Colleges in Idaho: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Idaho Colleges Summary

Idaho is one of only 9 states with fewer than 30 colleges and adult education schools, and only one of 12 states with fewer than 100,000 students enrolled. This is reflective of its small population of about 1.3 million people. Dorm occupancy is relatively low in Idaho colleges - somewhat less than 13% of its students stay in dorms.

Idaho is also one of 13 states with 25% or fewer of such schools being public (only 7 public schools as of 2005). However, over 75% of the student population goes to public schools. This is in spite of the fact that there are a relatively large number of for-profit schools - nearly 60% of Idaho's schools are for profit (the 4th highest ranking of all US states.

Many of the for-profit schools are small, with more than half of the adult education institutions in Idaho having fewer than 500 students. As a result, enrollment in for-profit schools represents less than 4% of the states student population.

The biggest colleges are: Boise State University, Idaho State University, Brigham Young University (Idaho), and the University of Idaho. Each of these colleges has more than 10,000 students. Personal-care schools are popular in Idaho, with 10 such schools located in the state as of 2005.

The Idaho Department of Education is located in the Len B. Jordan Office Building at 650 West State Street in Boise. For mailing purposes, the DOE uses PO Box 83720. http://www.sde.idaho.gov/ is the web site address of the Idaho DOE.

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Colleges and Universities in Idaho

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Boise Bible College Boise 172 112 No V: 380-570
M: 420-490
W: 350-490
Boise State University Boise 19,540 1,500 No V: 450-570
M: 460-580
Brigham Young University Idaho Rexburg 13,824 1,058 No V: 480-600
M: 490-610
Career Beauty College Rexburg Rexburg 61   Yes
College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls 7,118 246 Yes
Cosmetology School of Arts and Sciences Burley 36   Yes
Eastern Idaho Technical College Idaho Falls 762   Yes
Headmasters School of Hair Design Lewiston 10   Yes
Idaho State University Pocatello 13,208 1,279 Yes
Lewis Clark State College Lewiston 3,612 370 No V: 420-520
M: 440-550
Mr Juans College of Hair Design Twin Falls 32   Yes
Mr Leons School of Hair Design Lewiston Lewiston 30   Yes
Mr Leons School of Hair Design Moscow Moscow 30   Yes
North Idaho College Coeur d'Alene 4,650 202 Yes
Northwest Nazarene University Nampa 1,836 854 Yes
Razzle Dazzle College Nampa 27   Yes
The College of Idaho Caldwell 840 591 No V: 470-623
M: 490-630
W: 460-570
The School of Hairstyling Chubbuck 69   Yes
Toni and Guy Hair Academy Boise Boise 127   Yes
Toni and Guy Hair Academy Coeur D Alene Coeur D Alene 92   Yes
University of Idaho Moscow 11,636 1,950 No V: 480-600
M: 490-610
W: 460-570
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