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 120 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 7,585 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 358 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
College of Southern Idaho(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty358 staff265 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of Southern Idaho has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The College of Southern Idaho diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,585 students4,843 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,862 students1,862 students
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# Part-Time Students5,723 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
22%
7%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
65%
63%
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% Hawaiian
-
1%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
7%
18%
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Diversity Score0.520.56
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College Completion Rate
26%
26%
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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 $4,560 is more than the state average of $3,634. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,840 is less than the state average of $7,627. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,560$3,634
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,840$7,627
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Tuition NotesIn-District tuition fees: $3360 $140 Per Credit In-District $190 Per Credit In-state $285 Per Credit Out-of-state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,750$9,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,205$5,250
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Acceptance Rate100%97%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Softball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Agriculture Club, Art Club, CSI Forensics, Delta Psi Omega, Diversity Council, Drafting Club, Equine Club, GSA, Hosteurs, Medical Assistants Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Renewable Energy Club, STEM Club, Student Government, Vet Tech Club, Veterans Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, CSI Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, Madrigal Ensemble, Magic Valley Chorale, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CSI Challenge Course, CSI Outdoor Recreation Center, CSI Recreation Center
Source: 2019 (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 has off campus centers in Burley, Gooding, Hailey and Jerome. 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.

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Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to College of Southern Idaho is Stevens-Henager College (114.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Stevens-Henager College
    Private not-for-profit
    225 students | 114.70 Mi1444 Entertainment Avenue
    Boise ID  83709
    (208) 383-4540
    114.70225
  • Carrington College-Boise
    Private for-profit
    428 students | 115.00 Mi1122 N. Liberty St.
    Boise ID  83704
    (208) 377-8080
    115.00428
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    Nampa ID  83687
    (208) 562-3000
    124.9010,277
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    Elko NV  89801
    (775) 738-8493
    137.003,451
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    Idaho Falls ID  83404
    (208) 535-00000000
    140.601,288
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