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Best Online Colleges in Idaho

By OnlineU Staff | Updated 2/18/2020
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This list highlights the best schools in Idaho for students who want to pursue an online degree. University of Idaho, the highest ranked school, offers an annual tuition rate of $8,304 and graduates reported a median salary of $86,300. Located in Moscow, Idaho, this university offers online programs such as a BA in Psychology, a BS in Communication, and a BA or BS in Organizational Sciences. Those seeking a graduate program can choose from over 30 online master's programs.

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RankSchool Annual Tuition Mid-Career Salary
# 1 #1 University of Idaho $8,304 $86,300
# 2 #2 Idaho State University $7,872 $79,200
# 3 #3 Northwest Nazarene University $9,450 $67,900
# 4 #4 Lewis-Clark State College $6,982 $59,500
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Online Colleges in Idaho Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

#1 University of Idaho

  • Annual Tuition: $8,304
  • Median Salary: $86,300
  • Locations: Moscow
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

The University of Idaho offers many online degrees through its Distance Education program, with new courses offered every semester. The university has online bachelor’s degrees in communication, history, psychology, sociology, and organizational sciences, among others. Online graduate programs include math, education with several concentrations, and engineering. Students can also pursue a doctoral degree in natural resources entirely online. Several professional certificate programs are also offered. Students can apply for acceptance into an online program year-round. Enrolled students have access to various resources to help them succeed, including career services, academic advising, and the university library.

#2 Idaho State University

  • Annual Tuition: $7,872
  • Median Salary: $79,200
  • Locations: Pocatello
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Idaho State University offers several online degrees through its eISU program. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered in the College of Arts and Letters, Business, Education, Science and Engineering, Technology, and Health Sciences. Courses are delivered both synchronously and asynchronously, as well as through web-conferencing software, depending on the class. All courses incorporate the Moodle learning management system for access to coursework and professors. Students can access academic advisors online through a dedicated Central Academic Advising website and also connect directly with advisors over email. The university also offers an online readiness survey to help students assess their preparation for an online education.

#3 Northwest Nazarene University

  • Annual Tuition: $9,450
  • Median Salary: $67,900
  • Locations: Nampa
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Northwest Nazarene University offers a variety of online undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Adult and Graduate Studies. The school offers online bachelor and associate degree programs in the fields of liberal studies, business, Christian studies, and more. Several graduate degrees are offered online in fields including education, ministry, business, and nursing. Students can also pursue a doctoral degree in education completely online. Online students have the opportunity to live on campus to enhance their college experience All programs are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

#4 Lewis-Clark State College

  • Annual Tuition: $6,982
  • Median Salary: $59,500
  • Locations: Lewiston
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Lewis-Clark State College offers several online degree programs for both graduate and undergraduate students. Areas of study include general studies, liberal arts, web design and development, justice studies, early childhood development, and business. Certificate programs are also available in marketing management, professional writing, sport marketing, web design, and early childhood development. Students use the Blackboard learning management system to access their coursework and connect with their professors and peers. The Blackboard Student Orientation feature allows students to get familiar with the platform and offers 24/7 tech support. A full library catalog, as well as math and science tutoring are available to students completely online.


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