"We have top-ranked doctors in the country here. Boise has attracted physicians who want to live and work and really develop their skills here and truly get to know their patients personally." Sally Jeffcoat, CEO & President, Saint Alphonsus Health System
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.