C of I named one of America's top college values

The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best College Values by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The annual report features 300 schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The C of I was included because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value. Click here to read Kiplinger’s full 2015 list.  

The College of Idaho is the only Idaho school recognized by Kiplinger’s. The C of I ranks No. 4 in the Pacific Northwest and No. 93 nationally amongst liberal arts colleges. Only four liberal arts schools in the top 100 had a lower annual cost of attendance than the C of I.

According to the most recent Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Report, the C of I ranks No. 1 in Idaho for four-year graduation rate, six-year graduation rate, incoming student GPA and Latino student percentage—prime indicators of academic quality and accessibility. The C of I also has Idaho’s lowest percentage of students with debt, according to IPEDS, and scores favorably in Kiplinger’s measures of student aid and affordability.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars and 14 Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. 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—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit