The College Of Idaho

Overview of The College Of Idaho

The College of Idaho is in a small suburb, in Caldwell, ID. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at The College of Idaho earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at The College of Idaho include drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, mathematics, music, nutrition and exercise therapy, science, therapy and counseling.

The College of Idaho Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007-2008 was 470 to 623 for students at The College of Idaho. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 630.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at The College of Idaho are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Body

The school, in 2007-2008, had 840 students (851 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Many students at The College of Idaho are part-timers. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at The College of Idaho belong to the Cascade Collegiate Conference, Cascade Collegiate Conference, Cascade Collegiate Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

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Contacting The College of Idaho

The College of Idaho
2112 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell , ID 83605-4432
General Phone: (208) 459-5011

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The College of Idaho Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts38Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, political science, social studies, history ...
Science23biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling22psychology
Business and Management17business management, accounting
Education and Teaching17teacher ed, physical education teaching
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies
Mathematics8mathematics, applied mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5sports and fitness management, exercise science
Medical Support and Technology4health service and sciences
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Nursing and Emergency Medicine3pre-nursing
Fine Arts2fine arts
Medicine1medical preparatory
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Engineering1various engineering courses

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree14628
Master's degree111

The College of Idaho Student Body

In 2007-2008, The College of Idaho had a total enrollment of 840 students (851 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 1%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 45%
20-21 38%
22-24 10%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

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

(International Students)5%
New Hampshire1%
New Mexico1%

The College of Idaho Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 50 %

The College of Idaho Room and Board (2007)

The College of Idaho offers campus housing for 591 of its 851 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

The College of Idaho Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470623
SAT Math490630
SAT Writing460570
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT34%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The College of Idaho Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,025
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,025
Room and board $ 6,701
Room charge $ 3,070
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,631
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,250

Financial Aid:
The College of Idaho participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 161700)

The College of Idaho Faculty

The College of Idaho has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track22
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1412

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: 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 year18$56,6377$57,309
Associate professoracademic year9$48,9189$48,857
Assistant professoracademic year7$41,4445$43,709
Instructoracademic year3$30,9689$32,006
Lectureracademic year1*0*
No academic rankacademic year3$49,9570*
All faculty totalacademic year41$49,48830$44,916

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

The College of Idaho Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Baseball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Track Cascade Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4484128

The College of Idaho Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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The College of Idaho Highlights

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What Sets The College of Idaho Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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% of degrees in fine arts
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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