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College of Idaho breaks enrollment record

2010. 10. 07.

The College of Idaho has set an enrollment record for the third consecutive year according to official tenth-day figures released by the institutional research department. The Caldwell liberal arts college has 1,055 students enrolled for the 2010 school year, up from 1,013 students in 2009 and 944 in 2008.

“I am very proud of our enrollment management team,” said Brian Bava, interim Dean of Enrollment at C of I. “To have the success we have had in these difficult economic times makes me believe our message is being heard – The College of Idaho prepares students better than any small college in the West. Parents and students realize the value of a C of I education and want to be a part of this special community.”

About 70 percent of C of I's current students are from Idaho, but the school is home to students from 32 states overall. C of I also has a strong international population with 92 students from 45 foreign countries. Perhaps most encouraging is how many students are staying enrolled. C of I retained 88.5 percent of its first-time, full-time freshmen from 2009. The College also showed marked improvement in the quality of incoming freshmen in 2010.

“We are of course gratified to have set a record in enrollment, but the even better news is that the academic quality of this year's entering students surpassed last year's by a significant margin,” said C of I President Marv Henberg.

Incoming freshman showed improvement across the board in average high school GPA (3.62), ACT scores (25.2) and SAT scores (1,126.7).

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, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit