College of Western Idaho Expands in Nampa

Published: May 31, 2023

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is excited to announce new buildings and facilities on our main Nampa Campus, enhancing opportunities for the more than 30,000 students we serve. The investment in new infrastructure in Nampa will expand CWI’s presence significantly  —  supporting students and the community. The expansion projects include:

  • Health & Sciences Building: This new 45,000 square-foot building will consolidate several programs to our Nampa campus, providing ease of access for students. This will be Phase I of this project and serve many of CWI’s most in-demand programs including nursing, biology, and medical assistant.
  • Student Learning Hub: This 35,000 square-foot facility is Phase I, and positions CWI as a destination for employers and community to engage students in a central location. Additionally, the building will be the home to several resources to support student success.
  • Agricultural Science and Horticulture Buildings: The new agricultural science and horticulture buildings will have over 30,000 square feet of classroom, lab, greenhouse and shop spaces. Phase I of this project will include an orchard and plots for production to provide students with hands-on learning experiences. 

“CWI is expanding our main campus in Nampa to increase the delivery of practical skills and education that our students want and our community needs,” said CWI President Gordon Jones.

“CWI is an incredibly important asset to the Treasure Valley, providing the needed skillsets to students of all ages,” said Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling. “I’m so excited to see the continued investment at the Nampa Campus.”

The College has partnered with local companies, ESI and Cushing Terrell, for the new buildings on the Nampa Campus. The Health and Sciences Building, as well as the Agricultural Science and Horticulture buildings, are planned to open for classes in the Fall 2025. These projects are the first phase of CWI’s Nampa Campus expansion, with new buildings and services to follow soon. The Student Learning Hub will open in the Fall 2026. For more information and to stay up to date about the College’s future plans for growth, visit CWI’s website.

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