Colleges in Idaho

Colleges in Idaho

Yielding one-third of the potato crop for the nation, it’s unsurprising that most people know Idaho as the potato state. Its official nickname is actually the “Gem State,” referencing the largest unspoiled natural area in the US as well as its long history of producing gemstones. Climate varies wildly depending on region, but colleges in Idaho are largely clustered in the northern and southern regions. All colleges are either public or private not-for-profit, and the oldest institution is the University of Idaho in Moscow, founded in 1889. The most prominent industries in Idaho include food processing, lumber/wood products, chemicals, paper, and mining. Micron Technology, Oracle, and Hewlett-Packard are large presences in this state, where you can also find the Oregon Trail, the Craters of the Moon National Monument, and the Julie Davis Park in Boise.
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University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is a 4-year public school in northwest Idaho and the oldest public institution in the state. The U of I hosts 10 colleges granting undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 300 fields of study. In addition to...

“…I took college classes in high school, so I was able to dabble in my chosen field my first year of school, which was really great. I have a very specific major (Geography with GIS certificate), and the teachers here are very knowledgable and helpful....” – Jenna from Georgetown, TX

Boise State University

Boise State University is a high-research public university founded in 1932 by the Episcopal Church and located in Idaho's state capital. Boise State offers 200 areas of study through seven academic colleges, which include an honors college as well...

“…The classes are here are great. The professor's are very friendly and love to help there students. Plus, you live in the City of Trees, Boise is a great little college town, especially during the football season. ” – Joshua from Caldwell, ID

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University-Idaho is a 4-year institution in eastern Idaho and the state’s largest private university. BYU-Idaho is home to six colleges and schools conferring...

“…never before have i been exposed to an environment more perfect for learning than my own home.” – Doug from Bakersfield, CA

Idaho State University

Originally founded as The Academy of Idaho, Idaho State University is a 4-year public research university in southeast Idaho. ISU is home to six colleges conferring degrees in over 250 academic programs of study and offers a Career Path Internship...

“…the classes i have taken so far have been informative and interesting. not too easy but not so challenging that i have lost interest in them.”

The College of Idaho

The College of Idaho is a 4-year institution established in Treasure Valley, near the city of Caldwell, and was the state’s first private, liberal arts college. The college offers a unique PEAK curriculum for its undergraduate students, which is...

“…The C of I was and is my dream College. The small community makes it easy to find help, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that just about everyone on campus is ready to jump at the chance to help out. The professors and peak system challenge me to...” – Gabrielle from Parma, ID

Northwest Nazarene University

Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts institution in western Idaho. NNU grants bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic areas of study. In addition, all students are required to complete a...

“…Of course I learned in the classrooms, but I also learned a lot about myself and about others in the dorm, cafeteria, and at campus activities. I had to learn how to properly juggle my study time, relationships, job, cleaning and laundry, and...” – Jessica from Eagle, ID

College of Southern Idaho

College of Southern Idaho is a public two-year institution located in Twin Falls, ID. CSI operates several outreach programs around the state, in Boise, Gooding, Hailey, and Burley. Popular majors include licensed practical nurse training, baking and...

“…This is a two year college, but all the courses are exactly what you will find at any other University for getting your prerequisites done. I find that all of the instructors are very well qualified for their positions and have earned their...” – Dave from Boise, ID

North Idaho College

North Idaho College is a two-year community college based in Coeur d’Alene, ID. NIC offers transfer degrees, professional and technical certifications, and associate degrees. Many students choose to study communications, computer programming, or...

“…that pretty much sums it up right there: i am learning a lot!” – Sarah from Spirit Lake, ID

Lewis-Clark State College is a public, 4-year institution established in Lewiston, Ohio. At the lowest tuition rate of all public, 4-year colleges within the state, LC offers over 130 degree and certificate programs, 9 of which can be completed fully...

“…About 2,500 to 3,500 students go here, meaning your professors get to know you individually. ” – Morgan from Meridian, ID

College of Western Idaho

Established in 2007, the College of Western Idaho is a public, 2-year institution with two campus locations in Boise and Nampa and is one of only three community colleges in the state. CWI offers over 60 degree and certificate programs in academic...

“…An amazing school, that goal is to have the best academic success for each student. Very affordable and open to anyone who would like to continue with their career.”

Formerly known as Eastern Idaho Technical College, the College of Eastern Idaho is a 2-year community college in Idaho Falls. CEI is home to three academic divisions conferring degrees and certificates in 18 fields of study. Additionally, CEI is home...

“…Easy to understand teachers who are always willing to help” – Virgil from Idaho Falls, ID

Originally founded by the First Church of Christ, Boise Bible College is a non-denominational Christian college with a focus on training for the ministry. BBC offers 4-year bachelor’s degree programs in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, Christian...

Headquartered in a five-story campus building, Stevens-Henager College Boise is a school of business and health sciences in Idaho’s state capitol. SHC Boise confers bachelor’s and associate degrees in Healthcare, Technology, and Business. In addition...

With campus on the shores of the Snake River, Stevens-Henager College-Idaho Falls is a college of business and health sciences and a campus of SHC in eastern Idaho. SHC Idaho Falls offers 36-month bachelor’s degrees and 20-month associate degrees in...

New Saint Andrews College is a Christian liberal arts college with a Reformed perspective in western Idaho. New Saint Andrews offers a single bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Culture and every course is founded in a Christian worldview and...

“…your very soul will be stretched and molded and right before it breaks it transforms something gloriously beautiful. you learn how to find joy and peace in the midst of intense trials. you truly understand what it is to live harmoniously with those...” – Elisabeth from Elmwood, WI

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