C of I reports another enrollment increase

Enrollment is up again at The College of Idaho, weeks after the college announced a last-minute transition back to online learning.

In all, 1,114 undergraduates are attending the Caldwell-based college. This represents the third highest enrollment in the C of I’s history, and the college’s third consecutive fall enrollment increase.

“It reinforces our belief that now, more than ever, students are seeking both academic excellence and a small, close-knit family environment,” Co-President Doug Brigham said in a news release Wednesday.

“Given the uncertainty during these past several months, we are extremely pleased with the results of our recruitment efforts this year,” Vice President of Enrollment Management Brian Bava said.

The fall semester began on Aug. 19, with all classes online and residence halls open for students who choose to live on campus.

Some enrollment thumbnails:

  • More than half of the C of I’s students come from Idaho: 649 all told.
  • C of I attracted students from 23 states.
  • The college continues to attract a large number of international students. The college’s 199 international students represent nearly a fifth of overall enrollment, and come from 93 nations.



Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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