Idaho State University
921 South 8th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83209
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-2475
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Idaho State University was established in 1901 in Pocatello, Idaho. The institution also operates campuses in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls. ISU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university. The institution serves 12,418 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Idaho State University offers 285 certificate programs and degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.

Programs Offered

Idaho State University comprises the College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Science and Engineering, College of Technology, and the Division of Health Sciences. These schools offers several degree programs in areas including: American studies, anthropology, economics, English, mass communications, business administration, marketing, early childhood education, civil engineering, geology, physics, automotive technology, welding, pharmaceutical studies, and counseling education. Idaho State University also offers several online degree programs. Online degree programs are offered in speech pathology, emergency management, communication sciences and disorders, fire services administration, and teacher preparation. ISU also offers five nursing master’s programs online: family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nursing education, clinical nurse leader, and nursing leadership.


Idaho State University has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1918.


Idaho State University requires applications to submit a completed undergraduate application, a high school transcript with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, a math score of at least 18 on the ACT or 490 on the SAT, and an English score of at least 18 on the ACT or 460 on the SAT Critical Reading. ISU prospective students must also submit a $40 application fee. Applicants to the College of Technology must complete a College of Technology Application. Students must submit their application and transcripts by Feb. 15 to be considered for scholarships.


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