Idaho State University: Ranking & Review

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Pocatello Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 213 617
Top 4%

Idaho State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

5,916 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,594 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Idaho State University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Idaho State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $21,111 $35,887
Off-campus $22,367 $37,143
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $7,024 and other expenses per full academic year.

Idaho State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,203 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,425 $20,201
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,741 $1,741
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $359 $599
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,187 $21,963
Fees for full-time graduates $1,741 $1,741
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $447 $687

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 160 336 159 132 787
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 47 154 108 309
Education 114 45 8 167
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 103 27 130
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 98 24 122
Engineering 93 18 4 115
Social Sciences 66 14 1 81
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 67 9 2 78
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 66 66
Psychology 46 6 7 59
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7 40 47
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 44 3 47
Physical Sciences 3 29 9 2 43
Precision Production 42 42
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 30 5 35
English Language and Literature & Letters 23 2 3 28
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 27 27
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7 20 27
Visual and Performing Arts 24 2 26
Personal and Culinary Services 23 23
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 21 21
History 12 3 15
Legal Professions and Studies 7 2 9
Mathematics and Statistics 3 2 1 1 7
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 6 6
Natural Resources and Conservation 2 3 5
Philosophy and Religious Studies 5 5
Construction Trades 1 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Grand Total6181,1683821602,328

A total of 1,786 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Idaho State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 542 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate30%30%31%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 39%

General info

Alternative namesISU
Founded1901
MottoVeritas Vos Liberabit
The Truth Shall Set You Free
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementIdaho State University is a public research-based institution that advances scholarly and creative endeavors through academic instruction, and the creation of new knowledge, research, and artistic works. Idaho State University provides leadership in the health professions, biomedical, and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as serving the region and the nation through its environmental science and energy programs. The University provides access to its regional and rural communities through delivery of preeminent technical, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and interdisciplinary education. The University fosters a culture of diversity, and engages and impacts its communities through partnerships and services.
Colorsblack, orange
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,741
Instructional FTE635
Research FTE7
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteisu.edu
Address921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone2082822700
Fax+1 (208) 282 4511

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