The Meridian area hosts a variety of postsecondary institutions, including cosmetology schools, for-profit universities and 4-year colleges. To help students see if any of the traditional schools represent a good match, we use the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as a resource to compare schools in several categories.
Closest Schools to Meridian, Idaho
All of the schools that are less than five miles from downtown Meridian are private, for-profit schools. However, the schools available are a mix of 2-year and 4-year institutions.
- Broadview University-Boise (located downtown)
- University of Phoenix-Idaho (located downtown)
- ITT Technical Institute-Boise (5.1 miles from downtown)
- Brown Mackie College-Boise (6 miles from downtown)
- Stevens-Henager College (6 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Meridian, Idaho
According to the NCES, the traditional schools within a 25-mile radius of Meridian have student populations that range from quite small to very large. Some of the larger schools offer graduate level programs in addition to undergraduate programs.
- Boise State University (22,227 students)
- College of Western Idaho (10,217 students)
- Northwest Nazarene University (2,249 students)
- The College of Idaho (1,144 students)
- Brown Mackie College-Boise (356 students)
Lowest Net Price
Calculated by the NCES, a school's average net price is determined by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by full-time undergraduate students from the total cost of attendance; at public schools the net price is based on in-state tuition figures. The traditional schools in the Meridian, ID, area had average net prices between about $6,000 and $24,000 for 2014-2015.
- College of Western Idaho ($6,325)
- Boise State University ($11,571)
- Broadview University-Boise ($18,535)
- Brown Mackie College-Boise ($19,164)
- The College of Idaho ($19,727)
Highest Graduation Rate
The NCES calculates the graduation rate based on 150% of the 'normal' time that it takes a full-time undergraduate to complete a program (i.e. six years for a bachelor's degree). For 2014, the NCES reported that schools around Meridian had graduation rates ranging from 12% to 96%.
- The College of Idaho (68% graduation rate)
- Northwest Nazarene University (49% graduation rate)
- Stevens-Henager College (41% graduation rate)
- Boise State University (39% graduation rate)
- ITT Technical Institute-Boise (36% graduation rate)
Meridian, ID, and the surrounding area offers a unique variety of 2-year and 4-year institutions that vary on location, size, price, and graduation rates to meet the needs of students.