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About Idaho State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

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Idaho State University, Idaho, Pocatello, a public institution founded in the year 1901, provides high-quality study and great research opportunities to its students. Idaho State University offers both undergraduate & graduate programs. Idaho State University which was founded in 1901 attracts students and applicants from around the world. Offering more than 250 programs, ISU offers high-quality education and is regarded as the primary institution in health professions. The University is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution. 

Idaho State University is a public institution based on research that nurtures creativity and scholarly endeavors through academic instructions. The University encourages new knowledge, artistic works, and research. Idaho State University offers professions in health, biomedical, and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental science, and energy programs. 

Idaho State University has a total of 12,805 students. 59% full-time students & 41% part-time students.Apart from academics Idaho State University also cultivates professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities.

Idaho State University has an open school policy hence they have few admissions criteria for the applicants and the college admits almost all the applicants as long as the minimum requirements are met. The student to faculty ratio at Idaho State University is 13:1. Idaho State University, the most popular majors are Health Professions, Business, Education, Engineering Technology. On average an Idaho State University alumni after 10 years of graduation earn about $42,300.


Idaho State University has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities regionally. Regional accreditation is a process of quality assurance and institutional improvement.

Located in Pocatello, Idaho, Idaho State University is a public university. Interestingly, Idaho State University has an ethnically diverse student population. At ISU around 72% are white, 13% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 5% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. And, at the university, around 78% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. Stacy Dragila, Dirk Koetter, Jared Allen, and Merril Hoge are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, ISU offers around 696 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Location & Contact


921 S 8th Ave


Email: N/A
Phone: 2082822700
Fax: 2082824511
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Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $50. As a general rule, securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, at Idaho State University, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho 83209, or call (208) 282-2700.

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Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to ISU. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $30,808. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


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Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


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Registered Nursing, Administration,...

135 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

131 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

78 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

78 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

69 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

66 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

53 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

50 Graduates

Biology, General

48 Graduates

Psychology, General

47 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

44 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

42 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

40 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

37 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

37 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

36 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

34 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

33 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

32 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

30 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

30 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

29 Graduates

Environmental Control Technologies/...

28 Graduates


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Criminal Justice and Corrections

27 Graduates

Social Work

27 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

25 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

25 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

24 Graduates

Political Science and Government

24 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

23 Graduates

Civil Engineering

23 Graduates

Cosmetology and Related Personal Gr...

23 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

21 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

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Electrical Engineering Technologies...

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Computer Science

17 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

17 Graduates


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Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

15 Graduates

Civil Engineering Technologies/Tech...

13 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

13 Graduates


13 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

12 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

12 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

12 Graduates


12 Graduates

Somatic Bodywork and Related Therap...

12 Graduates

Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

11 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

11 Graduates

American Sign Language

10 Graduates

Legal Support Services

9 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

8 Graduates


8 Graduates


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Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

8 Graduates

Nuclear Engineering

8 Graduates

International/Global Studies

7 Graduates


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Computer and Information Sciences,...

6 Graduates

Nuclear Engineering Technologies/Te...

6 Graduates


6 Graduates

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement,...

5 Graduates


5 Graduates

Public Health

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Engineering-Related Technologies

2 Graduates

Fire Protection

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates


2 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates

Electrical and Power Transmission I...

1 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

1 Graduates

Homeland Security

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




73% White

5% Unknown

1% Black

12% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$52,464 per year

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The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,357/year.

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Division Sports Nickname

Bengal Tiger

School Colors

orange and black

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Sky Conference

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Cross Country



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Track and Field


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24-Hour Security Patrol


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The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At ISU, $7,454 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 43% male and 57% female students.

After Graduation

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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$92 - 395

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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The financial aid department of Idaho State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,627, whereas the financial aid is $4,276. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,396 as well as institutional aid worth $4,276. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at ISU based on students' financial needs add up to $737,303 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $2,930,297.

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