Best Colleges in Idaho by Salary Potential

Before you enroll, find out what kind of salary you can earn with a bachelor's degree from these Idaho colleges with the highest-paid graduates. [Read More]

Of the 11 four-year colleges in Idaho, some of the most well-known are University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University (ISU) and the College of Idaho. Almost every known gem has been found in the Gem State, but the top job types are mostly in healthcare.

The University of Idaho is a college with some of the highest-paid graduates, both at five years after graduation and at 10 years after graduation. It is also the second-smallest school on our list, with just under 10,000 students. The University of Idaho Vandals have enough school spirit, and earning potential, to make up for their relatively small population.

Graduate degrees don't have a huge impact on how much Idaho college graduates get paid. All the Idaho schools on this list only see a slight increase when PayScale includes salary data for alumni who go on to earn graduate degrees.

The biggest college in Idaho is Boise State University (BSU), with more than 27,000 students. Brigham Young University's Idaho campus, located in Rexburg, is the second-largest school, with just under 20,0000 students attending. Idaho State University has the lowest student-to-faculty ratio, at one faculty per 16 students.

Northwest Nazarene University is a small private Christian university in Nampa, Idaho. It may not have the highest paid graduates in Idaho, but it does have a high percentage of students who think their jobs make the world a better place. The school produces a lot of students who go into religious work or social service.

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