Idaho State University
Idaho State University was founded in 1901 and now offers more than 250 programs across several campuses. It is a research university with a major focus on health sciences. Students from various health-related professional programs regularly complete their clinical work at the ISU Health Center, which treats over 10,000 students each year. The ISU Career Path Internship (CPI) program also provides paid internships to help students earn professional experience while in school. The university maintains a low student-to-teacher ratio with just 14 students per faculty member.
The ISU College of Nursing offers many options for those interested in nursing. Along with a traditional BSN program, they offer several BSN paths including LPN to BSN and RN to BSN. They even offer an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). ISU is the only university in the state to offer a doctoral degree in nursing and they have two doctoral level programs. All programs, from the ADN to the doctoral programs, are accredited. The graduate programs are accredited through the CCNE while the associate degree program is accredited through the ACEN. These programs combine in-classroom learning and online learning, providing more flexibility to students. The clinical experiences are provided by both state-of-the-art simulation labs and hands-on work at off-campus hospitals and health facilities.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students12,493|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||3|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||9|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
|Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years||6||28|
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
09/01/1918 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
02/26/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
06/11/2015 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$359/credit|
|In State Students||$359/credit|
|Out of State Students||$599/credit|
|In District Students||$447/credit|
|In State Students||$447/credit|
|Out of State Students||$687/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Idaho State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||9%||$648|
|State Grant & Scholarships||12%||$2,949|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||69%||$5,454|
|Federal Student Loans||48%||$5,720|
$12,637Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$14,507|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,428|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,674|
|$75,001 to $110,000$19,358|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Idaho state board of nursing.