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College of Idaho Selected as "Best Value Private College" by Parents and Colleges Website

2010. 04. 30.

CALDWELL – The College of Idaho has been selected as one of America's best colleges for 2010 in the category “Best Value Private Colleges” by Parents and Colleges website, a resource for parents of college-bound students. The College of Idaho was ranked fourth in the nation by the Parents and Colleges advisory board for offering value and excellence relevant to students and their parents alike.

Parents and Colleges provides objective, expert-written advice to help families navigate the college consideration process. Its advisory board, composed of college recruitment and higher education officials from across the country, selected the College of Idaho as one of only ten colleges nationally in the category of “Best Value Private Colleges.”

“The Parents & Colleges Best Colleges award reflects the College of Idaho's status as not only an elite institution of higher education, but also one that comes highly recommended to meet the standards of families in particular,” according to Peter Tomassi, Senior Vice President for Parents & Colleges.

The Parents and Colleges website noted that in a time of tuition inflation, the private colleges in its Top 10 list represent the best value a private education has to offer. “Institutions included on this list offer a diversity of degrees, have affordable tuitions and/or offer generous financial aid, and report the highest SAT or ACT score for this incoming class,” the site noted. More information can be found at

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 ten 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. C of I students graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years with the knowledge and adaptability to climb higher, see farther.

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