College of Western Idaho (CWI) is located in the Treasure Valley—the state’s cultural and economic hub—which is recognized nationally as a great place to live, work, and get an education. CWI is the largest community college in Idaho and provides students an abundance of opportunities for learning. Whether taking classes at the Boise or Nampa campus or online, CWI offers an affordable education with low cost per credit and access to scholarships and financial aid. With a full range of two-year degrees and career-technical certificates that fully transfer to a university or directly into the workforce, the quality of education at CWI rivals any college or university.

Type of School: Public 2 Year College/University
Degree Offered: Associates

Costs and Fees 2019 - 2020

Tuition Fee *


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Course Overload Fee **


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* Cost estimates are based on a full year, 15-credit (or full time) schedule for Idaho in-state/in-district students.

** All credits cost $139/hour

This cost estimate does not provide a complete accounting of all costs of attendance. To learn more about costs of attendance for College of Western Idaho, use their net price calculator.

Facts & Stats

  • Affordability – At $139/Credit CWI is nearly half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college.
  • 12 NEW Degree Programs – A variety of Academic Transfer and Career-Technical programs available.
  • Locations in Boise, Nampa, and Online – Flexible schedules with classes offered evening/weekend and fully online degrees.
  • $1,000 CWI Scholarship Opportunity (Advanced Learner Achievement Award) – Eligible to dual credit students upon graduation.
  • Monthly Financial Aid Nights – Find help in completing your FAFSA, visit collegeofU.com/fanight.
  • Credits Transfer – Easily transfer your dual credits to CWI then go on to a university or start your career.


Ada County Campus

Lynx Building
Blackeagle Center
9300 Overland Rd.
Boise, ID 83709

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 3010
MS 1000
Nampa, ID 83653


CWI Nampa Campus

Micron Education Center
5725 E. Franklin Road
Nampa, ID 83687