College of Southern Idaho

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College of Southern Idaho Photo #1 - The College of Southern Idaho is located in Twin Falls, Idaho, and has been serving students since 1965.
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College of Southern Idaho Photo #1 - The College of Southern Idaho is located in Twin Falls, Idaho, and has been serving students since 1965.
College of Southern Idaho Photo #2 - The Outdoor Recreation Department provides students, faculty and staff, and community members with adventure-based learning through outdoor and wilderness experiences.
College of Southern Idaho Photo #3 - Eagle Hall was remodeled in 2021, providing modern, comfortable on-campus accommodations for 245 students. Every effort is made to make this your "home away from home."
College of Southern Idaho Photo #4 - CSI Athletics - 9 Sports, 175 Student-Athletes, 1,244 Players to Four Year Programs, 240 All Americans, 110 Regional Championships, 21 National Championships
College of Southern Idaho Photo #5 - Eagle Central is located in the Taylor Administration building where you can visit with Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, and an Enrollment Specialist in one location.
College of Southern Idaho Photo #6 - The Fine Arts Center is home to the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Community Education Department and regularly showcases the talent of College of Southern Idaho students and faculty as well as community and touring productions. It is host to the Magic Valley's three premiere performing spaces - the Fine Arts Auditorium, the Fine Arts Theatre, and the Recital Hall.
College of Southern Idaho Photo #7 - The Learning and Tutoring Commons department offers free tutoring and educational support for all CSI and Dual Credit students.
College of Southern Idaho Photo #8 - The College of Southern Idaho is the first public Hispanic Serving Institution in Idaho.
College of Southern Idaho Photo #9 - The newest building on campus is the Veterinary Technology Building. The Veterinary Technology program gives motivated individuals an opportunity to combine their love of animals with their interest in science and medicine. The program prepares students to work in a variety of veterinary medical related settings. Upon completion students will be able to sit for national examination for licensure.
College of Southern Idaho Photo #10 - The Health Sciences and Human Services building is a LEED Gold certified building. It is home to CSI's health profession discipline along with a simulation lab, radiology lab and fire service.
  • 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.  The college offers more than 110 completion options within over 80 associate degree and certificate programs, serving students in both career-technical and transfer education.  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 7,927 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Top Rankings

College of Southern Idaho ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Idaho for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 339 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of Southern Idaho(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty339 staff339 staff
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Number of Programs Offered8045
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of College of Southern Idaho has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The College of Southern Idaho diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,927 students4,939 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:115:1
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# Full-Time Students1,821 students1,821 students
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# Part-Time Students6,106 students3,118 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
544544
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
22%
8%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
65%
69%
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% Hawaiian
-
1%
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% Two or more races
2%
7%
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% Non Resident races
1%
8%
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% Unknown races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.520.50
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College Completion Rate
27%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$30,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

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
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of College of Southern Idaho and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,840$7,627
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of College of Southern Idaho and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
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 Aid93%84%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in College of Southern Idaho and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$9,947$11,999
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in College of Southern Idaho and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in ID by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,808$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in College of Southern Idaho and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in ID by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate100%96%
This chart display the percent admitted of College of Southern Idaho and the community college average percent admitted of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

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: 2020 (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 was initially accredited in 1968 and has had its accreditation continously reaffirmed since then.

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Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to College of Southern Idaho is Stevens-Henager College (114.7 miles away).
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    (208) 524-3000
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