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Idaho (ID): University and College System

Idaho is home to 16 public or private, non-profit colleges and universities. See some of the most affordable schools, among other areas, in Idaho to determine which schools might be right for you.

The state of Idaho has multiple college campuses that offer a variety of educational programs. There are larger state universities with expansive fields of study, in addition to locations that are affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students. The details provided will help you make an informed decision about your academic future. The stats are based on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

Idaho Schools Near Large Cities

Idaho schools near large cities are mostly 4-year public and private non-profit schools. A majority of these schools offer undergraduate programs for potential students.

  • Boise State University (Boise)
  • Stevens-Henager College (Boise)
  • Idaho State University (Pocatello)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston)
  • The College of Idaho (Caldwell)

Largest Schools in Idaho

Most of the largest schools in Idaho are 4-year public schools, some of which offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. A few of these schools had more than 11,000 students, as of the fall in 2014.

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (43,803 students)
  • Boise State University (22,086 students)
  • Idaho State University (13,078 students)
  • University of Idaho (11,372 students)
  • College of Western Idaho (8,391 students)

Lowest Net Price

The average net price for a college or university is determined by subtracting the average amount of government or institutional financial aid a student receives from the total cost of attendance. The figures for these Idaho schools are based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) during the 2014-2015 academic year, for full-time undergraduate students.

  • College of Southern Idaho ($6,269)
  • North Idaho College ($6,287)
  • College of Western Idaho ($6,325)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho ($8,624)
  • Boise State University ($11,571)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rate for a school includes the number of students who completed their studies in 150% of 'normal time' (for example, six years would be 150% of 'normal time' for a bachelor's program). Most schools in Idaho had graduation rates below 60%, although a few were able to rise above that mark.

  • The College of Idaho (68% graduation rate)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (61% graduation rate)
  • University of Idaho (57% graduation rate)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (49% graduation rate)
  • Stevens-Henager College (41% graduation rate)

We've aggregated information into four individual categories to help you decide which one of these schools could be best for you.

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