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Twin Falls, ID 83301
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College of Southern Idaho

College of Southern Idaho Rating: 4.9/5 (15 votes)

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Founded in 1965, College of Southern Idaho is a public community college located in Twin Falls, Idaho. As one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the state, CSI offers several unique opportunities and services to help students realize lifelong goals. The college is recognized for its excellent faculty, facilities and a student-centered environment. Off-campus centers operate in Gooding, Burley, Jerome, and Hailey.


The college offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees along with technical certificates in more than 100 areas of study including accounting, engineering, business, biology, and chemistry. Additional upper-division courses are also offered through Boise State University, University of Idaho, and Idaho State University.

The Academic Development Center provides several programs and services to help students build confidence for learning. The main aim is to assist students achieve their educational goals. The Center is located on the second floor of the Gerald R. Meyerhoeffer Building. The classes and services are also available in the off-campus sites.

The Academic Skills Department offers amazing learning opportunities to the college-bound students of diverse entering levels. The basic level courses include math, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and ESL. The same courses are also offered at a developmental level, which is required to raise current skills to the college-level competency. The students are placed in academic skills courses at different levels, based on results of the placement test.

Accreditation is granted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Online Education

Online education is available for students who are unable to attend traditional college due to various personal and professional commitments. The online degrees can be earned from anywhere in the world, without any restrictions of geographical boundaries. Some of the various online programs are Introduction to Allied Health, Concepts of Biology, Business Communication, Environmental Science, Principles of Marketing, and Computer Literacy Skill Development.

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Freshman students seeking admission to the institute must submit official high school transcripts (or their GED or high school equivalency transcripts), ACT / SAT score, and all previous college transcripts. Some of the programs may have additional requirements. International students are encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a proof of proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

All students must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Grants and scholarships are gifts that do not require any repayment. The college offers private and state scholarships such as Minority Scholarship, New Hope Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Steele-Reese Foundation, CSI Veterans Scholarship, Governor’s Cup Scholarship, and Robert C. Byrd Scholarship.

Loans are the type of financial aid that must be repaid. Some of the loans offered are Subsidized Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans. The institute offers work study programs through which students can take-up part time jobs to meet the educational expenses. Financial Aid offers an array of veteran benefits for the service members and veterans who serve the country. The educational benefits and financial aid is also offered to the family members of the veterans.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5303rd for the average student loan amount.
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The Student Government acts as the voice of the students and organizes various activities and events to enrich students’ campus experience. The campus houses a variety of clubs and organizations based on diverse interests. All students are encouraged to participate in student government activities, special interest organizations, students clubs, athletic teams, and fine arts productions.

Some of the recognized and registered student organizations are Alpha and Omega Club, Ambassadors, Asian Student Organization, Black Student Alliance, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Community Service Council, Democrat Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Delta Psi Omega, and Eagle Hall Council.

Media and Publications:

KBGH is the television station owned by the college..

Campus Facilities:

The library boasts a large collection of books, magazines, journals, newspapers and reference materials. It houses a computer lab, group study rooms, special collections room, the Information Literacy Center, and the campus copy center. There is always a librarian available to help students find the books and materials they want. Distance education students can also access the library online.

The Career and Counseling Services helps current students, potential students, alumni as well as community members in their search for a significant career and life goals. It provides individuals with a career development strategy as well as empowers them to self-manage the process. The Advising Center offers advising services to new students, non-degree seeking students, and individuals interested in the various enrichment courses. The current students must work in close association with their major advisors.

The Fine Arts Center has been considered the cultural hub for Twin Falls and the Magic Valley for over 40 years. It has the distinction of being the very first building on the new CSI campus in 1968. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is a non-profit museum located on the main campus. Its objective is mainly educational, offering academic programs to students, elementary and secondary school students, and the adult community of Idaho. The Center preserves, interprets, and displays natural history specimens and anthropological artifacts with a focus on the prehistoric American continents.

The Student Disability Services (SDS) build and manage partnerships with students, staff, faculty and administrators to encourage an accessible, unbiased learning, and working environment to meet the diverse requirements of students with documented disabilities.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

The Adult Basic Education Program provides basic-skills instruction in writing, reading, and math. English classes for non-native English speakers are also offered at the campus. These services are available for free to the out-of-school youth and adults 16 years old and above.

Information Summary

Ranks 10th in Idaho and 2303rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 4 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 84 0.19
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 20 0.04
Robbery 14 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 225 0.50
Larceny 1,196 2.68
Vehicle theft 56 0.13

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Twin Falls, ID 83301
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population41,905 (35,603 urban / 6,302 rural)
Households15,871 (2.56 people per house)
Median Household Income$34,588
Families10,950 (3.07 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1602

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2533rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,640 $3,640 $6,720
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $110 $110 $280
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,378 $13,378 $16,458
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,100 $14,100 $17,180
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,078 $9,078 $12,158

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,640(N/C) $3,640(N/C) $6,720(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $990(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $4,554 $4,580
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,448(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,892(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,448(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,448(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity544
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$2,450
Board Fee$2,920

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 21 11 180 12 13 997 23 1,271
Accounting 15 15
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 4 22 1 27
Agricultural Business and Management, General 1 14 15
Agricultural Business and Management, Other 2 2
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Agriculture, General 3 3
Animal Sciences, General 17 17
Anthropology 7 7
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 9 3 12
Aquaculture 2 10 13
Art/Art Studies, General 1 12 13
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 35 27 64
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 5 6
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 2 1 22 25
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 1 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 3 35 40
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 2 5 2 36 1 46
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 4 4 1 10
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 6 6
Chemical Engineering 1 1
Chemistry, General 1 1
Child Care and Support Services Management 10 25 35
Civil Engineering, General 1 2 3
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4 22 26
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Police Science 3 1 2 12 19
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 2 15 28 45
Dance, General 1 1
Dental Assisting/Assistant 6 1 7 14
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2 7 1 10
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 12 14
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 3
Economics, General 1 1 5 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 5 5
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 16 18
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 44 2 46
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 1 1 2 14 19
English Language and Literature, General 4 4
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 1 2 6 1 10
Environmental Health
Equestrian/Equine Studies 12 12
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
Finance, General
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1 3 1 5
Forestry, General
Geography 2 2
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 2 3
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 9 1 11
History, General 2 2
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 8 8
Institutional Food Workers 1 5 1 23 1 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7 6 27 2 2 201 5 255
Library and Information Science 6 1 7
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 5 28 1 34
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 6 6
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 4 4
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 1 12 14
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3 13 16
Music Teacher Education
Music, General 4 4
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Photography 1 2 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2 2
Physician Assistant
Physics, General 1 1 2
Political Science and Government, General 3 8 11
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies 5 1 2 8
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 1 1 5 7
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 1 5 6
Psychology, General 1 8 1 10
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 7 2 63 2 76
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Secondary Education and Teaching 6 14 21
Social Sciences, General 3 1 17 21
Sociology 3 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 4 5
Surgical Technology/Technologist 1 15 16
Teacher Assistant/Aide 3 3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1 1
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 17 17
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician 1 1 5 7
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 15 20
Welding Technology/Welder 1 2 5 8

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3304th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $51,458 ($53,641 male / $44,817 female)
Number of FT Faculty 158 (72 male / 86 female)
Number of PT Faculty 344
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $4,870,939

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