Private Options

  1. The College of Idaho
  2. Carrington College
  3. Concordia University
  4. Northwest Nazarene University
  5. Stevens-Henager College
  6. Treasure Valley Community

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's first private liberal arts college. They are a close-knit community of 1,000 scholars, athletes, artists and critical thinkers who aim to push themselves — and each other — to new heights.

PEAK Program

At the College of Idaho, students design their own curriculum in a program called PEAK. They choose one major and three minors to get a deeper experience in more areas - so they graduate ready for anything. At College of Idaho, students have a variety of programs to choose from.


  • 85% Medical School Acceptance Rate for C of I Alumni
  • Number 1 Top 4-year Graduation Rate among Idaho Colleges/Universities
  • Number 12 Happiest Students - as ranked by the Princeton Review
  • Number 2 Top Best Small College in the U.S. - 2017, Best College Review

More Information

For more information, visit The College of Idaho website.

Online Schooling

George Fox University

George Fox University began offering degree programs for adult professionals in the Boise area in 1995. The final on-site Boise MBA cohort graduated in the spring of 2014. Today, the university continues to serve the Treasure Valley through online programs that require limited travel to the Portland area.

Choose from four different accelerated bachelor's degrees in healthcare administration, management and organizational leadership, project management or social and behavioral studies that enable working adults returning to college to finish their degree in as few as 16 months. They also offer seminary programs and a online/hybrid program for Doctor of Business Administration.

Coursera Online

Interested in learning about finance, engineering, healthcare, or computer programming? Coursera is an online learning platform allows you to take classes in virtually any course of study from the best universities in the world; Stanford, Duke, Princeton, Northwestern, and many more. Start anytime and finish on your schedule. Coursera offers degrees and mastertrack certificates.