Students can find many opportunities for higher education in Idaho through public and private colleges, including universities, four-year schools, community colleges and technical schools. Public education opportunities are diverse, with public schools like Idaho State University and the College of Eastern Idaho as well as private institutions like Carrington College and Northwest Nazarene University offering prospective learners a variety of campus-based and online choices.
Idaho's State Board of Education has undertaken several initiatives to prepare students to be more globally competitive and ready for opportunities through its colleges in Idaho. These include:
The Next Steps Idaho initiative provides resources and planning materials for students to take steps toward higher education goals, in hopes that this will help the state reach its objective of having 60 percent of adults age 25-34 possessing a certificate or degree by 2020.
Universities and colleges in Idaho offer many different choices to prospective students. Idaho State University, or ISU, in Pocatello, offers more than 250 programs and has an official motto of "Veritas vos liberabit," which means "The truth will set you free." The University of Idaho, in Moscow, is a land grant research school that is also known as U of I. The school even had an alumnus head to South Korea to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics games in the sport of bob-sledding. Lewis-Clark State College, in Lewiston, may interest students looking to attend one of the colleges in Idaho. This school, located in a city where two rivers come together, is often described as a public college featuring the climate and feel of a private school.
For more details on higher education opportunities in Idaho, visit the Idaho State Board of Education website.
|School||City||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg. In-State Tuition & Fees||Number of Programs Offered|
|Brigham Young University-Idaho||Rexburg||42,341||Four or more years||$4,118||96|
|Boise State University||Boise||25,504||Four or more years||$7,694||219|
|Idaho State University||Pocatello||12,363||Four or more years||$7,420||369|
|University of Idaho||Moscow||11,841||Four or more years||$7,864||290|
|College of Western Idaho||Nampa||10,277||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$4,336||99|
|College of Southern Idaho||Twin Falls||6,906||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$4,560||135|
|North Idaho College||Coeur d'Alene||5,270||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$4,876||147|
|Lewis-Clark State College||Lewiston||3,684||Four or more years||$6,618||128|
|Northwest Nazarene University||Nampa||2,201||Four or more years||$29,800||81|
|College of Eastern Idaho||Idaho Falls||1,288||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$4,126||29|
|The College of Idaho||Caldwell||964||Four or more years||$30,155||37|
|Carrington College-Boise||Boise||428||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||12|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Boise||Boise||265||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||8|
|Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology||Boise||250||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||3|
|Stevens-Henager College||Boise||225||Four or more years||$16,972||7|
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/