Idaho State University

country rank  317
world rank  919

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University Overview

Established in 1901, Idaho State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Pocatello (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Idaho. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Meridian, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Idaho State University (ISU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Idaho State University (ISU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 119 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym ISU
Founded 1901
Motto Veritas Vos Liberabit
The Truth Shall Set You Free
Colours Black and orange

University Location

Address 921 S 8th Avenue
Pocatello (population range: 50,000-249,999)
83209 Idaho
United States
T +1 (208) 282 2475
F +1 (208) 282 4511
Other locations Meridian, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 921 South 8th Avenue Stop 8270
Pocatello 83209-8270
+1 (208) 282 2475

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Idaho State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association APA
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre NAST
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education NCATE
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ACEND
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education ACOTE
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ACPE
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant ARC-PA
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation CODA
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP
  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession CoAEMSP
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Programs CACREP
  • Council on Education for Public Health CEPH
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology JRCERT
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences NAACLS
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education NCATE
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Association of Technology-Management-and Applied Engineering ATMAE
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education CAHIIM
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation COMTA
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission NLNAC
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care CoARC

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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