67%
  • Undergraduate Certificate: 100%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 71%
  • Graduate Certificate: 60%
  • Master's Degree: 63%

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  • ACT or SAT
  • Currently Test-Optional
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Transcripts
  • Accepts dual credits
  • Accepts exam-based credits
  • Institution awards credits for military training
Application Timelines

Applications Deadline

February 1st (priority)

Rolling Admissions Deadline

Completed Application 2 weeks prior to start of each semester

Financial Aid Application Deadline

Deadlines vary depending on the scholarship, but most deadlines fall between Feb 1 and May 1 annually. Learn more at

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