Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID 83209
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students12,493
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Bachelor's degree 23 81
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
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

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$359/credit
In State Students$359/credit
Out of State Students$599/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$447/credit
In State Students$447/credit
Out of State Students$687/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $16,155 $16,155 $26,955
ADN 70 $25,130 $25,130 $41,930
BSN 125 $44,875 $44,875 $74,875
FNP 50 $22,350 $22,350 $34,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 43% $4,211
Other Federal Grant 9% $648
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $2,949
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 69% $5,454
Federal Student Loans 48% $5,720
Private Loans 3% $8,690


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$19,592

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Idaho state board of nursing.
Idaho State University
921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209

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