Idaho State University: Ranking & Review

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Top 4%

Idaho State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)12,4935,4827,011

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
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
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 Programs160336159132787
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services47154108309
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities10327130
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields9824122
Social Sciences6614181
Biological and Biomedical Sciences679278
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians6666
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services74047
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs44347
Physical Sciences3299243
Precision Production4242
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service30535
English Language and Literature & Letters232328
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2727
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics72027
Visual and Performing Arts24226
Personal and Culinary Services2323
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences2121
Legal Professions and Studies729
Mathematics and Statistics32117
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies66
Natural Resources and Conservation235
Philosophy and Religious Studies55
Construction Trades11
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesISU
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

Address921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population58,000
Fax+1 (208) 282 4511

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