College of Western Idaho

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687-0000
Tel: (208)562-3000
School Highlights
  • College of Western Idaho serves 10,217 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
  • College of Western Idaho is the only community colleges within Canyon County, ID.
  • The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-Boise (10.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 272 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
College of Western Idaho(ID) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty272 staff265 staff
College of Western Idaho Total Faculty (2010-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,217 has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,217 students5,032 students
College of Western Idaho Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:131:1
College of Western Idaho Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,480 students2,051 students
College of Western Idaho Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,737 students2,981 students
College of Western Idaho Part-Time Students (2010-2016)
College of Western Idaho Enrollment Breakdown ID All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
College of Western Idaho American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2016)
% Asian
College of Western Idaho Asian (2010-2016)
% Hispanic
College of Western Idaho Hispanic (2010-2016)
% Black
College of Western Idaho Black (2010-2016)
% White
College of Western Idaho White (2010-2016)
% Hawaiian
College of Western Idaho Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
College of Western Idaho More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
College of Western Idaho Ethnicity Breakdown ID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.510.34
College of Western Idaho Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of Western Idaho Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2013-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,264 is more than the state average of $3,469. 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 $8,017. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,264$3,469
College of Western Idaho In-State Tuition Fees (2010-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,200$8,017
College of Western Idaho Out-State Tuition Fees (2010-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%91%
College of Western Idaho % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2011-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,533$11,375
College of Western Idaho Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,700$5,500
College of Western Idaho Median debt for students who have not completed (2013-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Brown Mackie College-Boise
    Private, for profit
    356 students | 10.70 Mi9050 W Overland Rd, Ste 101
    Boise ID  83709
  • Carrington College-Boise
    Private, for profit
    494 students | 12.40 Mi1122 North Liberty Street
    Boise ID  83704
  • 2,396 students | 36.60 Mi650 College Blvd
    Ontario OR  97914
  • 7,021 students | 125.00 Mi315 Falls Ave.
    Twin Falls ID  83301
  • 1,731 students | 181.90 Mi2411 NW Carden Ave
    Pendleton OR  97801
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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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Idaho is College of Western Idaho. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.