Colleges & Universities

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

University of Idaho

Expanding Businesses, Organizations and Communities through Our University's Resources

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. In addition to its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, a research and Extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties.

Home to more than 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference and Sun Belt Conference. Learn more:

  • Idaho Water Center, Boise – Degree programs, Certificates, Professional Education, Research, Outreach, Engagement
  • College of Law, Boise – Degrees, Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, Clinics
  • McClure Center for Public Policy Research, Boise
  • Integrated Design Lab, Boise – Education and technical assistance for energy efficient design of buildings.
  • Idaho Food Technology Center, Caldwell – Business, processing and educational assistance
  • University of Idaho Extension

The University of Idaho is interested in partnering with businesses, industries, nonprofits, and communities to help them grow, thrive and expand.

The Office of Economic Development can help site location consultants, businesses looking at expanding in Idaho or existing Idaho businesses with:

  • Workforce information – data/statistics on our students, skills and courses
  • Site Visits or “ready team” participation
  • Partnerships for business attraction and expansion
  • Economic impact reports
  • Much more….

See how your business, industry or organization can benefit from the University of Idaho's expertise. Contact Jana Jones, Executive Director of Economic Development, at 208-364-4568 or