Higher Education Institutions regularly exchange practices, successes, and challenges, and routinely learn from each other. The College of Idaho has established three groupings of institutions for comparison.
- Peer institutions have been selected as most like The College of Idaho in enrollment (size), curriculum and degrees offered (liberal arts/baccalaureate), and geographic location (suburban/rural).
- Aspirational are similar to peer instituions but recognized as high achieving institutions.
- Regional are similar types of institutions that are located relatively close to The College of Idaho.
The College of Idaho has a unique classification according to the Carnegie Classification. See the Carnegie Classifification website for more information on the The College of Idaho.