C of I ranked No. 8 in the nation for value

The College of Idaho is the No. 8 school in the nation for its combination of academic quality and economic value, according to the website College Factual. The C of I earned “A” grades in the “Value for Your Money” category, ranking No. 8 nationally, No. 2 in the Rocky Mountain Region and No. 1 in Idaho.

College Factual uses customizable, outcome-based tools and rankings to guide students through the college selection process. The site ranked The College of Idaho’s quality and value based upon the cost of obtaining an undergraduate degree, average student loan debt, student retention and graduation rates, and graduates’ starting salaries and earning potential.

Click here to view the C of I profile on College Factual.

The College Factual ranking is the latest on a long list of national recognitions for the C of I this summer. The College also was named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Top Colleges,” landing at No. 195 nationally (No. 1 in Idaho). In addition, the College made The Princeton Review’s The Best 380 Colleges publication, MONEY magazine’s list of “Best Colleges and the 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. 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. For more information, visit