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C of I sets new records for enrollment, diversity

The College of Idaho has 1,122 students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year, an increase of just under 6 percent from last year’s enrollment, according to the official tenth-day figures released by the institutional research department. This year’s enrollment is the highest in the history of the Caldwell liberal arts college, topping the previous high of 1,059 students in 2012-2013.

President Marv Henberg noted that the College’s excellent academic program and vibrant campus life is continuing to attract students with strong academic records as demonstrated by their ACT/SAT scores and high school GPA.

“Students come to The College of Idaho because they know we offer an education that will prepare them for success throughout their lives,” Henberg said. “Our PEAK curriculum, which enables students to earn a major and three minors in four years, gives our graduates the versatility and breadth of knowledge that are needed in every career path. Moreover, our professors are nationally recognized for being outstanding teachers.

“It’s gratifying to see students and parents recognize that The College of Idaho is a great investment in their future.”

The College of Idaho continues to enjoy a diverse student body, including a record 21 percent of full-time degree-seeking undergraduates who are domestic students of color.

In addition, 86 international students representing 46 countries are enrolled this year, giving the C of I one of the highest proportions of international students among Northwest colleges.

“Having students of various cultures, nationalities and ethnicities share their experiences is an important part of The College of Idaho community,” Henberg said. “Understanding other peoples and perspectives is crucial in a global economy, and our students are constantly having those interactions on our campus.”

Approximately 77 percent of the College’s students are Idaho residents, and students from 18 other states also are represented on campus.

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