These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Idaho For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Idaho has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in ID, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Idaho.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Idaho:

  1. The College of Idaho
  2. Northwest Nazarene University
  3. University of Idaho
  4. Boise State University
  5. Lewis-Clark State College
  6. Idaho State University
  7. Stevens-Henager College
  8. Stevens-Henager College
  9. Brigham Young University-Idaho

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Idaho has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Idaho For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 9 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Idaho that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, The College of Idaho, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Idaho.’

1. The College of Idaho

The College of Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Caldwell
Employed: 90.61%

2. Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Nampa
Employed: 88.87%

3. University of Idaho

University of Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Moscow
Employed: 88.63%

4. Boise State University

Boise State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Boise
Employed: 85.44%

5. Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lewiston
Employed: 84.53%

6. Idaho State University

Idaho State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Pocatello
Employed: 82.25%

7. Stevens-Henager College

Stevens-Henager College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Idaho Falls
Employed: 81.07%

8. Stevens-Henager College

Stevens-Henager College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Boise
Employed: 78.62%

9. Brigham Young University-Idaho

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Rexburg
Employed: 69.01%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Idaho

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Idaho, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Idaho by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Idaho

Rank College Employed
1 The College of Idaho 90.61%
2 Northwest Nazarene University 88.87%
3 University of Idaho 88.63%
4 Boise State University 85.44%
5 Lewis-Clark State College 84.53%
6 Idaho State University 82.25%
7 Stevens-Henager College 81.07%
8 Stevens-Henager College 78.62%
9 Brigham Young University-Idaho 69.01%
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