School Highlights

College of Western Idaho serves 10,200 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 25%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,200 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,264
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 752 teachers has grown by 176% over five years.
College of Western Idaho
(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
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
752 staff
339 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of Western Idaho has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The College of Western Idaho diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,200 students
4,737 students
This chart display the total enrollment of College of Western Idaho and community college average number of enrollment of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
16:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of College of Western Idaho and community college average student staff ratio of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
2,895 students
1,790 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,305 students
2,947 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of College of Western Idaho and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of College of Western Idaho.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of ID.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
706 students
452 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,895 students
1,790 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of College of Western Idaho and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,305 students
2,947 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
544 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in College of Western Idaho and the percentage of Asian community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
16%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in College of Western Idaho and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in College of Western Idaho and the percentage of Black community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
73%
75%
This chart display the percentage of White students in College of Western Idaho and the percentage of White community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in College of Western Idaho and the percentage of Hawaiian community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in College of Western Idaho and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in College of Western Idaho and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in College of Western Idaho.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ID.
Diversity Score
0.44
0.42
This chart display the diversity score of College of Western Idaho and the community college average diversity score of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
23%
28%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of College of Western Idaho and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
5.62%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,264 is more than the state average of $3,634. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,200 is less than the state average of $7,627. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,264
$3,634
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of College of Western Idaho and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,200
$7,627
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of College of Western Idaho and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in College of Western Idaho and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,609
$11,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in College of Western Idaho and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in ID by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,092
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in College of Western 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)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of Western Idaho cost?

College of Western Idaho's tuition is approximately $4,264 for In-State students and $7,200 for Out-State students.

What schools are College of Western Idaho often compared to?

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

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,200 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,264
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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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