A metropolitan university located in Idaho’s capital and population center. Paralleling the growth of the metropolitan area served by the university, which has grown from 464,840 in 2000 to 615,162 in 2010, enrollment has grown during the period from 1990 to the present from 11,330 undergraduate and 1,256 graduate students to 18,250 undergraduate and 2,644 graduate students, served by nearly 2,500 faculty and staff. Boise State, founded in 1932 as two-year Boise Junior College, added baccalaureate degrees in 1965 and became part of the Idaho state system of higher education in 1969. The institution became Boise State University with the addition of its first graduate degrees in 1974. Boise State now offers 96 baccalaureate degrees, 74 master’s degree and 17 master’s certificate programs, with doctoral degrees in Education, Geophysics, Geoscience, and Electrical/Computer Engineering, Biomolecular Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering. Translational research is found across the campus in the Colleges of Arts and Science, Health Science, Education, and Engineering. Within these Colleges, the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Psychology, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Community and Environmental Health, Radiologic Sciences, and Respiratory Care are home to those researchers carrying out translational research. Research centers including the Biomolecular Research Center (BRC), Center for Orthopedic Research (COBR), Musculoskeletal Research Institute (MRI), and the Center for the Study of Aging provide research infrastructure for the translation of basic research findings to a tangible benefit for the patient.