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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    C+
  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 2,973 undergraduate students. The Western Idaho acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Automotive Mechanics, and Biology. Western Idaho graduates 14% of its students.
About College of Western Idaho...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,682/ 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
$4,926/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,973Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,330
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
14%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%

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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.
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I love the flexibility and price of this school. For a smaller college, they are determined to see their students succeed and the cost is the cheapest I've explored. I am a single mom and CWI has allowed me to work towards my degree at a pace that works for me. Most of my classes, I'm able to accomplish online. The One Stop student center, advisors, and professors all make sure that students are on track and confident with their degree accomplishments. The professors are extremely helpful. There were a few occasions where I needed to take a math test but didn't have a sitter. I brought my kid with her tablet, and my professors were very accommodating so that I was able to complete my tests. The campus offers multiple classes at multiple locations within my area which helps with flexibility for busy students, like myself. I love CWI!
College of Western Idaho was the right place for me to start my secondary education! Ever since I started to look at colleges/universities I had this growing anxiety in me that the school I would pick would be too big for me to manage and I wouldn't get the hands-on help that I was looking for. That's why I decided to attend C.W.I because it was in my home town and would be the perfect size for me to have a focused education, have close connections to faculty and staff, and be the stepping stone to connecting with the right businessperson in my community. So, if I were to rate it out of 100 it would be a solid 90, with more opportunity to explore!