Get the Best of Both Worlds Through Jump Start

Published: July 25, 2023

College of Western Idaho (CWI) and University of Idaho (U of I) have partnered to offer Jump Start, a new way for students to enroll in general education, in-person classes held at the heart of downtown Boise at the University's Idaho Water Center. This partnership program allows students to save time and money while getting a jump start on their college career!

Jump Start offers students the opportunity to engage in a university experience while enjoying the value of CWI tuition – just $139/credit hour. Classes are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing students to complete their classes in a shorter amount of time than traditional semesters without sacrificing quality.

Jump Start courses:

The flexible schedule also accommodates a typical workday, with classes held late afternoon or evening.

Preview Jump Start Classes Offerings

Students who enroll through Jump Start benefit from support systems designed to ensure success. Dedicated advisors provide guidance throughout the process so that students can make informed decisions about their educational path. Students will also be able access to resources, and use the spaces available through both institutions.

“We are excited about this collaboration with the University of Idaho," said CWI President Gordon Jones. "This partnership gives CWI and U of I students new opportunities in the Treasure Valley as they work towards their educational and employment goals.”

Don't wait any longer – Jump Start your education today and get ahead on your college career without breaking the bank. Visit for more information.

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