The College of Idaho has set an enrollment record for the third consecutive year, with 1,144 students enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year according to official tenth-day figured released by the C of I institutional research department. This year’s enrollment is the highest in the history of the Caldwell liberal arts college, topping the previous high of 1,122 set last year.
The College of Idaho’s reputation for academic excellence, the best freshman retention rate in Idaho, the restored C of I football team and a newly launched master’s program in physician assistant studies are among the factors contributing to the College’s steadily growing enrollment, C of I President Marv Henberg said.
“It’s an exciting time to be a student at The College of Idaho, and the growing enrollment reflects that excitement,” Henberg said. “I am proud of the hard work put in by our enrollment management team and the entire C of I community. It takes a village, and the outstanding quality of our faculty and staff plays a huge role in recruiting and retaining Idaho’s brightest students.”
The C of I, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, continues to have the highest incoming freshman GPA among Idaho colleges and universities. The College also has a culturally and geographically diverse student body, with 81 international students representing 46 countries and 23 percent of enrolled students identifying themselves as domestic students of color. That number includes 173 students of Latino heritage, the most in the 123-year history of the College. A total of 25 states are represented on campus, with Idaho students comprising 74 percent of the enrollment.
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 12 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 www.collegeofidaho.edu.