Best Colleges in Idaho

With its picturesque mountain landscapes and definitive seasons, Idaho is one state that wins when it comes to both scenic beauty and quality education options. The Gem state is home to 16 colleges and universities, including religious institutions and specialty schools.* Studying in Idaho doesn’t mean you’ll be studying in the sticks. In fact, a number of schools are located right in downtown Boise. The most popular industries are high-tech, with advanced manufacturing, computers & technology, and aerospace topping the charts. Plenty of businesses call Idaho home, such as The Pacific Press Publishing Association, Coldwater Creek, and Micron Technology. And the low unemployment rate of 4.8% points to good job prospects once you toss that cap in the air at graduation.

If you are an aspiring writer, filmmaker, motivated entrepreneur or just have a natural zest for life and excitement, then Idaho will suit you well. First, learn how to properly pronounce “Boise,” the state’s capital. Then, drop by the Lucky Dog Tavern in Boise or the One 16 Sports Bar and Grill in Idaho Falls when you need to unwind and make new friends. When you’re ready to play outside, Idaho offers up everything from a self-guided tour of pioneer landmarks or hiking to a musical in an open-air theater.* Of course, there’s also plenty of natural thrills like whitewater rafting, back country skiing, and fishing. So go ahead, buy a pair of overalls and a 4x4 vehicle, and you’ll be all set for your new life in Idaho.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *www.commerce.idaho.gov *Wikipedia, “List of colleges and universities in Idaho”, “Companies in Idaho” * www.visitidaho.org/things-to-do

Best Four Year Universities in Idaho

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Idaho

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public