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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Idaho

6 Colleges
813 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,156 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in IdahoIn 2018-2019, education students earned 813 bachelor's degrees from an Idaho school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.9% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Idaho ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on education schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Idaho

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Education Schools in Idaho

Brigham Young University - Idaho earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. BYU - I not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Idaho list.

The average student at BYU - I graduates in less than 5.0 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $6,396. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the BYU - I is $31,724. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Our rankings recognize University of Idaho as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Moscow, Idaho is a public college with a fairly large student population. Idaho also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Idaho rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Idaho is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,080. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Idaho is $131,151. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Northwest Nazarene University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. NNU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Nampa. NNU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Idaho list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at NNU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,167. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from NNU is $105,610. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Lewis - Clark State College landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Lewis - Clark State College is a small public school located in the small city of Lewiston. Lewis - Clark State College also made our Best Colleges for Education in Idaho list, coming in at #6.

It takes the average student at Lewis - Clark State College about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,681. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Lewis - Clark State College is $99,343. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Boise State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Boise, Boise State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Boise State also made our Best Colleges for Education in Idaho list, coming in at #2.

At Boise State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,767. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Boise State is $139,607. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

Idaho State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. ISU is a large public school located in the small city of Pocatello. ISU also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Idaho rankings.

It takes the average student at ISU about 4.7 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,847. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ISU be around $126,986. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Education Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 732
Utah 4,534
Montana 521
Wyoming 182

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 462
Teacher Education Subject Specific 308
Special Education 34
Multilingual Education 9

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Journalism 622
Psychology 569
Social Sciences 515
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 496
History 112

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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