Idaho Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Idaho?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Idaho was $5,825 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $606 from the 2015-2016 average of $5,219 and represents a 11.61% annual increase. The list of Idaho public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Idaho and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 7 public colleges and universities in Idaho, the most popular being Boise State University with 13,895 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,259. Lewis Clark State College is the most expensive public school in Idaho with an in-state tuition of $6,618.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Idaho colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Idaho or cheap Idaho colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Idaho Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Boise State University
Boise, 13,895 Students
$5,259 37 64
College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, 1,937 Students
$4,560 - -
Eastern Idaho Technical College
Idaho Falls, 479 Students
$4,096 - -
Idaho State University
Pocatello, 7,445 Students
$5,645 - -
Lewis Clark State College
Lewiston, 2,209 Students
$6,618 - -
North Idaho College
Coeur d'Alene, 2,080 Students
$3,916 - -
University of Idaho
Moscow, 8,436 Students
$5,778 50 70