College of Southern Idaho

Tel: (208)733-9554
8,473 students
Public institution
The College of Southern Idaho, a comprehensive community college, provides educational, social and cultural opportunities for a diverse population of South Central Idaho. In this rapidly changing world, CSI encourages our students to lead enriched, productive and responsible lives.
School Highlights
College of Southern Idaho serves 8,473 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
College of Southern Idaho is the only community colleges within Twin Falls County, ID.
The nearest community college is Carrington College-Boise (115.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 214 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
College College of Southern Idaho (ID) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 214 staff
214 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,473 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is more than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,473 students 6,049 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
# Full-Time Students 2,402 students
2,402 students
# Part-Time Students 6,071 students
2,981 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 544 544
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.33

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,640 is equal to the state average of $3,640. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,720 is less than the state average of $7,200. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,640 $3,640
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,720 $7,200
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The college recognizes all individuals as having value in a democratic society. The primary purpose of the college is to assist students with varying levels of ability and diverse backgrounds in developing skills, values, and attitudes necessary for effective living. The College of Southern Idaho is one of the fastest growing institutions of higher education in the state, having doubled its enrollment in the past eight years. Off-Campus centers at Micron in Boise and in Burley, Gooding, Jerome, and Hailey serve approximately 2500 students each semester. The advent of the telecommunications system in 1989 greatly enhanced the delivery of college-level courses to these areas. The College of Southern Idaho offers a variety of educational opportunities to the people of South Central Idaho. Eighty-five percent of the student body comes from the eight Magic Valley counties the College is charged with serving. CSI is recognized for outstanding faculty, facilities and our student-centered environment. In addition to our excellent programs, we offer many support services to help students succeed: study skills classes, tutoring, learning centers, advising, financial aid, and health services to name a few. Students can also participate in student government activities, special interest clubs, athletic teams, and fine arts productions. We take great pride in offering innovative and state-of-the-art programs while maintaining an affordable, personalized experience for our students. The College of Southern Idaho received its first accreditation from the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges in 1968.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Carrington College-Boise
    Private for-profit
    494 students | 115.10 Mi1122 North Liberty Street
    Boise ID 83704
  • Brown Mackie College-Boise
    Private for-profit
    356 students | 115.40 Mi9050 W Overland Rd, Ste 101
    Boise ID 83709
  • 10,217 students | 125.00 Mi5500 East Opportunity Drive
    Nampa ID 83687
  • 3,024 students | 137.60 Mi1500 College Parkway
    Elko NV 89801
  • 686 students | 140.00 Mi1600 S 25th E
    Idaho Falls ID 83404
Did You Know?
For Idaho public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,640 per year for in-state students and $7,200 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $3,770 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Idaho community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Idaho is College of Western Idaho. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.