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 28% 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
College of Southern Idaho Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of College of Southern Idaho has declined by 24% 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 57% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,021 students5,032 students
College of Southern Idaho Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:131:1
College of Southern Idaho Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,051 students2,051 students
College of Southern Idaho Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,970 students2,981 students
College of Southern Idaho Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of Southern Idaho Enrollment Breakdown ID All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
College of Southern Idaho Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
College of Southern Idaho American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
College of Southern Idaho Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of Southern Idaho Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of Southern Idaho Black (2009-2016)
% White
College of Southern Idaho White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
College of Southern Idaho Hawaiian (2011-2016)
% Two or more races
College of Southern Idaho More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
College of Southern Idaho Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
College of Southern Idaho Ethnicity Breakdown ID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.440.34
College of Southern Idaho Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of Southern Idaho Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$30,000
College of Southern Idaho Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
College of Southern Idaho In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,400$8,017
College of Southern Idaho Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes$130 per credit in-s
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%91%
College of Southern Idaho % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,403$11,375
College of Southern Idaho Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,540$5,500
College of Southern Idaho Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%100%


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Softball,
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
  • Brown Mackie College-Boise
    Private, for profit
    356 students | 115.40 Mi9050 W Overland Rd, Ste 101
    Boise ID  83709
  • 10,217 students | 125.00 Mi5500 East Opportunity Drive
    Nampa ID  83687
  • 3,024 students | 137.60 Mi1500 College Parkway
    Elko NV  89801
  • 1,049 students | 140.00 Mi1600 S 25th E
    Idaho Falls ID  83404
Recent Articles
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.
Did You Know?
For Idaho public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,469 per year for in-state students and $8,017 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $8,217 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Idaho community colleges have a diversity score of 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Idaho is College of Western Idaho. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.