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 Boise State University (BSU)
As Idaho’s largest university and its fastest-growing research enterprise, Boise State recently joined a consortium of research universities including; Georgia Tech, Purdue, Rice, Texas A&M and University of Michigan.  Boise state accomplished this through a $5 million foundation-funded effort to create long term, hands-on applied research projects that will ensure undergraduate and graduate students get unprecedented experience tackling real-life problems in real time.

Boise State offers a high quality undergraduate education as well as a supportive graduate school that cultivates the personal and career growth of its students. Within its seven academic colleges and Honors College, Boise State has an array of degree programs that foster:

  • Community Engagement
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Student Success
The new Foundational Studies Program has redefined the core curriculum with an emphasis on essential learning. Boise State guarantees to help incoming freshmen stay on track and meet their four-year graduation goals through its Finish in Four program.

The Boise State Center for Professional Development provides businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations with hands-on, immediately applicable learning opportunities. Our learning experiences are available on campus, on-site, and online.

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For more information, visit the Next Steps webpage for Boise State University.
 University of Idaho (U of I)
As the state’s only land-grant institution, the University of Idaho is responsible for engaging citizens, businesses and institutions throughout the state. The University of Idaho Boise provides access to all University of Idaho resources to southwest Idaho.

University of Idaho Boise is focused on community impact, regional economic development and supporting university growth, as well as having an engaged university campus with a climate of inclusion for employees throughout its regions of responsibility.

The University of Idaho Boise provides southwest Idaho with premier undergraduate and graduate education, as well as professional development for practicing professionals and community education through business incubation and Extension efforts in 4-H.

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For more information, visit the Next Steps webpage for University of Idaho.
 College of Western Idaho (CWI)
The College of Western Idaho (CWI) is a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs to residents of Western Idaho. They offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certificates. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals. Choose from classes offered at a variety of campuses throughout the Treasure Valley or online.

Workforce Development
When it comes to training solutions, they know that one size definitely does not fit all. That’s why CWI is here to partner with your business to design custom training programs that fill skill gaps or create new skill sets in your workforce. Through Workforce Development at CWI, you can receive short-term, credit free, customized training programs that prepare your workforce to make your business successful. Our doors are open regardless of previous educational experience. No applications, no transcripts, no hassle.

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For more information, visit the College of Western Idaho website.
 Idaho State University (ISU)
Idaho State University (ISU), a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses.

At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 250 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.

Areas of Study
Idaho State University faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of:

  • Biological Sciences Pharmacy,
  • Business
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Nuclear Research
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Teaching
  • Technology
More Information
For more information, visit the Next Steps webpage for Idaho State University.