Education in the Boise Valley

A strong educational system is the backbone of a strong workforce – and ultimately, the backbone of a strong and thriving business community. The Boise Valley is home to nearly a dozen colleges and universities offering undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in disciplines ranging from engineering and business management to manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare, ensuring that businesses relocating or expanding in the region will have access to the best and brightest minds for decades to come.

  • Nearly 41 percent of the Boise Valley’s 280,000-person workforce hold degrees
  • 87.3 percent of adults over the age of 25 have graduated from high school
  • 63 percent of the state’s total general fund is allocated to education
  • Over 75 percent of Boise State University graduates, and 50 percent of College of Idaho graduates, continue to live and work in the Boise Valley
  • Almost every city with a population over 20,000 has a college or university

For more information about education in the Boise Valley, including colleges, universities, K-12 education and resources, click here.

Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
Jana Jones
Director, Economic Development Services
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Phone: 208-472-5246
Lisa Holland
Marketing & Content Manager
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Phone: 208-472-5229
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Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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