- Boise State University
- The Boise State University Honors College building is expected to open in 2017.
The $40 million project would be part of a partnership with Tennessee-based Education Realty Trust, aka EdR, which would build the structure on university-owned land. EdR would own the building and students would lease dorm rooms from EdR. In 50 years, the plan is to have EdR turn the ownership over to Boise State. EdR has similar arrangements across the U.S. It currently owns or manages more than 42,000 student beds across 77 communities.
“We expect this trend to continue,” said Honors College Dean Andrew Finstuen. “Our current Honors residence hall accommodates less than half of the Honors students who live on campus. A new facility will help provide classrooms, community space and additional beds to not only support the Honors College students, but also the university community at large.”
Boise State officials say the university's Honors College saw a 50 percent increase in applications this year.