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College of Western Idaho Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how College of Western Idaho ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is College of Western Idaho Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

College of Western Idaho was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CWI was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CWI?

Acceptance Rate

College of Western Idaho has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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College of Western Idaho Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At College of Western Idaho, the student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of Western Idaho is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Western Idaho

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At College of Western Idaho this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at CWI

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,277 undergraduates at CWI with 2,746 being full-time and 7,531 being part-time.

CWI Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

CWI scored 55.34 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  55.34 out of 100
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How Much Does College of Western Idaho Cost?

The overall average net price of CWI is $5,887. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CWI

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,331 $5,593 $7,189 $9,791 $9,973

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CWI, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CWI, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $4,044 a year. That adds up to $16,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CWI is 15.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do CWI Graduates Make?

Location of College of Western Idaho

College of Western Idaho is a public institution located in Nampa, Idaho. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of CWI.

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Location of College of Western Idaho

Contact details for CWI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: 208-562-3000

College of Western Idaho Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at College of Western Idaho along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CWI

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,728 students took at least one online class at College of Western Idaho. This is an increase from the 3,592 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,728 1,402
2016-2017 3,592 1,113
2015-2016 3,526 1,300
2014-2015 3,280 1,093
2013-2014 3,268 1,130

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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