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College of Western Idaho is a public institution located in Nampa, Idaho. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of CWI.

2,895 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,400 Avg In-State Tuition

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College of Western Idaho Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CWI.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Drafting & Design Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Precision Production Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Heavy Equipment Maintenance Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Electronics Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CWI has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other Schools College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other College Factual
#1 Best Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Highest Paid Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other Graduates College Factual

Where Is College of Western Idaho?

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Contact details for CWI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: 208-562-3000
Website: https://cwi.edu/

Can I Afford CWI?

$3,400 In-State Tuition
62% Take Out Loans
13.9% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time CWI students paid $189 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $306 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,400 $7,344
Books and Supplies $1,538 $1,538

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CWI, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $3,552 a year. That adds up to $14,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CWI is 13.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

College of Western Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,895 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,200 undergraduate students at CWI, with 2,895 being full-time and 7,305 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,895 full-time undergraduates at CWI, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Western Idaho students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 88
Black or African American 75
Hispanic or Latino 517
White 2,025
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 160

Online Learning at College of Western Idaho

2,303 Took All Classes Online
5,188 Took At Least One Class Online
20.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,188 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CWI has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of CWI

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of Western Idaho was 20.4%. This is the #924 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CWI regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

College of Western Idaho Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 96 19 48 163
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 70 17 32 119
Welding Technology/Welder 49 12 12 73
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 0 17 35 52
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 23 21 0 44
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 20 21 41
Surgical Technology 0 15 18 33
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 17 3 7 27
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 8 18 26
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 25 0 25
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 6 16 24
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other 0 7 15 22
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 19 1 2 22
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 14 14
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 6 8 14
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 8 5 13
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 10 0 10
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 276 195 251 722

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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