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College of Eastern Idaho Data & Information Overview

22 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
9% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is College of Eastern Idaho Ranked?

#2,076 Best Colleges in Nation
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Highest Ranked Major
#936 Best for the Money in Nation

2023 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 Eastern Idaho was awarded 22 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is vehicle maintenance and repair.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CEI as #2,076 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CEI held the #2,093 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

See all of the rankings for College of Eastern Idaho.

Is It Hard to Get Into CEI?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into College of Eastern Idaho since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about College of Eastern Idaho admissions.

College of Eastern Idaho Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
44% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at CEI it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 Eastern Idaho is 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Eastern Idaho

67% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at College of Eastern Idaho is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at College of Eastern Idaho.

College of Eastern Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

558 Full-Time Undergraduates
21.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,803 undergraduates at CEI with 558 being full-time and 1,245 being part-time.

How Much Does College of Eastern Idaho Cost?

$7,627 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
$25,620 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CEI is $7,627. 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 CEI

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,707 $7,153 $9,145 $9,167 $8,863

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 CEI, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CEI, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $6,405 a year. That adds up to $25,620 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CEI is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do CEI Graduates Make?

$34,547 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CEI make around $34,547 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at College of Eastern Idaho make the most money.

Location of College of Eastern Idaho

Idaho State
558 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
College of Eastern Idaho is a public institution located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Idaho Falls is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for CEI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 S 25Th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404-5788
Phone: 208-535-3000

College of Eastern Idaho Majors

16 Majors With Completions
251 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at College of Eastern Idaho along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CEI

76% Take At Least One Class Online
39% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,377 students took at least one online class at College of Eastern Idaho. This is an increase from the 50 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,377 701
2018-2019 50 50
2017-2018 34 34
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at College of Eastern Idaho.

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.


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