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More students than ever before are turning to online education for college degrees and certificates. Working professionals can earn a degree without having to give up their jobs, and parents can pursue a college education without having to leave their homes. In addition, distance learning provides students with all the academic benefits of a traditional college experience. Transcripts and diplomas usually do not distinguish between online and on-campus courses, and online programs follow the same curricula as in-person programs. Distance learners also save money on room, board, and other campus fees.

Although Idahoans can take distance learning courses at any online school in the U.S., enrolling at a university or college close to home allows students to visit campus, access on–site student services, and participate in college community events. There aren’t as many online schools in Idaho as in larger states, but there are still many distance learning options. Due to the religious landscape of the state, there are several Christian online colleges in Idaho. In addition to scripture–based education, students at these schools can obtain online degrees in subjects like marriage and family studies, Christian ministry, spiritual leadership, and theology.

Four Reasons to Find an Online College in Your State

  1. Guaranteed in–state tuition saves you money
  2. Be a part of a university or college you know and love
  3. Get a degree from a school that employers know and trust
  4. Be close enough to easily visit when desired

Ranking Guidelines for the Best Online Colleges in Idaho

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We selected the online colleges and universities here based on the quality of their programs, types of courses and degrees offered, faculty strengths, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation, including a strong reputation for online degree programs.

Note: In ranking the best online colleges in Idaho, giving attention to the variety of degree programs available at the institutions is of utmost importance. For this reason, a more prestigious school in Idaho may offer one, or a few online degrees, but that may not be enough for that school rank highly among the best online colleges in the state. In this ranking, we are dedicated to showing who’s leading the way in delivering quality online degree programs in Idaho.

The Best Online Colleges in Idaho

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University of Idaho
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Lewis-Clark State College 

Lewiston, ID

About this school

Renowned for its education, criminal justice, nursing and technical programs, the college has been around since 1893. It serves over 4,000 students and offers more than 80 degree programs in total. The college began as a teacher training school, but when World War II reared its head, the school expanded into nursing to help with the war effort. In 1951, the school closed but reopened in 1955 to alleviate the rising need for teachers once again. In 1971, the college finally became Lewis–Clark State College, the last institution in the country to move past being a normal school.

Lewis–Clark State College offers several associate and baccalaureate degrees online. Associate degrees include web design and nursing, while baccalaureate degree options include education and interdisciplinary studies.

Resources online students have access to include an online writing lab and an online library with access to a scholarly article database and librarian live chat.

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Boise State University 

Boise, ID

About this school

Boise State University first opened its doors in 1932, thanks to the Episcopal Church. It obtained the ability to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees in 1965 and has grown into one of the largest universities in Idaho at 175 acres and approximately 20,000 students in attendance. The school now offers over 200 degree programs in more than 190 disciplines spanning seven academic colleges.

Boise State University provides online baccalaureate, master and doctoral programs. Online baccalaureate degrees include nursing and imaging sciences. Online master’s degree options include business administration and social work, while online doctoral degree offerings include nursing and educational technology.

Online student resources include online academic advising, undergraduate tutoring, an online writing center, disability services, technical support, health and wellness resources, career services, veteran’s services and an online library with access to graduate, undergraduate and video databases.

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The Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Idaho

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Idaho’s public colleges enroll about 100,000 students in a system known for affordability and rigor. Many students begin their educations at two–year colleges because they are the cheapest online colleges in Idaho, but learners who pursue an education at a public four–year college in Idaho also pay some of the most affordable tuition in the nation. According to the College Board, the state ranks seventh in the nation for college affordability. This ranking includes affordable bachelor’s programs that provide a high–quality education.

The Most Affordable Online Bachelors in Idaho

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Brigham Young University - Idaho
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University of Idaho 

Moscow, ID

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The University of Idaho (U of I) provides 11,800 learners with comprehensive learning opportunities on a scenic campus in Moscow, Idaho, in its three educational centers, and at dozens of extension sites. The school, which is a national leader in student-centered learning, also operates a virtual campus with a select number of degrees.

The 120-credit BA/BS in communication offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that empowers learners with proficient communication skills for careers in sales, public relations, media, and other occupations. The degree explores topics such as intercultural communication, communication theory, social psychology, and organization communication.

Students receive a broad education as they earn the 120-125-credit bachelor of general studies, which allows them the flexibility to choose classes that meet their academic and career goals. Students work with faculty and advisors to design their four-year degree plans, which may include minors or academic certificates.

The 120-credit BA/BS in organizational science provides learners with leadership skills necessary for success within organizations. The degree offers two specializations: organizations and communities and organizational communication. Both specializations share core courses that examine topics such as intercultural communication, workplace motivation, personnel, and human relations in the workplace. Students may also earn an online degree in history, psychology, or sociology.

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Northwest Nazarene University 

Nampa, ID

About this school

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) provides students with learning that blends academics and faith. NNU administers 60 programs to about 2,000 students on campus in Nampa, Idaho. The school embraces online delivery to extend its reach to students unable to attend classes on campus.

NNU offers four baccalaureate degrees online, including the BA in liberal studies. In addition to general education, students complete 60 credits in one of three areas of emphasis: humanities, social science, or math and science. The BA in Christian ministry provides students with the educational requirements necessary for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. The curriculum examines topics such as Christian theology, biblical interpretation, Old Testament studies, and spiritual formation and Christian discipleship.

The school's RN-to-BSN program develops leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing complete the degree in five terms, examining topics such as the transition to professional nursing, systems management and nursing, nursing as servant leadership, and nursing with older adults. Students may also pursue a BS in business administration, which develops their proficiency in areas such as financial and managerial accounting, income taxation, business law, and management information systems.

Students can accelerate degree completion with transfer credits and they pay the same tuition regardless of in-state or out-of-state residency. Admission requires a minimum 2.0 GPA on transfer credits. The school offers new start dates every eight weeks.

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The Most Affordable Online Associate Degree Programs in Idaho

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Idaho’s public colleges enroll about 100,000 students in a system known for affordability and rigor. Many students begin their educations at two–year colleges because they are the cheapest online colleges in Idaho, but learners who pursue an education at a public four–year college in Idaho also pay some of the most affordable tuition in the nation. According to the College Board, the state ranks seventh in the nation for college affordability. This ranking includes affordable associate programs that provide a high–quality education.

The Most Affordable Online Associate in Idaho

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Brigham Young University - Idaho
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University of Idaho 

Moscow, ID

About this school

The University of Idaho (U of I) provides 11,800 learners with comprehensive learning opportunities on a scenic campus in Moscow, Idaho, in its three educational centers, and at dozens of extension sites. The school, which is a national leader in student-centered learning, also operates a virtual campus with a select number of degrees.

The 120-credit BA/BS in communication offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that empowers learners with proficient communication skills for careers in sales, public relations, media, and other occupations. The degree explores topics such as intercultural communication, communication theory, social psychology, and organization communication.

Students receive a broad education as they earn the 120-125-credit bachelor of general studies, which allows them the flexibility to choose classes that meet their academic and career goals. Students work with faculty and advisors to design their four-year degree plans, which may include minors or academic certificates.

The 120-credit BA/BS in organizational science provides learners with leadership skills necessary for success within organizations. The degree offers two specializations: organizations and communities and organizational communication. Both specializations share core courses that examine topics such as intercultural communication, workplace motivation, personnel, and human relations in the workplace. Students may also earn an online degree in history, psychology, or sociology.

5

Northwest Nazarene University 

Nampa, ID

About this school

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) provides students with learning that blends academics and faith. NNU administers 60 programs to about 2,000 students on campus in Nampa, Idaho. The school embraces online delivery to extend its reach to students unable to attend classes on campus.

NNU offers four baccalaureate degrees online, including the BA in liberal studies. In addition to general education, students complete 60 credits in one of three areas of emphasis: humanities, social science, or math and science. The BA in Christian ministry provides students with the educational requirements necessary for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. The curriculum examines topics such as Christian theology, biblical interpretation, Old Testament studies, and spiritual formation and Christian discipleship.

The school's RN-to-BSN program develops leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing complete the degree in five terms, examining topics such as the transition to professional nursing, systems management and nursing, nursing as servant leadership, and nursing with older adults. Students may also pursue a BS in business administration, which develops their proficiency in areas such as financial and managerial accounting, income taxation, business law, and management information systems.

Students can accelerate degree completion with transfer credits and they pay the same tuition regardless of in-state or out-of-state residency. Admission requires a minimum 2.0 GPA on transfer credits. The school offers new start dates every eight weeks.

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Additional Online Colleges in Idaho Featured on TBS

New Saint Andrews College

Moscow, Idaho

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2017 Best Online Colleges and University in Idaho
  1. University of Idaho
  2. Brigham Young University Idaho
  3. Boise State University
  4. Northwest Nazarene University

 

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