University of Idaho

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,182
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,929
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.17%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.4%
9,938 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,791
73.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59.5%
923 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 (108 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (82 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (77 degrees).

In 2020, 2,737 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Idaho. 49.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,978 degrees), 7.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (279 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $6,182, which is $−22,447 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $6,182, which is $−22,447 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,929.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students attending University of Idaho received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,182
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Idaho was $6,182. The cost of tuition at University of Idaho is $−22,447 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$14,929
2020 Value
0.586%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Idaho had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,929. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Idaho grew by 0.586%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,963
Room and Board
$1,130
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Idaho was of $9,963 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,130. The cost of room and board increased by 2.01% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.58% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Idaho received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.56% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
4.17%
2018 Default Rate
86
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Idaho was 4.17%, which represents 86 out of the 2063 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Idaho received 9,938 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 23.1% annual growth. Out of those 9,938 applicants, 7,398 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,791 students enrolled at University of Idaho in 2020, and 98% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Idaho has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
7,398
Accepted Out of 9,938

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Idaho was 74.4% (7,398 admissions from 9,938 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 77.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 23.1%, while admissions grew by 17.9%.

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SAT Scores

98%
Submission Percentage
1,397
Scores Submitted

98% of enrolled first-time students at University of Idaho in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Idaho has a total enrollment of 10,791 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 7,890 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,901. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.4% White, 9.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 1.13% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.436% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Idaho in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (37.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.3%), followed by White Female (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,791 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 7,890 and the part-time enrollment is 2,901. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    8,027
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,035
  3. Two or More Races
    421

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho is 74.4% White, 9.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 1.13% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.436% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 51 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 (1,978 degrees awarded). There were 7.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (279 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Idaho is General Psychology (108 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (82 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (77 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 (211 degrees awarded), Agriculture (184 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (76 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 University of Idaho are Software developers (355,246 people), Other managers (349,239 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (315,977 people), Civil engineers (250,767 people), and Mechanical engineers (181,624 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Agriculture (184 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (76 degrees), Engineering (336 degrees), and Legal (102 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 University of Idaho are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Agriculture (184 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (76 degrees), Engineering (336 degrees), and Legal (102 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 (539,580 people), Computer Systems Design (396,902 people), Construction (305,976 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (205,936 people), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing (142,258 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Agriculture (184 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (76 degrees), Engineering (336 degrees), and Legal (102 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. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 77 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Idaho was General Psychology with 108 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,394
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,343
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,394 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,343).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 96 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho in Mechanical Engineering, which is 13.7 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 91 degrees were awarded to women at University of Idaho in General Psychology, which is 3.79 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from University of Idaho completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Idaho is Female and Asian (88.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.65% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,978 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    279 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Idaho is white (1,978 degrees awarded). There were 7.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (279 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    999 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    979 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Idaho is white female (999 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (979 degrees).

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Operations

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at nearly $287M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.17M (1.11%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Idaho had a total salary expenditure of $422M. University of Idaho employs 159 Professors, 158 Associate professors, and 141 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Idaho are Male Professors (120), Male Associate professors(100), and Male Assistant professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 341 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 254 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 214 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$287M
2020 Endowment
1.84%
decline from 2019

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at about $287M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Idaho declined 1.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.4M 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. $65.9M - Federal
  2. $8.73M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Idaho received $65.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.73M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$194M
2020 Salaries
3.98%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Idaho paid a median of $194M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($422M) and a 3.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.17% growth from 2018 and a 6.26% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.3M
Instructional Salaries
529
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Idaho paid a total of $46.3M to 529 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
159 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
341 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Idaho were Professor with 159 employees; Associate professor with 158 employees; and Associate professor with 141 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 341 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 254 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 214 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Idaho was Male Professor with 120 employees, Male Associate professor with 100 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 84 employees.

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

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