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Idaho Schools

In Idaho, academia is a declining field. The trends in Idaho's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Idaho By Profession

488 501 501 461
92 130 226 195
479 497 543 528
506 518 588 595
629 613 643 650
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

The number of faculty at Idaho's 34 colleges and universities grew from 2,194 members to 2,429 between the years 2006 and 2009.

Thus, there has been a 11% increase in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in Idaho

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Idaho is $48,950 per year. This is less than faculty salaries in the rest of the country, which average $57,293 per year. In Idaho, there is a 11% difference in salaries for male and female faculty. Male faculty earn more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Idaho

No data at this time.

Of the 2,581 college faculty in Idaho, 54% are tenured. Another 22% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Idaho by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Idaho Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 2.99% 6.4% 1.64%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Idaho
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Idaho the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 7%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also grown by 7%. This data shows that in Idaho, working full-time in academia is becoming less common.

National Vs. Idaho Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 7.87% -5.19% 7%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Idaho
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Idaho

No data at this time.

In 2009 5% of part-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background. In the same year, 7% of the state's full-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Idaho

No data at this time.

National Vs. Idaho Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 4.74% 14.74% 12.63%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Idaho
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Idaho's minority faculty has seen a 13% increase. National statistics are consistent with this. Nationally, 788,996 higher education faculty were working in 2006. Of these, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background. And in 2009, 855,625 faculty were working around the nation. 151,691 of these were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Idaho by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Idaho by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Idaho Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 1.37% -1.88% -2.08%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Idaho
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in Idaho has decreased over the past few years. And the number of women faculty at colleges and universities around the nation has increased. Between 2006 and 2009, there has been a 9% change.

National Vs. Idaho Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 9.63% 8.58% 11.81%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Idaho
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Idaho Faculty employment by Gender

National Idaho
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 51%
Women 49%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Idaho


Consistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in Idaho, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased in Idaho.

Currently Idaho has 7,658 graduate students and 76,122 undergraduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Idaho

3517 3370 3309 3952 3553
7447 7529 7715 8662 8996
173 142 145 157 303
1741 1552 1583 1542 1581
1353 1377 1335 1646 1980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Idaho


A total of 6,536 students graduated from colleges and universities in Idaho in 2009. Approximately 55% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 11% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Idaho


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Idaho.

Retention rates in Idaho

Returning Students 60%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

It is interesting to note that for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs in Idaho, only 60 students return to school the following year and 54 eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Idaho

Graduation Students 54%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Idaho Students By Gender

National Idaho
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 43%
Women 57%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Idaho, the student population is not very diverse. Of the 83,780 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 57% are female, and 9% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. In the US, as a whole, 58% of the student population is female. And approximately 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority.

National Vs. Idaho Students Minorities

National Idaho
Minorities 29%
Minorities 9%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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  1. Idaho Teaching Schools53,359 Employed
  2. Idaho Business Schools37,490 Employed
  3. Idaho Engineering Schools23,324 Employed
  4. Idaho Management Schools14,246 Employed
  5. Idaho Biology Schools12,120 Employed
  6. Idaho Music Schools11,224 Employed
  7. Idaho Art Schools10,257 Employed
  8. Idaho Liberal Arts Schools9,641 Employed
  9. Idaho Communications Schools9,526 Employed
  10. Idaho Law Schools9,137 Employed
  11. Idaho English Schools8,990 Employed
  12. Idaho Business Administration Schools8,172 Employed
  13. Idaho Design Schools8,152 Employed
  14. Idaho Math Schools7,624 Employed
  15. Idaho Psychology Schools7,384 Employed
  16. Idaho Educational Leadership Schools6,366 Employed
  17. Idaho Accounting Schools6,287 Employed
  18. Idaho Finance Schools6,092 Employed
  19. Idaho Criminal Justice Schools5,981 Employed
  20. Idaho Information Technology Schools5,777 Employed
  21. Idaho Veterinary Schools5,670 Employed
  22. Idaho Counseling Schools5,498 Employed
  23. Idaho Mechanical Engineering Schools4,982 Employed
  24. Idaho Physics Schools4,728 Employed
  25. Idaho Civil Engineering Schools4,702 Employed
  26. Idaho Elementary Education Schools4,682 Employed
  27. Idaho MBA Schools4,656 Employed
  28. Idaho Information Systems Schools4,629 Employed
  29. Idaho Public Health Schools4,568 Employed
  30. Idaho History Schools4,381 Employed
  31. Idaho Chemistry Schools4,381 Employed
  32. Idaho Political Science Schools4,285 Employed
  33. Idaho Nursing Schools4,283 Employed
  34. Idaho Sociology Schools4,043 Employed
  35. Idaho BSN Schools3,950 Employed
  36. Idaho Forensic Nursing Schools3,950 Employed
  37. Idaho RN to BSN Schools3,950 Employed
  38. Idaho Human Resources Schools3,742 Employed
  39. Idaho Marketing Schools3,547 Employed
  40. Idaho Early Childhood Education Schools3,378 Employed
  41. Idaho Drafting Schools3,326 Employed
  42. Idaho Visual Communications Schools3,300 Employed
  43. Idaho Human Services Schools3,217 Employed
  44. Idaho Special Education Schools3,176 Employed
  45. Idaho Computer Science Schools3,166 Employed
  46. Idaho Social Work Schools3,158 Employed
  47. Idaho Computer Networking Schools3,060 Employed
  48. Idaho Speech Therapy Schools2,957 Employed
  49. Idaho Sports Management Schools2,878 Employed
  50. Idaho Forestry Schools2,870 Employed
  51. Idaho Web Design Schools2,817 Employed
  52. Idaho Electrical Engineering Schools2,750 Employed
  53. Idaho Computer Engineering Schools2,683 Employed
  54. Idaho Radiology Technology Schools2,601 Employed
  55. Idaho Business Management Schools2,314 Employed
  56. Idaho Respiratory Therapy Schools2,173 Employed
  57. Idaho Architecture Schools2,056 Employed
  58. Idaho Construction Management Schools2,012 Employed
  59. Idaho Culinary Schools2,010 Employed
  60. Idaho Creative Writing Schools1,977 Employed
  61. Idaho Nutrition Schools1,974 Employed
  62. Idaho Fire Science Schools1,883 Employed
  63. Idaho Property Management Schools1,781 Employed
  64. Idaho Health Information Schools1,777 Employed
  65. Idaho Physical Therapy Schools1,754 Employed
  66. Idaho Biochemistry Schools1,696 Employed
  67. Idaho Graphic Design Schools1,665 Employed
  68. Idaho Public Administration Schools1,664 Employed
  69. Idaho Paralegal Schools1,636 Employed
  70. Idaho Sports Medicine Schools1,605 Employed
  71. Idaho Carpentry Schools1,604 Employed
  72. Idaho Mental Health Schools1,604 Employed
  73. Idaho Healthcare Administration Schools1,602 Employed
  74. Idaho Health Science Schools1,548 Employed
  75. Idaho School Psychology Schools1,546 Employed
  76. Idaho Advertising Schools1,406 Employed
  77. Idaho Public Relations Schools1,406 Employed
  78. Idaho Theology Schools1,401 Employed
  79. Idaho Interior Design Schools1,353 Employed
  80. Idaho Occupational Therapy Schools1,301 Employed
  81. Idaho Dental Hygienist Schools1,271 Employed
  82. Idaho Physician Assistant Schools1,271 Employed
  83. Idaho Computer Programming Schools1,267 Employed
  84. Idaho Journalism Schools1,186 Employed
  85. Idaho Healthcare Management Schools961 Employed
  86. Idaho International Business Schools902 Employed
  87. Idaho Supply Chain Management Schools902 Employed
  88. Idaho Gerontology Schools902 Employed
  89. Idaho Health Information Management Schools902 Employed
  90. Idaho Biomedical Engineering Schools853 Employed
  91. Idaho Physical Therapy Assistant Schools843 Employed
  92. Idaho Clinical Psychology Schools843 Employed
  93. Idaho Surgical Technology Schools790 Employed
  94. Idaho Hotel Management Schools761 Employed
  95. Idaho Animation Schools735 Employed
  96. Idaho Computer Animation Schools735 Employed
  97. Idaho Video Game Design Schools735 Employed
  98. Idaho Fashion Design Schools703 Employed
  99. Idaho Hospitality Schools560 Employed
  100. Idaho Small Business Schools339 Employed
  101. Idaho Medical Billing Schools333 Employed
  102. Idaho X Ray Technician Schools280 Employed
  103. Idaho Sonography Schools280 Employed
  104. Idaho Ultrasound Technology Schools280 Employed
  105. Idaho Christian Counseling Schools174 Employed
  106. Idaho Ministry Schools174 Employed
  107. Idaho Organizational Psychology Schools150 Employed
  108. Idaho Web Development Schools118 Employed

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