Colleges & Universities

The Boise Metro houses a variety of post secondary educational opportunities.

College of Idaho

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's first private liberal arts college. We're a close-knit community of 1,000 scholars, athletes, artists and critical thinkers who aim to push ourselves — and each other — to new heights. The College offers 26 majors, 58 minors, three graduate programs and a variety of collaborative programs through 16 departments. Popular majors include Biology, Business, History, Psychology, and Political Economy.

Seventy percent of its students are from Idaho, and international students comprise nearly 10% of the student body. There are more than twenty states and forty countries represented. The C of I maintains a 63% graduation rate, and there is a 12 to 1 student to faculty ratio; 85% of full-time faculty have their terminal degree. The college has a medical school acceptance rate of more than 85%. Minority students make up more than 20% of the student body, and more than one-third of the enrollment identifies as first-generation college students. 86% of freshman students move on to their sophomore year. The college accepts 68% of applications. More than 60% of students live on the close-knit, residential campus. Approximately 40% of students are varsity athletes, and the male/female ratio is 48:52.