University of Idaho

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,346
3.56% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,997
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.94%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
73.1%
7,087 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
12,072
70.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
54.9%
863 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 (113 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (86 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (67 degrees).

In 2017, 2,666 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Idaho. 48% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,035 degrees), 9.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (216 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $5,346, which is $-21,154 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $5,346, which is $-21,154 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,997.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,346
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Idaho was $5,346. The cost of tuition at University of Idaho is $-21,154 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,997
2017 Value
1.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Idaho had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,997. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Idaho grew by 1.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,186
Room and Board
$1,214
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Idaho was of $9,186 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,214. The cost of room and board increased by 10.3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of Idaho received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 8.96% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.
5.94%
2016 Default Rate
140
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Idaho was 5.94%, which represents 140 out of the 2357 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Idaho received 7,087 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19% annual growth. Out of those 7,087 applicants, 5,180 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.1% acceptance rate.

There were 12,072 students enrolled at University of Idaho in 2017, and 98% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Idaho has an overall enrollment yield of 29.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
5,180
Accepted Out of 7,087

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Idaho was 73.1% (5,180 admissions from 7,087 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 75.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 19%, while admissions grew by 14.7%.

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SAT Scores

98%
Submission Percentage
1,501
Scores Submitted

98% of enrolled first-time students at University of Idaho in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Idaho has a total enrollment of 12,072 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 8,508 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,564. This means that 70.5% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.1% White, 9.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.721% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.298% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Idaho in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (38.3%), followed by White Female (35.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (36.4%), followed by White Female (30.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,072 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 8,508 and the part-time enrollment is 3,564. This means that 70.5% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2017 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 82%. 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
    8,464
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,180
  3. Two or More Races
    424

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho is 70.1% White, 9.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.721% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.298% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 104 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Idaho. The majority of degree recipients at University of Idaho are white (2,035 degrees awarded). There were 9.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (216 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Idaho is General Psychology (113 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (86 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (67 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 (209 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), and Agriculture (117 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 (85,707 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (77,652 people), Other managers (77,071 people), Postsecondary teachers (32,326 people), and Project management specialists (28,405 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (209 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), Agriculture (117 degrees), Human Sciences (106 degrees), and Communication Technologies (26 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (209 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), Agriculture (117 degrees), Human Sciences (106 degrees), and Communication Technologies (26 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 (148,978 people), Elementary & secondary schools (133,933 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (76,226 people), Construction (66,250 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (45,271 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Natural Resources & Conservation (209 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), Agriculture (117 degrees), Human Sciences (106 degrees), and Communication Technologies (26 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. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 86 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Idaho was General Psychology with 113 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,385
  2. 1,281

In 2017, 1,385 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,281).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 93 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho in Mechanical Engineering, which is 13.3 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 89 degrees were awarded to women at University of Idaho in General Psychology, which is 2.54 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 29% of students graduating from University of Idaho completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% 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 Gender

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 (68.1%).

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, 0.695% 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
    2,035 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    216 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Idaho is white (2,035 degrees awarded). There were 9.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (216 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,042 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    993 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Idaho is white male (1,042 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (993 degrees).

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Operations

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at nearly $265M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-30.2k (-0.0114%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Idaho had a total salary expenditure of $404M. University of Idaho employs 185 Assistant professors, 177 Professors, and 167 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Idaho are Male Professors (131), Male Assistant professors(112), and Male Associate professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 341 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 280 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 256 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$265M
2017 Endowment
11.6%
growth from 2016

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at about $265M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Idaho grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.4M 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. $67.1M - Federal
  2. $10.7M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Idaho received $67.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$170M
2017 Salaries
5.76%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Idaho paid a median of $170M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($404M) and a 5.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.53% decline from 2015 and a 3.34% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.6M
Instructional Salaries
593
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Idaho paid a total of $48.6M to 593 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
185 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
341 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Idaho were Assistant professor with 185 employees; Professor with 177 employees; and Professor with 167 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 341 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 280 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 256 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Idaho was Male Professor with 131 employees, Male Assistant professor with 112 employees, and Male Associate professor with 99 employees.

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

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