Is it still worth it to go to college? Students, parents, and economists have been asking the question more and more, especially as tuition prices go up.
There's not one answer that's right for everyone, but it might be helpful to know that according to a study conducted by Georgetown University, 99 percent of new jobs created after the Great Recession have gone to people with at least some college education.
So if you're from Idaho and looking to take advantage of in-state tuition at a public school, or considering one of the private colleges or public universities (whether from in or out-of-state) this ranking will be helpful in clarifying the options available to you in the state. While Idaho might be known by many for potatoes and outdoor adventure, it also offers high-quality educational opportunities.
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What are the best colleges in Idaho?
This ranking isn't meant as the be-all, end-all of your college search process. You should also research the schools yourself, and if you have the chance, visit them to get a feel for what it's like to be on campus. But if you're curious about how each school stacks up based on the data, that's what this list is for. Using three criteria (institutional excellence, return on tuition investment, and student satisfaction) we aggregated data from IPEDS, U.S. News & World Report, Payscale, and various sites students use to rank their own experience.
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