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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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities439 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics173 Graduates
Machine and Metal Working56 Graduates
Network, Database, and System Administration50 Graduates
Political Science and Government49 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies42 Graduates
Computer Systems Technician41 Graduates
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College of Western Idaho Reviews
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!
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.