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C of I receives 2017 Best Value School Award

The College of Idaho’s dedication to providing students with a top-dollar education at a fair price has received national recognition, with the C of I earning a 2017 Best Value School Award.

The award, which is issued by University Research & Review, recognizes not only affordability, but also the value students receive, including academic quality, program variety and overall student satisfaction.

Out of more than 8,000 post-secondary institutions in America, less than 100 receive the annual award. Schools do not pay to receive the award –instead, they go through a rigorous nomination and review process by a committee of current and former university presidents, provosts, professors and CEOs.

“For 125 years, our mission has been to provide students affordable access to the highest quality education,” C of I President Charlotte Borst said. “We’re honored the award committee has recognized the value we offer to students, and we’re excited to continue this legacy moving forward.”

Click here to check out the C of I profile page on the University Research & Review website.

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit