• College of Eastern Idaho (CEI, formerly EITC) is Idaho`s newest comprehensive community college.  The new College now offers associate of arts and science degrees with transferable general education credits.  Another new opportunity is Early College Programs for high school students.  CEI continues to be accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 

School Highlights

College of Eastern Idaho serves 1,803 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 25%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,803 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,496
  • Out-state tuition: $8,502
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 288 teachers has grown by 300% over five years.
College of Eastern Idaho
(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
288 staff
339 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of Eastern Idaho has grown by 127% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The College of Eastern Idaho diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,803 students
4,737 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
558 students
1,790 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,245 students
2,947 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of College of Eastern Idaho.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
999 students
452 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
558 students
1,790 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,245 students
2,947 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
544 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
14%
8%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
81%
75%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
1%
5%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
5%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ID.
Diversity Score
0.32
0.42
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
56%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
5.62%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,700
$30,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of College of Eastern Idaho and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of ID by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $3,634. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,502 is more than the state average of $7,627. The out-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,496
$3,634
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,502
$7,627
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,500
$11,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in College of Eastern Idaho and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
97%
SAT Reading
n/a
515
SAT Math
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
22
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • College of Eastern Idaho (CEI, formerly EITC) is Idaho`s newest comprehensive community college.  The new College now offers associate of arts and science degrees with transferable general education credits.  Another new opportunity is Early College Programs for high school students.  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, and on-line distance education. Our mission is to provide open-access and quality education that meets the needs of students, regional employers, and community.College of Eastern Idaho admits students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.
  • CEI is located in Idaho Falls, at the heart of the Snake River Valley in eastern 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 comprehensive community college. We are proud of the many support services that are available to students and prospective students. These services include a modern library, the College & Career Readiness 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of Eastern Idaho cost?

College of Eastern Idaho's tuition is approximately $2,496 for In-State students and $8,502 for Out-State students.

What schools are College of Eastern Idaho often compared to?

College of Eastern Idahois often viewed alongside schools like College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho by visitors of our site.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,803 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,496
  • Out-state tuition: $8,502
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Idaho public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,634 per year for in-state students and $7,627 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $3,950 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Idaho community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Idaho is Stevens-Henager College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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