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33 Colleges in Idaho

So you want to attend college in Idaho?

If you are a native or a Idaho implant, there are a host of reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from scholarships to the comfort of having family nearby.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top-ranking schools in Idaho state were:

  1. University of Idaho - located in Moscow, it was ranked 34th in the nation
  2. The College of Idaho - located in Caldwell, it was ranked 39th in the nation
  3. Boise State University - located in Boise, it was ranked 42nd in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Idaho has a total college student population of 344,024 students. Approximately 42.3% of these students are pursuing degrees in one of the 403 bachelors degree programs offered in Idaho. Another 37.8% of students are enrolled in one of Idaho's 360 certificate or associate's degree programs. The remaining 19.9% of Idaho college students are pursuing graduate-level degrees from one of Idaho's 189 master's or Ph.D. level programs.

The most popular courses of study in Idaho are:

  1. Healthcare - 9% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 6% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Liberal Arts - 6% of students graduated from liberal arts programs

Tuition

In 2011, the average cost of in-state tuition at Idaho schools was $4,806 per year. The highest tuition being charged at a Idaho schools was $23,100 per year and the lowest was $2,038 per year. The Idaho schools with the highest tuition in 2011 were:

  1. Northwest Nazarene University - located in Nampa, it charged students a tuition of $23,100 per year
  2. The College of Idaho - located in Caldwell, it charged students a tuition of $21,380 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Boise - located in Boise, it charged students a tuition of $18,048 per year

In 2011, the Idaho schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Eastern Idaho Technical College - located in Idaho Falls, it charged students a tuition of $2,038 per year
  2. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, it charged students a tuition of $2,520 per year
  3. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, it charged students a tuition of $2,658 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Idaho received $174,951,152 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 65% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, the following Idaho colleges and universities provided the highest amount of institutional financial aid to students:

Idaho Student Demographics

Idaho colleges and universities have an average student population of 2,990 students. 4 Idaho schools have more than 10,000 students each. The Idaho colleges and universities with the largest student population in 2010 were:

  1. Boise State University - located in Boise, it had 18,933 students
  2. Brigham Young University-Idaho - located in Rexburg, it had 14,944 students
  3. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, it had 13,493 students

The Idaho colleges and universities with the smallest student population were:

  1. Mr Juans College of Hair Design - located in Twin Falls, it had 36 students
  2. Mr Leons School of Hair Design - located in Moscow, it had 37 students
  3. Mr Leons School of Hair Design - located in Lewiston, it had 43 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, Idaho schools graduated 36,825 students. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Idaho colleges and universities:

  1. Cosmetology School of Arts and Sciences - located in Burley, it had a graduation rate of 94%
  2. Razzle Dazzle College Inc - located in Nampa, it had a graduation rate of 88%
  3. Mr Leons School of Hair Design - located in Moscow, it had a graduation rate of 79%

The graduation rates were lowest at the following Idaho schools:

  1. University of Phoenix-Idaho Campus - located in Meridian, it had a graduation rate of 9%
  2. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, it had a graduation rate of 18%
  3. Lewis-Clark State College - located in Lewiston, it had a graduation rate of 22%

Diversity

Overall, Idaho schools do not have a very diverse student population, with an average of 23% of undergraduate students identifying themselves to be from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. In the same year, the male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Idaho colleges and universities was 4 to 10. In 2009, approximately 63% of undergraduate students were 24 years of age or younger. The most diverse student populations were at the following Idaho institutions:

  1. New Saint Andrews College - located in Moscow, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. University of Phoenix-Idaho Campus - located in Meridian, 40% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. The College of Idaho - located in Caldwell, 39% of students were from minority backgrounds

Idaho Faculty Demographics

Just as the student population at Idaho colleges and universities is not diverse, the faculty at Idaho schools is not also diverse. Of the 16,227 faculty members employed by Idaho colleges and universities in 2009, about 28% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. At Idaho colleges and universities, for every 1 male faculty, there were 1 female faculty.

Faculty to Student Ratio

On average, for every 100 students in Idaho colleges and universities, there were 14 faculty in 2009. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Idaho were:

  1. Cosmetology School of Arts and Sciences
  2. Mr Leons School of Hair Design
  3. Razzle Dazzle College Inc

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Check out our list of the Top 50 Jobs in Idaho!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 19,540 $24,700 $25,000 0.3%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 17,050 $26,650 $28,240 22.7%
3
General and Operations Managers+ 11,890 $79,990 $113,100 -11.3%
4
Registered Nurses+ 10,820 $62,720 $67,720 15.2%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 8,060 $31,640 $35,340 -6.6%
6
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 7,620 $49,990 $54,330 -23.4%
7
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 7,540 $22,390 $25,140 16.2%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 7,040 $43,350 $50,770 17.5%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 6,020 $34,810 $39,890 10.3%
10
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 5,470 $29,470 $32,000 -24.3%
11
Carpenters+ 4,790 $36,980 $43,890 -11.0%
12
Construction Laborers+ 4,700 $28,970 $33,590 -36.9%
13
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 4,270 $36,550 $45,860 -42.0%
14
Cooks, Restaurant+ 3,880 $21,580 $23,260 -9.6%
15
Home Health Aides+ 3,770 $20,230 $21,760 6.5%
16
Cooks, Fast Food+ 3,340 $17,620 $18,540 2.5%
17
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 2,980 $37,690 $38,200 -13.6%
18
Electricians+ 2,950 $45,400 $51,810 -10.1%
19
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 2,910 $38,120 $41,360 -6.1%
20
Accountants and Auditors+ 2,910 $59,050 $68,960 -3.0%
21
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 2,870 $28,850 $30,100
22
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 2,850 $52,750 $62,260 -13.9%
23
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 2,750 $45,570 $55,620 -0.4%
24
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 2,740 $49,050 $54,880
25
Financial Managers+ 2,680 $77,130 $116,970 5.5%
26
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 2,470 $21,890 $24,180 20.5%
27
Forest and Conservation Technicians+ 2,470 $34,730 $36,860 16.0%
28
Computer Programmers+ 2,410 $53,020 $74,900
29
Medical Assistants+ 2,310 $29,100 $29,760 44.4%
30
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 2,190 $30,320 $33,270 2.3%
31
Lawyers+ 2,150 $94,950 $129,440 0.5%
32
Dental Assistants+ 2,000 $30,660 $34,140 11.1%
33
Loan Officers+ 1,990 $58,720 $65,900 30.9%
34
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other+ 1,960 $76,400 $71,280 -46.0%
35
Security Guards+ 1,930 $31,590 $26,870 -20.6%
36
Administrative Services Managers+ 1,870 $59,710 $84,390 8.1%
37
Coaches and Scouts+ 1,770 $24,530 $35,950 92.4%
38
Rehabilitation Counselors+ 1,750 $39,300 $35,850 50.9%
39
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 1,730 $40,190 $50,360 1.2%
40
Management Analysts+ 1,710 $65,020 $87,260 94.3%
41
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 1,660 $75,500 $93,670 35.0%
42
Pharmacy Technicians+ 1,640 $29,500 $29,330 110.3%
43
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 1,610 $32,240 $42,780 34.2%
44
Sales Managers+ 1,490 $85,650 $114,110 -16.8%
45
Software Developers, Applications+ 1,470 $70,410 $90,410
46
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 1,450 $38,220 $42,250 21.8%
47
Electrical Engineers+ 1,440 $87,850 $87,770
48
Medical Secretaries+ 1,420 $29,030 $31,820 36.5%
49
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 1,420 $34,830 $43,850
50
Managers, All Other+ 1,400 $81,190 $102,160 -22.2%