BSU Ranked Amongst Nation’s Most Affordable Colleges for Homeschoolers

Bemidji State University has been named one of the best schools in the nation for homeschooled students by Best Value Schools.

Bemidji State was ranked eighth on the website’s “50 Best Value Colleges for Homeschoolers” list. Best Value Schools based its ranking on admittance and net price, and final rankings were organized by annual tuition.

In its ranking, the website highlighted Bemidji State’s admissions policy, location, cross-disciplinary integrative programs and honors program.

Best Value Schools used a point system to narrow down its list of 50 colleges and universities from an initial list of more than 150. Criteria for inclusion in the final top 50 list included the number of publications that have listed the institution in other rankings, a school’s admissions policy, its religious affiliation, the existence of an honors program, program flexibility, unique programs and safety.

The website estimates that more than 27,500 Minnesota students were homeschooled in 2017-18 — about 2.7 percent of the state’s student population.

Many homeschooled students take advantage of BSU’s Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO) program that allows those students to take college courses while still in high school. Visit and search for “PSEO” for a list of eligibility requirements for PSEO courses.



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. For more, visit or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.