College of Eastern Idaho

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College of Eastern Idaho Photo #1 - EITC became CEI in July of 2017.
  • Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) is now a comprehensive community college named the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI).  On May 16, 2017, Bonneville County voters approved a measure to turn EITC into CEI.  The new College began offering an associate of arts degree with transferable general education credits fall semester 2017. CEI plans to be fully operational by January 2018. CEI provides open-access to affordable, quality education that meets the needs of students, regional employers, and community. 
School Highlights
  • College of Eastern Idaho serves 1,049 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 19%.
  • College of Eastern Idaho is the only community colleges within Bonneville County, ID.
  • The nearest community college to College of Eastern Idaho is Brigham Young University-Idaho (24.8 miles away).

Top Placements

College of Eastern Idaho places among the top 20% of community colleges in Idaho for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
College of Eastern Idaho(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty100 staff265 staff
College of Eastern Idaho Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of College of Eastern Idaho has grown by 52% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of Eastern Idaho diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,049 students5,032 students
College of Eastern Idaho Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:131:1
College of Eastern Idaho Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-2,051 students
College of Eastern Idaho Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-2,981 students
College of Eastern Idaho Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
College of Eastern Idaho American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
-
1%
College of Eastern Idaho Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
-
8%
College of Eastern Idaho Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
1%
College of Eastern Idaho Black (2009-2012)
% White
-
81%
College of Eastern Idaho White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
College of Eastern Idaho Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
College of Eastern Idaho Non Resident (2012-2013)
Diversity Score0.280.34
College of Eastern Idaho Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
51%
19%
College of Eastern Idaho Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,700$30,000
College of Eastern Idaho Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $3,469. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,502 is more than the state average of $8,017. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,496$3,469
College of Eastern Idaho In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,502$8,017
College of Eastern Idaho Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%91%
College of Eastern Idaho % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,375$11,375
College of Eastern Idaho Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,897$5,500
College of Eastern Idaho Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) is now a comprehensive community college named the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI).  On May 16, 2017, Bonneville County voters approved a measure to turn EITC into CEI.  The new College began offering an associate of arts degree with transferable general education credits fall semester 2017. CEI plans to be fully operational by January 2018.  CEI continues to be accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The College was created in 1969 to serve citizens in its nine county service area by being a minimal cost, open-door institution that champions technical programs, customized industry training, basic skills instruction, workforce and community education, online distance education, and student services.
  • CEI is located in Idaho Falls, at the heart of the Snake River Valley in Southeastern Idaho. The diverse climate and location provide for a variety of outdoor recreation activities including camping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and many more. Idaho Falls is a tight-knit community that thrives because of the caring, hard-working people that live in this area. At CEI we take great pride in our college. Classrooms and labs are modern and well designed with the equipment and technology required of a leading technical college. We are proud of the many support services that are available to students and prospective students. These services include a modern library, the reading and math center, special student services, counseling, financial aid, and employment placement. We are equally proud of our well qualified, student-oriented faculty and staff. Student success is our priority. The CEI Foundation (CEIF) was founded in 1992. Business and community leaders joined together to help meet the expanding needs of the CEI campus in Idaho Falls.

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