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31 Colleges
4,371 Yearly Graduations
$31,238 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,329 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Idaho ranked #40 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 4,371 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $7,810 per year to get their degree at a college in Idaho, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,706 per year.

About 63% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,582 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Idaho State University

Pocatello, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
671 Yearly Degrees
$7,872 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Idaho State University is 11,766, of which 9,575 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,617 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at ISU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,105 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,482 during the early-career years.

#2

College of Western Idaho

Nampa, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
644 Yearly Degrees
$4,336 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,895 full-time undergraduates at CWI, and 10,200 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 62% of students at CWI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,552 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CWI is $33,809.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
416 Yearly Degrees
$4,416 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 44,481 students at BYU - I in total, 18,832 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at BYU - I is 5.0 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 22% of students at BYU - I take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,943 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,805 during the early-career years.

#4

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
331 Yearly Degrees
$4,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,321 students at College of Southern Idaho in total, 1,840 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,576 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,579 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees

There are 534 full-time undergraduates at Carrington College, Boise, and 534 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 87% of students at Carrington College, Boise take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,885 a year. Carrington College, Boise has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Carrington College, Boise is $35,948.

#6

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
246 Yearly Degrees
$8,060 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Boise State University is 24,069, of which 20,763 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,973 are full-time. It takes the average Boise State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

42% of Boise State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,233 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Boise State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,776 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees

There are 234 full-time undergraduates at Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology, and 270 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,510 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,760 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees

There are 241 full-time undergraduates at Paul Mitchell the School Boise, and 242 students altogether. Paul Mitchell the School Boise has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 89% of students at Paul Mitchell the School Boise take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,963 a year. Paul Mitchell the School Boise has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Paul Mitchell the School Boise with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,072 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

North Idaho College

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$4,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,737 students at NIC in total, 1,790 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at NIC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,148 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,270 during the early-career years.

#10

Lewis - Clark State College

Lewiston, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
142 Yearly Degrees
$6,982 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,161 full-time undergraduates at Lewis - Clark State College, and 3,856 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lewis - Clark State College is 4.6 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

54% of Lewis - Clark State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,282 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lewis - Clark State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,872 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg is 180, which includes 180 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 81% of students at Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,017 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,481 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

College of Eastern Idaho

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$4,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Eastern Idaho is 1,803, which includes 558 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at CEI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,405 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,941 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees

There are 148 students at Paul Mitchell the School Nampa in total, 148 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,412 a year. Paul Mitchell the School Nampa has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Paul Mitchell the School Nampa is $22,072.

#14

Milan Institute-Nampa

Nampa, Idaho
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees

There are 96 students at Milan Institute-Nampa in total, 96 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 60% of students at Milan Institute-Nampa take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,182 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Milan Institute-Nampa is $21,458.

#15

Austin Kade Academy

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees

There are 89 full-time undergraduates at Austin Kade Academy, and 89 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,768 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Austin Kade Academy is $15,090.

#16

Aveda Institute - Twin Falls

Twin Falls, Idaho
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees

There are 76 students at Aveda Institute - Twin Falls in total, 53 are full-time undergraduates. Aveda Institute - Twin Falls has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

79% of Aveda Institute - Twin Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,207 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aveda Institute - Twin Falls is $18,749.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy is 91, which includes 91 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,150 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,091 during the early-career years.

#18

Aveda Institute - Boise

Boise, Idaho
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Aveda Institute - Boise is 49, which includes 28 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at Aveda Institute - Boise take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,270 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,377 during the early-career years.

#19

Boise Barber College

Boise, Idaho
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
54 Yearly Degrees

There are 58 students at Boise Barber College in total, 58 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,460 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Boise Barber College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,486 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

#21

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho
Public Public vs. Private
41 Yearly Degrees
$8,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,791 students at U of I in total, 8,366 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,323 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at U of I take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,681 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from U of I is $39,320.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees

There are 72 full-time undergraduates at Evans Hairstyling College-Rexburg, and 72 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

28% of Evans Hairstyling College-Rexburg students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,697 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Evans Hairstyling College-Rexburg is $12,710.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees

There are 62 full-time undergraduates at Headmasters School of Hair Design, and 62 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,466 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Headmasters School of Hair Design is $11,209.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees

There are 13 students at Mr Leon’s School of Hair Design-Lewiston in total, 13 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,500 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,139 during the early-career years.

#25

The College of Idaho

Caldwell, Idaho
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees
$33,755 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,114 students at The College of Idaho in total, 1,100 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,085 are full-time. It takes the average The College of Idaho undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

71% of The College of Idaho students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,460 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,330 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Idaho Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Cosmetology School of Arts and Science LLC 22
27 College of Massage Therapy 15
28 Elevate Salon Institute - Chubbuck 14
28 Academy di Firenze 14
30 Mr Leon’s School of Hair Design-Moscow 12
31 Paul Mitchell the School Twin Falls 8

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