Why CWI

For those starting out or starting something big, College of Western Idaho (CWI) is a top choice in the Treasure Valley providing amazing value to those seeking affordable, accessible, high-quality education leading to employment.

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Empowering Idaho's Future

Serving more than 30,000 students a year, CWI is the largest community college in Idaho offering:

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Your Community College

As a two-year, comprehensive, community college, CWI offers a wide range of educational programs adapted to fit the needs of the community including: 

  • Two-year, associate degrees
  • Transferable degrees for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution
  • Credit and non-credit vocational and occupational training
  • Certificate courses
  • Dual credit classes
  • Adult education and GED preparation
  • English as a Second Language
  • Developmental/remedial coursework
  • Non-credit community and continuing education

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Campus Development

As CWI advances into a new phase of growth, consolidation and development of campus is currently underway. Three key projects, including the addition of a Health and Science building and Horticulture and Agricultural Science building at the Nampa Campus and development of the new Boise Center, will ensure the College continues to meet the needs of our students and the community. 

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