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Boise State University
Motto Splendor sine Occasu
Established 1932 – junior college
1965 – four-year college
1969 – state college
1974 – state university
Type Public University
Endowment $83,399,459
President Robert W. Kustra
Provost Martin E. Schimpf
Academic staff 623 (Autumn 2013)
Students 22,003 (Autumn 2013)
Undergraduates 18,982 (Autumn 2013)
Postgraduates   3,021 (Autumn 2013)
Location Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Campus Urban
175 acres (0.71 km2)
Former names Boise State College
Boise College (1965–1969)
Boise Junior College
Colors Orange and Dark Blue         

NCAA Division I

Sports 17 varsity teams
Nickname Broncos
Mascot Buster Bronco

Boise State University is a public university in Boise, Idaho. The university has about 19,993 students. It was founded in 1974. The current president of the university is Robert W. Kustra.


The athletics teams of the university are called the Broncos. They have 17 varsity teams, almost all of which compete in the Mountain West Conference..

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