Private Options

 College of Idaho

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.

 Carrington College
Carrington College can help you get started in a healthcare career. You can work toward your choice of an associate degree or certificate level education in some of today’s fastest growing fields.

At the Boise campus, programs are available in the studies of:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Studies
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Bridge
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing

More Information

For more information on the Boise Carrington College Campus, visit the Carrington College website, or view their informational video tour.
 Concordia University School of Law
For years, Boise remained one of the only state capitals in the United States without a law school. The city contains the majority of Idaho's law firms, attorneys, and judicial institutions, but lacked a law school to match the dynamic environment, and prepare the next generation of legal talent.


In 2007, when this fact came to the attention of several Concordia University board members – all distinguished lawyers, many with connections to Idaho – and university president Charles Schlimpert, they asked the question, "Why not start a law school in Boise?" Thanks to visionary leadership from Founding Dean Cathy Silak, unprecedented hard work and determination from the Dean's Advisory Council, and generous financial support from long-time Boise resident (and Concordia benefactor) George R. White, the Concordia University School of Law welcomed its first class in the fall of 2012.

Today, Concordia University School of Law is proud to be part of a new vision for the Boise Valley. It's a growth in ethics, a growth in educational opportunities, and a strengthening of the civic infrastructure that will help change and improve the community and region we proudly call home.

More Information
For more information on the Concordia University School of Law, visit the 5th and Front webpage.
 Northwest Nazarene University
Degrees & Programs
Northwest Nazarene University, a Christian comprehensive university, offers over 60 areas of study, with a selection of undergraduate degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. Northwest Nazarene offers concurrent credit for high school students, accelerated degree programs and a variety of continuing education programs.

In addition to its 90-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Idaho Falls and in cooperation with programs in 35 countries.

Ranking highly because of its cost-to-quality ratio, among other accolades, NNU has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as "one of the top masters-level universities in the West". In addition NNU is often featured in the Princeton Review's Book The Best Western Colleges.

More Information

For more information about Northwest Nazarene University, visit the Northwest Nazarene University website.
 Stevens-Henager College
Degrees & Programs
Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or move up in your current one, Stevens-Henager College offers a wide array of job-focused degrees for you to choose from. You’ll find courses in healthcare, business, technology, and graphic arts, all taught by experienced professionals.

Online Learning

If online learning works better with your lifestyle, explore programs through their affiliated institution – Independence University.

Stevens-Henager has two locations within the metro, one in Boise, and one in Nampa. The Boise site started as a Stevens-Henager College branch location in 2004. Due to growth and success, the Boise campus expanded and in 2007 completed a five-story, landmark facility that was acclaimed as one of Idaho’s “top-ten” projects.

The building boasts 26,000 square feet at its current location at:

1444 Entertainment Avenue
Boise, ID

Campus amenities include:

  • Centralized student services
  • Eight learning centers
  • Lecture classrooms
  • Seven medical labs
  • Student lounge
  • Two computer labs
In 2010, Stevens-Henager College opened the Nampa satellite campus, which consists of 16,000 square feet of space dedicated to serving students in western Idaho. The Nampa site offers many of the same career-oriented programs and instructional amenities of our parent campus.

More Information
For more information, visit the Stevens-Henager College website.
 Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC)
Location & Amenities
Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) opened in 1962, holding afternoon and evening classes at Ontario High School. Since that simple beginning, TVCC has grown to 14 major buildings, including the Laura Moore Cunningham Science Center, which opened its doors in 2013.

TVCC serves more than 7,500 students annually, providing excellent, affordable educational opportunities in a relaxed, pleasant rural setting on 90 beautifully manicured acres. Main campus amenities include a sports complex where our baseball, softball, tennis, and soccer teams compete, as well as the Four Rivers Cultural Center and museum, which houses our Performing Arts Center.

Caldwell Center
The Caldwell Center is a satellite of TVCC and offers college preparation, college transfer, and professional-technical classes in a beautiful three-story building built in downtown Caldwell, on the banks of Indian Creek. The Caldwell Center offers a broad range of student services including advising, placement testing, registration, financial aid assistance, and career planning. Students also have access to tutorial support and student activities.

Classes may be taken face-to-face, via interactive video conference with the Ontario campus, or on the web. Students may take classes at both the Caldwell Center and the Ontario campus.

With more than 80 programs from which to choose, and hundreds of classes taught by distinguished and dedicated faculty members, Treasure Valley Community College has the academic variety and excellence to match your goals and interests. Pursue your education here as a full-time or part-time student, or earn your degree online. It's all about access to the high-quality education you need and want.

TVCC offers a Distance Education program as a convenient option for all students and is especially helpful for those who have demanding work or life schedules, live beyond commuting distance, or may be homebound.

More Information
For more information, visit the Treasure Valley Community College 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.