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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Idaho

4 Colleges
782 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,023 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in IdahoOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 5th in Idaho. In fact, 782 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Idaho ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The engineering school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Engineering Schools.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Idaho

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

Best Value Engineering Schools in Idaho

Brigham Young University - Idaho comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. BYU - I did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Idaho list.

It takes the average student at BYU - I about 5.0 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $6,396. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU - I is about $31,724. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Moscow, Idaho is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Idaho, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Idaho ranking.

At Idaho, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,080. This means that the average student pays around $131,151 to get a bachelor’s degree from Idaho. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

Idaho State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. ISU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Pocatello. ISU also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Idaho list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at ISU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,847. This means that the average student pays around $126,986 to get a bachelor’s degree from ISU. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Boise State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the midsize city of Boise, Boise State is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Boise State has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Idaho ranking.

At Boise State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,767. This means that the average student pays around $139,607 to get a bachelor’s degree from Boise State. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 3,076
Utah 1,402
Montana 802
Wyoming 308

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 359
Electrical Engineering 188
Civil Engineering 137
General Engineering 21
Computer Engineering 19

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 759
Computer & Information Sciences 464
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 267
Natural Resources & Conservation 172
Physical Sciences 163

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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