BSU Ranked Among Nation’s Best Universities for Non-Traditional Students


Bemidji State University has been named one of the best schools in the nation for non-traditional students in a 2019 nation-wide report by College Factual, an online college data analytics and insights resource.

Bemidji State is ranked 164th out of 1,159 colleges and universities in the nation providing quality education to non-traditional students. This puts BSU in the top 15 percent of U.S. schools for returning adults and other non-traditional students.

The non-traditional student label refers to any student that falls outside the “norm” of first-time, full-time students under the age of 25. Included in this label are part-time students and transfer students as well as adults heading back to school after an absence or going for the first time. College Factual based its rankings on factors that non-traditional students value including finances, degree completion and flexible learning options.

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College Factual provides in-depth coverage for over 2,500 colleges and universities and over 350 college majors, helping students discover which of those colleges and majors are best for them. These insights are available to students from 160 countries interested in pursuing accredited college degree programs in the United States.



MN State logoBemidji 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.