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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B
Western Idaho is a public college located in Nampa, Idaho in the Boise Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,746 undergraduate students. The Western Idaho acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Automotive Mechanics, and Welding. Western Idaho graduates 24% of its students.
5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$4,883/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,222/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,746Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,531
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
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  • Outgoing
    67%
  • chill
    33%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%

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I have really enjoyed the smaller classes at this community college because it gives more one-on-one time with teachers so you can build a relationship and make sure you're fully understanding the concepts being taught in the classroom. Having a great relationship with teachers is always a plus! I really love the fact that within the last year or two, they have created their own garden and host farm-to-plate dinners and raise money for the school. Having the options for fresh veggies is a great thing, especially in such a small community!
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I had a few good teachers during my time at the College of Western Idaho, but unfortunately, many of the good teachers no longer work there! You will have to look long and hard for teachers who are talented, passionate, caring, and knowledgable about the subjects they teach, but there are definitely some there. It is a good college to go to for the first 2-years to get an Associate degree, since it is much cheaper than the universities, but I would not consider it my first choice of college.
The College of Western Idaho offers almost all of their degrees online or in person. I chose to take my business associate's degree mostly online, with only 2 classes being in person. The online navigation for the student websites could use as little work (as they can be a little overwhelming at first), but after a while you get used it and know where to find things. There are occasionally technical difficulties with the classes websites and portals, however the professors are usually very good at recognizing these errors and extending study/project times for students. Overall, I really do love C.W.I's online learning degrees because it allows my schedule to be flexible and makes it a lot easier to do internships/volunteering/working. Thank you.