College of Southern Idaho

  • The College of Southern Idaho's mission is to provide quality educational, social, cultural, economic, and workforce development opportunities that meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves.  Students can choose from a wide range of transfer and career-technical programs with more than 110 program options ranging from short-term certificates to two-year associate degrees.  Additionally, CSI provides basic skills, workforce training, economic development, and enrichment programs to its students and community members. 
School Highlights
  • College of Southern Idaho serves 7,021 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% 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 to College of Southern Idaho is Carrington College-Boise (115.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 102% over five years.
College of Southern Idaho(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty434 staff265 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of College of Southern Idaho has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
  • The College of Southern Idaho diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,021 students5,032 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:131:1
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# Full-Time Students2,051 students2,051 students
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# Part-Time Students4,970 students2,981 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
544544
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
19%
8%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
72%
81%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.440.34
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College Completion Rate
19%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$30,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,900 is more than the state average of $3,469. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $8,017. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,900$3,469
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,400$8,017
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Tuition Notes$130 per credit in-s
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,403$11,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,540$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Softball,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or 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
    (208)377-8080
    115.10494
  • 10,217 students | 125.00 Mi5500 East Opportunity Drive
    Nampa ID  83687
    (208)562-3000
    125.0010,217
  • 3,024 students | 137.60 Mi1500 College Parkway
    Elko NV  89801
    (775)738-8493
    137.603,024
  • 1,483 students | 140.00 Mi1600 S 25th E
    Idaho Falls ID  83404
    (208)524-3000
    140.001,483
  • 27,662 students | 147.90 MiOld Main Hill
    Logan UT  84322
    (435)797-1000
    147.9027,662
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