College of Western Idaho

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,400
2022 Average Net Price
$9,852
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.9%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
9,920
23.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.6%
256 Graduates

About

College of Western Idaho is a higher education institution located in Canyon County, ID. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at College of Western Idaho were General Studies (1,025 degrees awarded), Automobile Mechanics Technology (47 degrees), and Medical Assistant (35 degrees).

In 2022, 2,595 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Western Idaho. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,885 degrees), 4.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (397 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Western Idaho is $2,400, which is $−5,712 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of Western Idaho is $2,400, which is $−5,712 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,852.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending College of Western Idaho received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of Western Idaho was $2,400. The cost of tuition at College of Western Idaho is $−5,712 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,852
2022 Value
11.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of Western Idaho had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,852. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of Western Idaho grew by 11.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,688
Room and Board
$1,548
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Western Idaho was of $6,688 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.89% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,548. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.65% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at College of Western Idaho received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.9% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.9%
2019 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of Western Idaho was 1.9%, which represents 34 out of the 1794 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

College of Western Idaho had a total enrollment of 9,920 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of Western Idaho is 2,287 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,633. This means that 23.1% of students enrolled at College of Western Idaho are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Western Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.1% White, 18.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Two or More Races, 1.96% Black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.817% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.282% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of Western Idaho in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.5%), followed by White Female (31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Western Idaho in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,920 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Western Idaho is 2,287 and the part-time enrollment is 7,633. This means that 23.1% of students enrolled at College of Western Idaho are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of Western Idaho was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of Western Idaho had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,757 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,810 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    292 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of Western Idaho is 68.1% White, 18.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Two or More Races, 1.96% Black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.817% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.282% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 498 students (5.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 275 more women than men received degrees from College of Western Idaho. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Western Idaho is white (1,885 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (397 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at College of Western Idaho is General Studies (1,025 degrees awarded), followed by Automobile Mechanics Technology (47 degrees) and Medical Assistant (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Western Idaho, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (147 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (250 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Elementary & middle school teachers (94,134 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (54,897 people), Postsecondary teachers (53,561 people), Other managers (53,247 people), and Secondary school teachers (42,323 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho in 2022 are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (147 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (250 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,163 degrees), and Applied Sciences (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (147 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (250 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,163 degrees), and Applied Sciences (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Elementary & secondary schools (200,625 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (106,529 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (58,558 people), Legal services (46,559 people), and Computer Systems Design (46,283 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (147 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (250 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,163 degrees), and Applied Sciences (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of Western Idaho.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 831 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at College of Western Idaho was General Studies with 831 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,160
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,435
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,160 degrees were awarded to men at College of Western Idaho, which is 0.808 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,435).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 344 degrees were awarded to men at College of Western Idaho in General Studies, which is 0.505 times less than the 681 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 681 degrees were awarded to men at College of Western Idaho in General Studies, which is 1.98 times more than the 344 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from College of Western Idaho completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of Western Idaho is Male and Asian (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.34% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,885 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    397 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Western Idaho is white (1,885 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (397 degrees).

2.81% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,025 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    860 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Western Idaho is white female (1,025 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (860 degrees).

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Operations

College of Western Idaho has an endowment valued at nearly $2.32M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−63.3%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, College of Western Idaho had a total salary expenditure of 86.8M. College of Western Idaho employs 78 Instructors, 42 Assistant professors and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at College of Western Idaho are Male Instructor (43), Female Instructor (35), and Male Assistant professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Western Idaho are: Management, with 83 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 66 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees.

Endowment

$2.32M
2022 Endowment
13.8%
decline from 2021

College of Western Idaho has an endowment valued at about $2.32M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Western Idaho declined 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.89M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$34M
2022 Salaries
5.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of Western Idaho paid a median of $34M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($86.8M) and a 5.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.66M
Instructional Salaries
165
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of Western Idaho paid a total of $9.66M to 165 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
78 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
83 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Western Idaho were Instructor with 78 employees, Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Western Idaho were Management with 83 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 66 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Western Idaho was Male Instructor with 43 employees, Female Instructor with 35 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Western Idaho.

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