North Idaho University and College Options

There are four public or private not-for-profit colleges within 100 miles northern Idaho. See how the schools compare on various levels to help you make an informed decision about your education.

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North Idaho is primarily a rural region with no large cities, though it is home to four universities and colleges. Information comparing these four schools in categories like lowest net price and highest graduation rate can help students choose the right northern Idaho college. Statistics are provided from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

North Idaho Schools Near Large Cities

This area of the country might be more rural in scope. However, there are still higher-learning institutions accessible to sizable populations of the state.

  • North Idaho College (Coeur d'Alene)
  • University of Idaho (Moscow)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston)

Largest Schools in North Idaho

This area of North Idaho is sparse. Consider the following student populations of the area's largest schools.

  • University of Idaho (11,702)
  • North Idaho College (5,768)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (4,304)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES provides an average net price for attending a college by subtracting average scholarship and grant amounts from the total cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room, board and books) for an in-state student. Based off of their net price, the following three schools were the most affordable options in north Idaho, according to the data from the 2014-2015 school year for full-time undergraduate students.

  • North Idaho College ($6,287)
  • University of Idaho ($13,709)
  • Lewis-Clark State College ($14,881)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES also provides statistics on the rate at which full-time undegraduate students complete a program within 150% of the 'normal time.' The figures reported for the following schools reflect the class of students who enrolled in a bachelor's degree program for 2012-2013.

  • University of Idaho (57% graduation rate)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (30% graduation rate)
  • North Idaho College (22% graduation rate)

After careful consideration, you'll be one step closer to making your collegiate decision on which school in North Idaho is best suited to your needs.

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