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College of Idaho ranked No. 19 in nation for value

The College of Idaho has been ranked the No. 19 best college value in the nation for its combination of strong academic quality and economic value for students by College Factual.

The ranking by College Factual, a new site that uses customizable, outcome-based tools and rankings to guide students through the college selection process, reflects The College of Idaho’s quality and value based upon the cost of obtaining an undergraduate degree. A number of outcomes-based factors are used to determine the ranking, including average student loan debt, student retention and graduation rates, and graduates’ starting salaries and earning potential.

The College of Idaho is one of only two liberal arts colleges in the West – and the only Idaho institution of higher education – to be ranked in the top 20 of College Factual’s “Best Colleges for the Money” list.

More information about The College of Idaho on College Factual is available at

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit