Idaho is home to more than 25 colleges and universities and if you attend school in the Gem State, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle and long list of state parks and ski hills. The state capital Boise is the biggest metropolitan area in the state and host to Boise State University a popular school for part time commuter students. But you’ll also find reputable Idaho colleges in smaller urban areas, too. The College of Southern Idaho is in Twin Falls, 2-year school North Idaho College is in the tourist hub of Coeur d’Alene, Northwest Nazarene University is in Nampa and Idaho State University is in Potacello. Both the University of Idaho, Moscow and liberal art school College of Idaho, Caldwell are well-known and ranked nationally among colleges in the western US. Because of the strong Christian population in the state, most of the private colleges in Idaho are religiously affiliated with the Christian church.
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Idaho College and Degree Offerings
Even though the state’s population, and thus selection of schools is small, Idaho colleges still offer programs for every type of student. Bachelors degree students can attend the only 4-year public college in the state Lewis - Clark State College, or choose from one of the many 4-year universities. If you’re going for your masters degree, consider Boise State University—not only is it the biggest post secondary education school in the state, but also US News & World Report named it one of the top 100 Master Universities in the Western United States. For 2-year career training degrees and a wide range of certificate program options, consider one of the many community colleges or career colleges in Idaho such as Eastern Idaho Technical College.
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Idaho Career Opportunities
Idaho is one of the fastest growing states in the country and with population growth, comes an increase in career opportunities. You can sign up to protect and serve the communities as they increase in size with a degree in Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement, Corrections or Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Expanding communities will need more schools and teachers as well. So students looking to make a difference in the education system will also find ample opportunities with degrees in Early Childhood Education or Education and Teaching. Health & Medical Services careers are growing at a rapid pace in Idaho with an especially favorable outlook for pharmacists and home health aides. Consider career college programs in Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, Medical Insurance/Biller, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert, Dipl, AAS) and Surgical Technologist to take advantage of this thriving field.