College of Western Idaho

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,400
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,961
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
10,580
27.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
20.6%
150 Graduates

About

College of Western Idaho is a higher education institution located in Canyon County, ID. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Western Idaho were .

In 2019, 1,800 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Western Idaho. 44.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,304 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (261 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Western Idaho is $2,400, which is $−5,424 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Western Idaho is $2,400, which is $−5,424 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,961.

In 2019, 32% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of Western Idaho was $2,400. The cost of tuition at College of Western Idaho is $−5,424 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$5,961
2019 Value
22.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of Western Idaho had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,961. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of Western Idaho grew by 22.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,544
Room and Board
$624
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Western Idaho was of $5,544 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $624. The cost of room and board increased by 0.873% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

32% of undergraduate students at College of Western Idaho received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 31.9% with respect to 2018, when 47% 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.
13.9%
2017 Default Rate
313
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of Western Idaho was 13.9%, which represents 313 out of the 2244 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 has a total enrollment of 10,580 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Western Idaho is 2,951 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,629. This means that 27.9% 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 67.8% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.69% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 1.91% Black or African American, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.312% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of Western Idaho in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Western Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,580 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Western Idaho is 2,951 and the part-time enrollment is 7,629. This means that 27.9% of students enrolled at College of Western Idaho are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), College of Western Idaho had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,172
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,931
  3. Two or More Races
    285

The enrolled student population at College of Western Idaho is 67.8% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.69% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 1.91% Black or African American, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.312% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 541 students (5.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 200 fewer 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 (1,304 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (261 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Western Idaho is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Precision Production (185 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (306 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (93 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Software developers (545,791 people), Other managers (173,618 people), Police officers (141,376 people), Computer & information systems managers (115,137 people), and Computer occupations, all other (108,438 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Precision Production (185 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (306 degrees), Engineering Technologies (93 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (174 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (414 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Precision Production (185 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (306 degrees), Engineering Technologies (93 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (174 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (414 degrees).

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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 Computer Systems Design (582,318 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,813 people), Elementary & secondary schools (208,114 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (132,265 people), and Insurance carriers (108,462 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Western Idaho are Precision Production (185 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (306 degrees), Engineering Technologies (93 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (174 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (414 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Western Idaho was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,000
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
800
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,000 degrees were awarded to men at College of Western Idaho, which is 1.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (800).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 164 degrees were awarded to men at College of Western Idaho in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 41 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 144 degrees were awarded to women at College of Western Idaho in General Studies, which is 2.06 times more than the 70 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% 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, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Western Idaho is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.667% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,304 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    261 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Western Idaho is white (1,304 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (261 degrees).

4.06% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    729 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    575 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of Western Idaho is white male (729 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (575 degrees).

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Operations

College of Western Idaho has an endowment valued at nearly $1.54M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.63M (106%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, College of Western Idaho had a total salary expenditure of $64.5M. College of Western Idaho employs 66 Instructors, 48 Assistant professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at College of Western Idaho are Male Instructors (43), Male Assistant professors(28), and Female Instructors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Western Idaho are: Management, with 70 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 65 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.54M
2019 Endowment
24.8%
growth from 2018

College of Western Idaho has an endowment valued at about $1.54M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Western Idaho grew 24.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.76M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at College of Western Idaho (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.32M - Federal
  2. $1.04M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, College of Western Idaho received $1.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.9M
2019 Salaries
8.14%
growth from 2018

In 2019, College of Western Idaho paid a median of $28.9M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($64.5M) and a 8.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.45% growth from 2017 and a 8.4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.59M
Instructional Salaries
156
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of Western Idaho paid a total of $8.59M to 156 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Western Idaho were Instructor with 66 employees; Assistant professor with 48 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Western Idaho were Management with 70 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Western Idaho was Male Instructor with 43 employees, Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Female Instructor with 23 employees.

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

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