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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Idaho

4 Colleges
838 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,251 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in IdahoLiberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities is one of the most popular subjects to study in Idaho. With 838 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Idaho ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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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 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Idaho

Check out the liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Idaho

Brigham Young University - Idaho landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. BYU - I also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Idaho rankings.

It takes the average student at BYU - I about 5.0 years to graduate, and the yearly average 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. 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 comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Lewis - Clark State College is a small public school located in the city of Lewiston. Lewis - Clark State College also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Idaho list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Lewis - Clark State College to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,681. This means that the average student pays around $99,343 to get a bachelor’s degree from Lewis - Clark State College. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Located in the town of Moscow, Idaho is a public school with a fairly large student population. Idaho did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Idaho list.

The average student at Idaho graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,080. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Idaho is about $131,151. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Idaho State University. ISU is a large public school located in the small city of Pocatello. ISU also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Idaho rankings.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at ISU to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,847. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ISU be around $126,986. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 267
Utah 323
Montana 94
Wyoming 11

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 838

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 414
English Language & Literature 279
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 119
Philosophy & Religious Studies 40
Theology & Religious Vocations 23

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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 Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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