Are there plans for other campuses?

The mission of CWI is to provide affordable access to higher education that is driven by the needs of Ada and Canyon counties. As those needs evolve and grow, so will the College’s offerings. While the College has no current additional plans for permanent campuses beyond the Nampa and...

Has CWI outgrown its current facilities?

Yes. CWI has assumed leased spaces in business complexes keep up with the demand for an educated and career ready workforce. These current facilities are not ideal for long-term sustainability,  and do not provide enough space for program growth to meet the needs of individuals and...

How did CWI decide on the Boise location for an Ada County Center?

College of Western Idaho spent nearly three years conducting an in-depth review of properties in Ada County, including the greater Downtown Boise area, looking at location, size, cost, building considerations and accessibility for students. The Board ultimately selected a 10-acre property at...

How did CWI decide on the purchase price for the Boise land?

The College Board of Trustees conducted an in-depth review of properties in Ada County, including the greater Downtown Boise area, looking at location, size, cost, building considerations and accessibility for students. Sites that were evaluated at that time ranged in size, location, and costs...

How will campus development be funded?

The College Board of Trustees continuously evaluates CWI’s development needs to better serve the community and prepare for the future. Development funding to date has been raised through capital campaigning. The Board is planning to seek support for a bond on the November 2016 ballot to...

Is CWI planning to pursue a bond to fund campus development?

CWI’s Board of Trustees approved to place a $180 million general obligation bond on the November 8, 2016 ballot. The bond was focused on expanding campus facilities in Nampa and building a permanent Ada County Center in Boise. 

The total cost was estimated at $180 million over...

What are the plans for development of the Nampa Campus?

The recently completed Nampa Campus Master Plan update is based on growth estimates through 2040. Development of the Master Plan included collaborative visioning and working sessions engaging groups throughout the College, local and state agencies, and surrounding communities.

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What is being done to enhance the Online Campus?

The College has taken great strides in developing robust online virtual training resources for students who cannot attend traditional style classes or prefer an online learning environment. CWI’s faculty undergoes continuous training to stay current with technology and online teaching...

What is planned for the next 10 years?

The next 10 years for CWI is focused on helping more students throughout the Treasure Valley access the programs specific to our local community’s economic and social well-being.

Upon completion of CWI's Comprehensive Strategic Plan 2018-2022, we anticipate that our student...

What programs would be provided at the Boise location?

Detailed campus programming has not been fully determined at this time, but CWI works closely with businesses to establish what needs they have or skills their lacking to advise our curriculum. Based on the existing programs already offered in Boise, the College anticipates a  a mix of...

Why does CWI need to expand?

The long-term viability of CWI is imperative for this valley. Since the first class offerings in 2009, CWI’s enrollment has skyrocketed to now serving more than 30,000 students every year. To keep up with the demand, the College has assumed several leased buildings in business complexes...

Why is CWI planning for a campus in Boise?

More than 50 percent of the College’s student population resides in Ada County, and more than 7,000 students attend CWI classes and programs in leased facilities in Boise. CWI needs to continue to deliver programs and serve students throughout the valley and this campus will complement and...