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Top Ranked Idaho Colleges


The Best Colleges in Idaho Ranked for 2018

These are the best four year colleges in Idaho as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Idaho ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading our 2018 ranking as the best college in Idaho is Northwest Nazarene University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Idaho
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Northwest Nazarene University 540 423 783
2 University of Idaho 501 878 818
3 Brigham Young University Idaho 646 1,495 784
4 Boise State University 570 1,140 1,457
5 Boise Bible College 500 1,469 1,436
6 The College of Idaho 1,296 1,341 457
7 Lewis Clark State College 970 1,483 1,470

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2015-2016 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.