Best colleges in Boise

Smell that Fresh Mountain Education

More than potatoes and mountains

Although widely known as the country’s leading potato producer, Boise will delight your appetite for adventure with its 3,100 miles of rivers, 40+ wineries, amazing skiing destinations, and numerous nature excursions.* The City of Trees is home to 12 universities and a wide variety of majors, including athletic training and zoology.* Boise has the education abundance you’re looking for. Named in the top 10 of Best States for Expected Job Growth, 7th Best City in America, and the #1 Best City to Move to in 2014, you don’t want to miss out on a collegiate experience in Boise.*

Boise is the world’s leading producer of potatoes, lentils, and most importantly, the beloved hops that create the Anheuser-Busch beer. It truly is a place that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit.* But it's not all about the world of agriculture. Boise is home to an endless list of adrenaline expeditions like climbing Table Rock, taking a dip at a Boise area hot spring, snow tubing at Bogus Basin, rafting the Payette River, enjoying a zip line tour at the Horseshoe Bend, or even biking the Ridge to Rivers Trail System.* Boise will keep you entertained with its art and nightlife offerings including the Idaho Ballet Company and Morrison Center for performing arts, the First Thursday Art Walk, as well as live music at The Sapphire Room.* With a vibrant four-season climate, there are plenty of active things to do 365 days a year, such as receiving your tasty trophy baked potato after running in the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon.* There are a million reasons why Boise is a part of The Gem State, and you’ll enjoy every minute exploring them outside the classroom.

*bvep.org *Wikipedia, “Boise” *riversideboise.com *movoto.com *idahobusinessreview.com *boisechamber.org

Best Four Year Universities in Boise

The College of Idaho
Caldwell, ID

The College of Idaho offers 40 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 186 students graduated with students earning 180 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

Northwest Nazarene University offers 105 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 575 students graduated with students earning 301 Bachelor's degrees, 220 Master's degrees, 33 Certificates, 14 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Associate's degrees.

Boise State University offers 256 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 4,925 students graduated with students earning 3,289 Bachelor's degrees, 862 Master's degrees, 598 Certificates, 131 Associate's degrees, and 45 Doctoral degrees.

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Boise Bible College offers 14 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 37 students graduated with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

Stevens-Henager College offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 46 students graduated with students earning 37 Associate's degrees, and 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Boise

Carrington College-Boise offers 13 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 266 students graduated with students earning 137 Certificates, and 129 Associate's degrees.

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College of Western Idaho offers 117 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 1,612 students graduated with students earning 881 Associate's degrees, and 731 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Boise

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
The College of Idaho Logo The College of Idaho Caldwell, ID
5/5
15 : 1 1,091
The Salon Professional Academy-Nampa Logo The Salon Professional Academy-Nampa Nampa, ID     71
Northwest Nazarene University Logo Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
5/5
22 : 1 2,111
Boise State University Logo Boise State University Boise, ID
3/5
33 : 1 26,217
Boise Barber College Logo Boise Barber College Boise, ID     64
Boise Bible College Logo Boise Bible College Boise, ID
3/5
16 : 1 95
Aveda Institute-Boise Logo Aveda Institute-Boise Boise, ID     48
Carrington College-Boise Logo Carrington College-Boise Boise, ID   23 : 1 454
Paul Mitchell the School-Boise Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Boise Boise, ID     255
Stevens-Henager College Logo Stevens-Henager College Boise, ID
3/5
18 : 1 180
Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology Logo Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology Boise, ID     254
Milan Institute-Boise Logo Milan Institute-Boise Boise, ID     86
College of Western Idaho Logo College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
2/5
68 : 1 10,580