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Schools Offering Science Programs in Idaho

Around 3.8% of Idaho's graduates graduate from science degree programs every year. Thus, Idaho's 10 science schools put out approximately 1,409 science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Idaho that has a science program is University of Idaho. University of Idaho, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Moscow. 333 students graduated with a degree in science from University of Idaho in 2010. Students at University of Idaho paid $5,402 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Idaho that has a science program is The College of Idaho. The College of Idaho, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Caldwell. In 2010, 69 students graduated from The College of Idaho science program. Tuition at The College of Idaho was $21,380 per year.

Boise State University, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Idaho that has a science program. It is located in Boise. 289 students graduated with degree in science from Boise State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Boise State University was $5,300 per year.


If you choose to attend a Idaho science school, average tuition will be $7,753 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,520 per year to $23,100 per year. In 2010, the following Idaho science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Northwest Nazarene University - located in Nampa, students are charged $23,100 per year
  2. The College of Idaho - located in Caldwell, students are charged $21,380 per year
  3. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Idaho science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  2. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, students are charged $2,658 per year
  3. College of Western Idaho - located in Nampa, students are charged $3,096 per year

A science degree from an Idaho school... what next?

Many Idaho science graduates become a biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , chemist, and clinical research scientist. 2,900 science professionals were working in Idaho in 2010. Of these, 530 were environmental scientists. In addition, 90 were biology professors, and 1,960 were science professors. In Idaho, the largest numbers of science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Ada County - 290 science professionals
  2. Bear Lake County - 260 science professionals
  3. Blaine County - 50 science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,050 science professionals will be working in Idaho. This would require the number of science professional to grow by 21%.


science professionals in Idaho earn $77,082 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Idaho science professional earned as little as less than $23,080 per year or as much as more than $163,240 per year. The counties in Idaho with the highest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Bear Lake County - $104,807 per year
  2. Bonneville County - $66,190 per year
  3. Blaine County - $57,920 per year

On average, science professionals earn the least in the following Idaho counties:

  1. Ada County - $49,607 per year
  2. Kootenai County - $52,450 per year
  3. Blaine County - $57,920 per year

The science professionals with highest average salaries in Idaho were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $121,040 per year
  2. Chemist - $81,670 per year
  3. Science Professor - $76,400 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in Idaho were:

  1. Environmental Scientist - $63,410 per year
  2. Clinical Research Scientist - $53,850 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in science in Idaho and to compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Idaho
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Idaho
  • Master's Degree in Science in Idaho
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Idaho

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/a $53,850
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,960 $76,400 -46.0%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 530 $63,410 -24.3%
Chemists 250 $81,670 -24.2%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $66,120
Physicists 70 $121,040

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