College of Western Idaho

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
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 to College of Western Idaho is Carrington College-Boise (12.4 miles away).

Top Placements

College of Western Idaho places among the top 20% of community colleges in Idaho for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 272 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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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 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of Western Idaho diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,217 students5,032 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:131:1
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# Full-Time Students3,480 students2,051 students
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# Part-Time Students6,737 students2,981 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
11%
8%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
67%
81%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
17%
4%
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Diversity Score0.510.34
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College Completion Rate
9%
19%
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,200$8,017
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,533$11,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,700$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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 0.65. The most diverse community college in Idaho is College of Western Idaho. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.