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Is U of I a Good School for the Money?

University of Idaho Value Report

What is an U of I degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares U of I with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Idaho, U of I is a Great Quality for a Great Price.

#1 Idaho Value
#1 Idaho Quality

University of Idaho is ranked #1 out of #8 in Idaho for quality and #1 out of #7 for Idaho value.

This makes it a great quality and a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  1 out of 7
Great Value
State Value Score  85.71 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the U of I financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 30% National Quality

University of Idaho is ranked #509 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, University of Idaho is priced well for the kind of quality provided and is thus a good value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  509 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  65.42 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
University of Minnesota - Morris $68,959 A+
Northwestern College $104,757 A+
Carroll College $126,282 A
Niagara University $126,692 A
Florida Southern College $130,188 A-
Linfield University - McMinnville Campus $141,598 B
University of Idaho $143,576 B
Edgewood College $146,234 B-
Baruch College $153,315 C
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus $182,145 D-

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $143,576 for an U of I Degree

On average, a bachelor's degree from U of I will cost you about $143,576. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $31,835 and a typical 4.51 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $31,835
Average Years to Graduate 4.51
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $143,576

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about U of I cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$64,836 In-State With Aid
$164,723 Avg Cost No Aid
4.51 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how U of I value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $164,723 #146 A
All Students $143,576 #509 B
Only Students Receiving Aid $131,151 #530 B-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $98,408 #1 A
All Students $77,256 #1 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $64,836 #1 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Idaho.

About 95% of U of I students receive financial aid. Get more details on what U of I financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average U of I cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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