Idaho State University

Idaho State University

Idaho State University, established in 1901, has its main campus located in Pocatello. ISU is a doctoral research university and has over 250 programs. The university currently enrolls more than 10,000 students and has roughly 400 faculty members. The main programs at the college include:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Liberal Arts
  • Health Care

Idaho State University's mascot is Benny the Bengal and its official colors are orange and black. ISU has indoor track, golf, football and basketball teams. Author Don Aslett, 2000 Olympic gold medalist Stacy Dragila, ESPN commentator Merril Hoge, and former U.S. Senator James A. McClure are all famous alumni of ISU.

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Contacting Idaho State

Idaho State University
921 S 7th Ave
Pocatello , ID 83209
General Phone: (208) 282-3620

Idaho State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching281education, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, education of hearing impaired, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, ...
Liberal Arts226American studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Native American languages, Latin language, American Sign Language, sign language translation, ...
Business and Management223business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine180EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Science180biology, biochemistry, botany, microbiology, zoology, ecology, chemistry, geology, geophysics, ...
Medical Support and Technology166health service and sciences, audiology, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, ...
Therapy and Counseling115psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, physical therapist assistant, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, mental and social health services, physical therapy, massage therapy ...
Family and Social Work73family and consumer science, child care management, public administration, social work
Medicine72pharmacy, pharmacy administration, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health
Mechanics and Repair68mechanics and repairers, business machine repair, communications install and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech
Engineering Technician62civil engineering tech, electronics tech, laser/optical tech, electromechanical tech, instrumentation tech, energy systems tech, surveying tech, drafting, CAD and design, ...
Engineering47engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, various engineering courses ...
Media42communication studies, mass communication, printing equipment operation
Medical Administration41health care administration, medical records tech
Office and Administration40administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering35computer and info science, computer applications programming, information science, web design
Beauty and Cosmetology30cosmetology
Production Trades28machinist, welding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapy, dietitian
Mathematics19mathematics, systems science and theory
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Drama and Performing Arts15drama
Construction Trades12carpentry, electrician
Cooking and Culinary Arts11chef training
Law11legal assistant
Art Studies8art studies
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Music2music, music performance
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Idaho State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,04596
Associate's degree30759
Master's degree31648
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7818
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years9620
Postbaccalaureate certificate47
Award of less than 1 academic year427
Post-master's certificate135
Doctor's degree6715
First-professional degree631

Idaho State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Idaho State had a total enrollment of 13,208 students (8,465 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 19%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 14%
20-21 13%
22-24 18%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Idaho State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 38 %

Idaho State Room and Board (2007)

Idaho State offers campus housing for 1,279 of its 8,465 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Pocatello, Idaho for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Idaho Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Idaho State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,664
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,868
Room and board $ 5,346
Room charge $ 2,320
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,950
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,252

Financial Aid:
Idaho State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 162000)

Idaho State Faculty

Idaho State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5151
Non-tenured and not on tenure track131153

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year19$82,2933$78,478
Associate professorcalendar year9$77,7898$79,378
Assistant professorcalendar year9$69,3608$76,890
Instructorcalendar year29$51,51620$47,746
Lecturercalendar year3$55,6255$53,144
No academic rankcalendar year6$46,83612$50,885
All faculty totalcalendar year75$64,39756$59,229

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year102$78,09227$68,746
Associate professoracademic year47$61,71346$57,429
Assistant professoracademic year47$56,55764$47,706
Instructoracademic year27$47,22221$40,233
Lectureracademic year47$33,38758$32,076
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year271$60,807216$47,483

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Idaho State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Sky Conference
Basketball Big Sky Conference
Track Big Sky Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports136376

Idaho State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Languages, Lit and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Systems Science and Theory

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Business Machine Repair
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Mechanics and Repairers, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pharmacy Administration/Policy/Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Idaho State Apart:

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Number of students
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 7%Idaho State Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 10%Idaho State Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Idaho State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in office and administration
(for colleges of its size and type)
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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in engineering
(for open-admission colleges)
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% of degrees in education and teaching
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 14%Idaho State % of degrees in education and teaching
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Idaho State % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Idaho State % of degrees in science

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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