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...

“…The U of I is a college that stands alone in college experience. I had looked at other schools before coming here and I knew immediately where I was going to spend the next 4 years. This is truly a place with such a variety of opportunities that, no...” – Kelsi from Bonney Lake, WA

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...

“…Boise State University is a beautiful school. It is very socialized with tons of campus activities such as sports. I enjoy going to school here as well as living in the dorm on campus.” – Yonsoo from Boise, 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...

“…BYU-IDAHO is spectacular. It has all the curriculum that I am looking for. The spiritual environment is great for my spiritual growth. One of the best religious schools.” – VALERIE from ORLANDO, FL

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...

“…idaho state university is a good school, with high standards in academics. the professors at this university will help in any way possible to get you the best grade and the knowledge of the subject along with it. i would recommend this school to...” – Morgan from Logan, UT

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...

“…This university is an established liberal arts school with a beautiful campus. There is a great sense of community in Caldwell and is the perfect home for a student looking for that small-town feel. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and fun...” – Katelynn from Meridian, 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...

“…NNU is a accommodating place to learn. The atmosphere is what I need. The staff is willing to help at any given moment.” – Crystal from Star, 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...

“…csi has an amazing health sciences program. the staff for the health sciences are great at getting the students where they need to be both academically and professionally, so that when they enter the professional world, they will start off strong....” – Cody from Filer, 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...

“…coeur d'alene is a great city for a college, and the campus is situated in an excellent part of town with a beach and a bit separated from the main city. north idaho college is a relatively small campus with lots of opportunities to connect with new...” – Chris

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...

“…Low student to teacher ratio in classroom setting. Lowest intuition in northwest. Friendly and helpful teacher environment.” – Kristine from Lapwai, ID

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...

“…I love school at CWI. Wonderful professors, instructors and class size. People are friendly and courteous here, and no worries about trying to make a good impression around campus, everyone seems to get along great. I'm thankful to go to school here...” – Jennifer from Nampa, ID

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...

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...

“…Boise Bible College is the best place to go for a young Christian. They don't just offer degrees that train you for ministry, they offer people who share the love of Christ in everything they do. This is a place for those who wish to draw nearer to...” – Kelsey from Boise, ID

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...

“…Stevens- Henager is such a great school, I attend online classes and they still make it a point to keep in touch and make sure I am doing well. I love that I only have to manage 1-2 classes at a time, so I don't have to stress about work, and keeping...” – Kristian from Garden City, ID

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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