Website Ranks Bemidji State University as One of Minnesota’s Best Online Colleges

The website College Choice has ranked Bemidji State University as one of the best online colleges in Minnesota.

The website ranked Bemidji State eighth on its “16 Best Online Colleges in Minnesota for 2017” list.

Bemidji State offers seven online majors and minor online undergraduate programs, along with hybrid learning programs. BSU also offers scholarships for online and distance learners.

About College Choice

The independent online publication College Choice produces rankings and reviews to support families and students who are making decisions about colleges. The site also provides resources to help students get into, pay for and thrive at the college of their choice.


College Choice uses a five-factor method for ranking: quality, reputation, affordability, value and satisfaction. The site analyzes factors including graduation rate, the strength of faculty and curriculum. For affordability, it examines the net price according to school information, the percentage of financial aid given and average student loan size. It also reviews other data such as expected average income for a graduate within one-to-four years of receiving a degree.


Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding.