University of Idaho

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,182
6.99% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,017
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.38%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
77.8%
8,071 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
11,926
70.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.4%
937 Graduates

About

University of Idaho is a higher education institution located in Latah County, ID. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Idaho were General Psychology (122 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (87 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (85 degrees).

In 2019, 2,626 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Idaho. 49.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,919 degrees), 7.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (259 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $6,182, which is $−22,318 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $6,182, which is $−22,318 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,017.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,182
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Idaho was $6,182. The cost of tuition at University of Idaho is $−22,318 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,017
2019 Value
0.292%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Idaho had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,017. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Idaho grew by 0.292%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,767
Room and Board
$1,236
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Idaho was of $9,767 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,236. The cost of room and board increased by 12.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 4.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at University of Idaho received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.59% with respect to 2018, when 63% 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.
5.38%
2017 Default Rate
126
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Idaho was 5.38%, which represents 126 out of the 2342 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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Admissions

University of Idaho received 8,071 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.68% annual growth. Out of those 8,071 applicants, 6,276 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,926 students enrolled at University of Idaho in 2019, and 98% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Idaho has an overall enrollment yield of 23.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,276
Accepted Out of 8,071

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Idaho was 77.8% (6,276 admissions from 8,071 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 77.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.68%, while admissions grew by 2.35%.

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SAT Scores

98%
Submission Percentage
1,448
Scores Submitted

98% of enrolled first-time students at University of Idaho in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Idaho has a total enrollment of 11,926 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 8,446 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,480. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.7% White, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 1.69% Asian, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Idaho in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38%), followed by White Female (37.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (32%), followed by White Female (29.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,926 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 8,446 and the part-time enrollment is 3,480. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 University of Idaho was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Idaho had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,437
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,115
  3. Two or More Races
    371

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho is 70.7% White, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 1.69% Asian, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 864 students (7.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 18 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Idaho. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Idaho is white (1,919 degrees awarded). There were 7.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (259 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Idaho is General Psychology (122 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (87 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (85 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Idaho, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Agriculture (144 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (64 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Architects, except landscape and naval (104,534 people), Other managers (72,507 people), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (31,535 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (25,159 people), and Project management specialists (24,415 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Agriculture (144 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (64 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Legal (96 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Agriculture (144 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (64 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Legal (96 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Architectural, engineering & related services (159,535 people), Construction (73,940 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (62,620 people), Elementary & secondary schools (59,775 people), and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs (35,036 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Agriculture (144 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (64 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Legal (96 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 University of Idaho.
Most Common
  1. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 87 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 85 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Idaho was General Psychology with 122 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,322
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,304
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,322 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,304).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 92 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho in Mechanical Engineering, which is 8.36 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 101 degrees were awarded to women at University of Idaho in General Psychology, which is 3.74 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 30% of students graduating from University of Idaho completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Idaho is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.961% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,919 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    259 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Idaho is white (1,919 degrees awarded). There were 7.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (259 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    965 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    954 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Idaho is white female (965 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (954 degrees).

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Operations

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at nearly $292M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.58M (1.91%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Idaho had a total salary expenditure of $436M. University of Idaho employs 179 Professors, 174 Associate professors, and 167 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Idaho are Male Professors (134), Male Associate professors(107), and Male Assistant professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 376 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 263 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 260 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$292M
2019 Endowment
3.87%
growth from 2018

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at about $292M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Idaho grew 3.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.1M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $66.6M - Federal
  2. $7.56M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Idaho received $66.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.56M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$186M
2019 Salaries
3.17%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Idaho paid a median of $186M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($436M) and a 3.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.26% growth from 2017 and a 5.76% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52M
Instructional Salaries
585
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Idaho paid a total of $52M to 585 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
179 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
376 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Idaho were Professor with 179 employees; Associate professor with 174 employees; and Associate professor with 167 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 376 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 263 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 260 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Idaho was Male Professor with 134 employees, Male Associate professor with 107 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 99 employees.

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

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