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Study at Idaho State University

Idaho State University, established in 1901, has its main campus located in Pocatello. ISU is a doctoral research university and has over 250 programs. The university currently enrolls more than 10, 000 students and has roughly 400 faculty members. The main programs at the college include:
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Liberal Arts
  • Health Care
Idaho State University's mascot is Benny the Bengal and its official colors are orange and black. ISU has indoor track, golf, football and basketball teams. Author Don Aslett, 2000 Olympic gold medalist Stacy Dragila, ESPN commentator Merril Hoge, and former U. S. Senator James A. McClure are all famous alumni of ISU.

Profile of Idaho State UniversityIdaho State is in Pocatello, ID. Pocatello is a small city. The school is a public institution. Idaho State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school tries to provide students with lots of choices, and does not tend to focus on only a few programs of study. Fields of study in vogue at Idaho State include science and mechanics and repair.

Idaho State Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.

The most successful professors at Idaho State are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 13, 208 students study at the school .

Student Life
Students participate in Big Sky Conference athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Idaho State University is a broad-based regional public doctoral university, providing a broad range of educational services to a culturally diverse population of students and to the state. The university is Idaho's center for education in the health professions. Idaho State University offers a wide array of academic programs: in the health professions and related biological and physical sciences and educator preparation (its areas of primary emphasis); in business and engineering education and technical training (its areas of continuing emphasis); and in the liberal arts. It is committed to maintaining a strong liberal arts and sciences program as the basis of other academic disciplines and as an independent, multifaceted field of inquiry. The university offers graduate programs in a number of fields and is a national center for the Doctor of Arts degree. Its College of Technology provides high-quality education and training in response to the needs of students and private industry. Idaho State University is dedicated to excellence in teaching. The university engages in sustained and significant research as an essential component of its academic and public service programs. It views public service as an integral part of its mission. Idaho State University is committed to providing accessible, high quality education to the diverse citizenry of its region and state, and delivers comprehensive and creative outreach programs using the latest available technology. The university works in collaboration with other state and regional postsecondary institutions in serving its constituencies. The university offers a range of academic and support services to help all students succeed. It encourages student and public participation in its cultural, recreational and athletic programs, and welcomes the continuing involvement of alumni and other friends in its endeavors. "

Idaho State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching325elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, education, physical education teaching, health teaching, special ed, educational administration, education of hearing impaired, . . .
Liberal Arts247English, general studies, sociology, political science, history, Spanish language, anthropology, sign language translation, . . .
Business and Management240business management, human resources, finance, accounting, marketing, business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine208registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic, various nursing
Medical Support and Technology185audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, dental hygienist, speech pathology, radiation therapist, clinical lab tech, medical assistant, dental lab tech, . . .
Science179biology, zoology, chemistry, microbiology, physics, geology, geological and earth sciences, biochemistry, . . .
Therapy and Counselling124psychology, physical therapy, physical therapist assistant, mental health Counselling, massage therapy, marriage and family therapy, educational psychology, clinical psychology, . . .
Family and Social Work101social work, child care management, public administration, family and consumer science
Mechanics and Repair83diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, automobile mechanics, autobody repair, business machine repair, communications install and repair, mechanics and repairers
Engineering Technician78instrumentation tech, drafting, electronics tech, civil engineering tech, laser/optical tech, surveying tech, drafting and design tech, electromechanical tech
Medicine76pharmacy, public health, pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmacy administration
Engineering57civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, environmental engineering, various engineering courses, engineering mechanics, engineering, . . .
Media45mass communication, communication studies, printing equipment operation
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Beauty and Cosmetology38cosmetology
Production Trades29welding, machinist
office and Administration24administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering22computer applications programming, information science, web design, computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22dietitian, occupational therapy, occupational therapist assistant
Art Studies17art studies
Medical administration16medical records tech, health care administration
Construction Trades16electrician, carpentry
Mathematics11mathematics, systems science and theory
Law9legal assistant
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Cooking and Culinary Arts6chef training
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Music4music, music performance
Contact: Idaho StateIdaho State University

921 S 7th Ave

Pocatello, ID 83209

General Phone: (208) 282-3620


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