University of Idaho

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,182
2022 Average Net Price
$14,954
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.25%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
13,393 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,507
73.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.1%
996 Graduates

About

University of Idaho is a higher education institution located in Latah County, ID. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at University of Idaho were Law (174 degrees awarded), Athletic Trainer (12 degrees), and General Education (2 degrees).

In 2022, 2,661 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Idaho. 51.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,999 degrees), 9.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $6,182, which is $−23,968 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Idaho is $6,182, which is $−23,968 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,954.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending University of Idaho received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,182
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Idaho was $6,182. The cost of tuition at University of Idaho is $−23,968 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,954
2022 Value
3.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Idaho had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,954. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Idaho grew by 3.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,237
Room and Board
$1,232
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Idaho was of $10,237 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.39% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,232. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at University of Idaho received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.19% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.25%
2019 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Idaho was 1.25%, which represents 26 out of the 2078 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Idaho received 13,393 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 36.5% annual growth. Out of those 13,393 applicants, 9,891 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 11,507 students enrolled at University of Idaho in 2022. 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Idaho has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,891
Accepted Out of 13,393

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Idaho was 73.9% (9,891 admissions from 13,393 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 36.5%, while admissions grew by 23.8%..

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,261
Scores Submitted (2022)

65% of enrolled first-time students at University of Idaho in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Idaho had a total enrollment of 11,507 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 8,409 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,098. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73% White, 9.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.965% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.226% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Idaho in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (37%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (28%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Idaho in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,507 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Idaho is 8,409 and the part-time enrollment is 3,098. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at University of Idaho are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Idaho was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Idaho had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,404 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,102 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    475 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Idaho is 73% White, 9.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.965% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.226% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 412 students (3.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 103 more women than men received degrees from University of Idaho. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Idaho is white (1,999 degrees awarded). There were 9.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at University of Idaho is Law (174 degrees awarded), followed by Athletic Trainer (12 degrees) and General Education (2 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Idaho, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (174 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), and Engineering (284 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Other managers (520,693 people), Software developers (515,878 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (358,567 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (354,745 people), and Civil engineers (284,906 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho in 2022 are Legal (174 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), Engineering (284 degrees), Math & Statistics (54 degrees), and Social Sciences (205 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Legal (174 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), Engineering (284 degrees), Math & Statistics (54 degrees), and Social Sciences (205 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Computer Systems Design (646,957 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (463,015 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,260 people), Elementary & secondary schools (406,683 people), and Construction (358,907 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Idaho are Legal (174 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), Engineering (284 degrees), Math & Statistics (54 degrees), and Social Sciences (205 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Idaho.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 134 degrees awarded
  2. 90 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Idaho was General Psychology with 134 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,279
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,382
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,279 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho, which is 0.925 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,382).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 93 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho in Law, which is 1.15 times more than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded to men at University of Idaho in General Psychology, which is 3.2 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from University of Idaho completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Idaho is Female and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.41% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,999 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Idaho is white (1,999 degrees awarded). There were 9.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

1.35% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,069 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    930 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Idaho is white female (1,069 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (930 degrees).

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Operations

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at nearly $373M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.19%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Idaho had a total salary expenditure of 437M. University of Idaho employs 170 Professors, 157 Associate professors and 117 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Idaho are Male Professor (122), Male Associate professor (102), and Male Assistant professor (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 348 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 240 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 228 employees.

Endowment

$373M
2022 Endowment
0.252%
decline from 2021

University of Idaho has an endowment valued at about $373M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Idaho declined 0.252% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $0 approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$180M
2022 Salaries
3.66%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Idaho paid a median of $180M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($437M) and a 3.66% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$47.5M
Instructional Salaries
510
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Idaho paid a total of $47.5M to 510 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
170 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
348 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Idaho were Professor with 170 employees, Associate professor with 157 employees, and Assistant professor with 117 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Idaho were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 348 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 240 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 228 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Idaho was Male Professor with 122 employees, Male Associate professor with 102 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 67 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Idaho.

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