Best colleges in Idaho

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Sometimes, elevation exceeds population. But all the time, education tops 'em all

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

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.

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

University of Idaho offers 314 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 2,479 students graduated with students earning 1,702 Bachelor's degrees, 490 Master's degrees, 160 Doctoral degrees, and 127 Certificates.

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.

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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.

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.

Brigham Young University-Idaho offers 116 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 7,033 students graduated with students earning 5,533 Bachelor's degrees, and 1,500 Associate's degrees.

Lewis-Clark State College offers 147 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 956 students graduated with students earning 616 Bachelor's degrees, 325 Associate's degrees, and 15 Certificates.

Stevens-Henager College
Idaho Falls, ID

Stevens-Henager College offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 29 students graduated with students earning 23 Associate's degrees, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.

New Saint Andrews College offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 33 students graduated with students earning 24 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Associate's degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID

Idaho State University offers 401 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,485 students graduated with students earning 1,174 Bachelor's degrees, 427 Associate's degrees, 426 Master's degrees, 291 Certificates, and 167 Doctoral degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Idaho

College of Eastern Idaho
Idaho Falls, ID

College of Eastern Idaho offers 37 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 250 students graduated with students earning 141 Associate's degrees, and 109 Certificates.

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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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North Idaho College
Coeur d'Alene, ID

North Idaho College offers 146 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 1,288 students graduated with students earning 650 Associate's degrees, and 638 Certificates.

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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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College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID

College of Southern Idaho offers 153 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 1,074 students graduated with students earning 795 Associate's degrees, and 279 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Idaho

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
University of Idaho Logo University of Idaho Moscow, ID
3/5
20 : 1 11,926
Paul Mitchell the School-Rexburg Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Rexburg Rexburg, ID     191
Northwest Nazarene University Logo Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
5/5
22 : 1 2,111
Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Lewiston Logo Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Lewiston Lewiston, ID     14
Elevate Salon Institute-Chubbuck Logo Elevate Salon Institute-Chubbuck Chubbuck, ID     46
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
Evans Hairstyling College-Rexburg Logo Evans Hairstyling College-Rexburg Rexburg, ID     48
Boise Bible College Logo Boise Bible College Boise, ID
3/5
16 : 1 95
Cosmetology School of Arts and Science LLC Logo Cosmetology School of Arts and Science LLC Burley, ID     25
Aveda Institute-Boise Logo Aveda Institute-Boise Boise, ID     48
College of Eastern Idaho Logo College of Eastern Idaho Idaho Falls, ID
2/5
28 : 1 1,595
Brigham Young University-Idaho Logo Brigham Young University-Idaho Rexburg, ID
2/5
66 : 1 39,145
Carrington College-Boise Logo Carrington College-Boise Boise, ID   23 : 1 454
Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Moscow Logo Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Moscow Moscow, ID     11
Lewis-Clark State College Logo Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston, ID
2/5
21 : 1 3,748
Aveda Institute-Twin Falls Logo Aveda Institute-Twin Falls Twin Falls, ID     64
Stevens-Henager College Logo Stevens-Henager College Idaho Falls, ID
3/5
13 : 1 64

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