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About ISU

Founded in 1901, Idaho State University attracts students from around the world. We offer high-quality education in more than 250 programs, and are the state's designated lead institution in health professions. Idaho State is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution.

Idaho State University offers exceptional academics at the heart of an outdoor-lover's paradise. Only a few minutes from campus, you can find world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.


Our traditions, symbols, places, and songs.

Leadership and organizational structure.

Our core themes.

A map for our future.

University-wide policies and procedures.

Facts & Figures

12,157 Students

57% Female • 43% Male

Full-time 58% • Part-time 42%

13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio


Cost information



250 Programs ranging from certificates to Doctorates


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Orange & Black



Veritas vos liberabit / The truth will set you free

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