College of Idaho Quick Facts


  • Enrollment of 1,070 students.
  • Nearly 10 percent of students are international, representing 46 countries.
  • More than 20 percent of students are Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American, American Indian or multi-ethnic.
  • Students come from 28 different states.
  • More than one-third of students compete for 19 varsity sports teams. The C of I also offers club sports, intramurals, outstanding performing arts programs in music, theatre, art and debate, active Greek life and more than 50 student clubs.
  • C of I student athletes have captured 68 individual and team national championships, including 27 since 2011.


  • The C of I offers 26 majors and 58 minors in the fine arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences and history, and professional fields.
  • 11:1 Student-to-faculty ratio and high student-faculty interaction.
  • Through our innovative PEAK Curriculum, students earn a major and three minors in four years across the four academic peaks. This empowers students to pursue their passions while developing the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary for lifelong success.
  • The First Year Experience creates a sense of community and prepares students for lifelong learning. It includes a community-building retreat in McCall, a first-year theme and book, first-year seminars, and first-year living communities and mentors.
  • Numerous off-campus and study abroad programs are available, including regular trips to London, Paris, China, Australia and Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. 


  • C of I graduates include seven Rhodes Scholars, 14 Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholars, three governors, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an Academy Award-winning composer, four NFL players, the co-discoverer of B12, and the co-founder of Patagonia Outerwear.
  • The College is home to four Carnegie Foundation Idaho Professors of the Year.
  • America’s Top Colleges (No. 1 in Idaho)—Forbes magazine
  • America's Best Value Colleges (No. 5 in the U.S.)—USA Today
  • America’s Best College Values (No. 4 in Pacific Northwest)—Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 
  • America’s Happiest Students (No. 12), Best Health Services (No. 14) and Most Accessible Professors (No. 16)—The Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges
  • Best National Liberal Arts Colleges—U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 1 in Idaho for graduation rate, freshman retention rate, alumni giving percentage and highest percentage of freshmen in the top-10 percent of their high school class— U.S. News & World Report.
  • Cited for having one of nation’s top-10 ski programs by Ski Racing Magazine.

Campus and Southwest Idaho

  • The College of Idaho’s beautiful, residential campus is located in Caldwell, part of Idaho’s vibrant Treasure Valley.
  • Facilities include 15 academic, athletic, student life and support buildings and five residence halls, along with suite-style apartments and dozens of rental houses adjacent to campus.
  • Recent improvements include a multimillion dollar renovation of Boone Science Hall; major upgrades to Simplot Dining Hall; renovation of West Hall: Center for Physician Assistant Studies to house a new master’s program; construction of the multimillion dollar Marty Holly Athletics Center; and major upgrades to Simplot Stadium for the reestablished C of I football program.
  • Our campus is 30 minutes from downtown Boise and its numerous cultural, arts, entertainment, dining and professional sports offerings.
  • Campus is within a short drive of countless world-class outdoor opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and wildlife viewing.