Idaho offers students at least five postsecondary institutions that are affiliated with different Christian denominations. These schools range in size, location and other distinguishing characteristics. Find out more about the Christian colleges in the state.
Five different cities in Idaho are home to Christian colleges or universities. Compare the schools' locations, denominations and tuition rates in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|The College of Idaho||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian||Caldwell, ID||$28,755|
|Boise Bible College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Undenominational||Boise, ID||$12,080|
|New Saint Andrews College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Protestant||Moscow, ID||$12,450|
|Brigham Young University-Idaho||4-year, private not-for-profit||Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)||Rexburg, ID||$4,018|
|Northwest Nazarene University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of the Nazarene||Nampa, ID||$29,000|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Christian Colleges in Idaho
The Christian colleges in Idaho offer students diverse degree programs, varying student population sizes and spiritual growth opportunities, among other resources. Here we discuss each institution more in depth to help students select a school that is right for them.
The College of Idaho
According to the school's website, the College of Idaho has about 925 students and an 11 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students can pursue bachelor's degree programs in more than 26 majors with up to 3 minors, including subjects in human performance, physical therapy, public health, creative writing, international political economy, medical laboratory science. The school also offers a couple of master's degree programs in education. About one third of the school's students participate in 20 varsity sports and the school also offers more than 50 student clubs/organizations, intramural sports, Greek Life and other activities, per the school's website. Students interested in developing their spiritual lives can attend weekly worship and teaching services, international service trips, Bible studies and community activities.
Boise Bible College
Boise Bible College is an undergraduate institution that offers a Bible Certificate and associate's and bachelor's degree programs in areas like Christian education, Biblical studies, family ministry, youth ministry, early childhood education and intercultural studies. According to the NCES, the school had about 140 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Students can grow in their faith by attending chapel and student devotionals, participating in Christian service and/or joining the Associated Students of Boise Bible College (ASBBC) that oversees spiritual committees like the Spiritual Life Committee or Missions Committee. Students may also choose to participate in missions trips, intramural sports or a variety of campus events, such as All-Campus Raft Trip, Spring Banquet, Spring Conference and All-Campus Retreat.
New Saint Andrews College
According to the school's website, New Saint Andrews College has about 150 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Students at the school attend weekly forums, recitations and seminars and must be appropriately dressed, based on the school's dress code. The school offers men's rugby, women's volleyball and co-ed soccer clubs for recreation. Students at the school can pursue associate's or bachelor's degrees in liberal arts and culture, a master's degree in theology and letters or a master's degree or graduate certificate in classical Christian studies.
Brigham Young University- Idaho
Brigham Young University in Idaho is another undergraduate institution that had a little over 44,800 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1 in 2016, per the NCES. The school offers associate's or bachelor's degree programs in a variety of subjects, including plant and wildlife ecology, automotive technology, animal science, communication, geology, child development, Spanish education, business management and dance. Students can participate in a wide range of student activities, such as choir, ROTC, outdoor activities, service activities and cultural student associations. The school has weekly devotionals that may be online or on-campus to help students grow spiritually.
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University helps students grow spiritually through chapel services, mission trips, prayer sessions and small groups. The school also has more than 40 student clubs/organizations, a community service week called Give Week and an annual talent show, Fresheree, where talent is not required. The NCES reports that the school had 1,450 undergraduates and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1 in 2016. Students can pursue associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as graduate certificates. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, graphic design, engineering, pre-physical therapy, Christian ministry, broadcasting, nursing, pre-dental, cultural anthropology and acting.