Idaho State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Pocatello, ID

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How much is the ISU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, ISU's tuition & fees is $8,356 for Idaho residents and $27,466 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $22,912 for Idaho residents and $42,022 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

ISU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Idaho Residents Tuition & Fees$8,356
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,466
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$7,626
On-campus Expenses$5,930
Off-campus Room & Board$8,370
Off-campus Expenses$5,930
2023-2024 Estimates
Idaho Residents Tuition & Fees$8,870
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,787

How Much Does it Cost to Go to ISU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $127,051 at ISU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $184,260. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $151,380.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$29,086$42,934$35,407
Sophomore (2024-25)$30,802$44,949$36,977
Junior (2025-26)$32,619$47,071$38,629
Senior (2026-27)$34,543$49,306$40,367
4 Years Total$127,051$184,260$151,380
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$30,802$44,949$36,977
Sophomore (2025-26)$32,619$47,071$38,629
Junior (2026-27)$34,543$49,306$40,367
Senior (2027-28)$36,581$51,662$42,195
4 Years Total$134,546$192,988$158,169
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$32,619$47,071$38,629
Sophomore (2026-27)$34,543$49,306$40,367
Junior (2027-28)$36,581$51,662$42,195
Senior (2028-29)$38,739$54,145$44,120
4 Years Total$142,483$202,185$165,311
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$34,543$49,306$40,367
Sophomore (2027-28)$36,581$51,662$42,195
Junior (2028-29)$38,739$54,145$44,120
Senior (2029-30)$41,024$56,763$46,146
4 Years Total$150,888$211,877$172,828
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$36,581$51,662$42,195
Sophomore (2028-29)$38,739$54,145$44,120
Junior (2029-30)$41,024$56,763$46,146
Senior (2030-31)$43,444$59,522$48,279
4 Years Total$159,789$222,092$180,740

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, ISU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Idaho, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $16,910.
In-StateOut-of-State
Idaho State University$8,356$27,466
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Idaho Four-years Colleges$16,495
Public Schools$6,449$16,910
Private Schools$16,400

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between ISU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Idaho State UniversityPocatello, ID$8,356$27,466
University of IdahoMoscow, ID$8,816$29,784
Boise State UniversityBoise, ID$8,782$26,976

Financial Aid and COA

At Idaho State University, 6,675 students (68%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $7,108.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at ISU is $34,914 for students living on-campus and $35,658 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,391 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,145 and the average amount of student loans is $5,233.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Idaho ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$22,912$42,022
COA (off-campus)$23,656$42,766
Tuition & Fees$8,356$27,466
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,556$14,556
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,300$15,300
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,804$34,914
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,548$35,658
Average Financial Aid$7,108$7,108
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship6,67568%$7,108
Pell Grants2,80829%$4,514
Federal Student Loan2,56126%$6,754
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,39199%-
Grants or Scholarships1,36798%$9,145
Federal Grants1,36798%$3,423
Pell Grants55239%$4,640
Other Federal Grants1,36598%$1,551
State/Local Grants38427%$3,411
Institutional Grants1,11780%$5,831
Student Loan Aid41730%$5,233
Federal Student Loans40929%$4,741
Other Student Loans242%$10,137
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level749542$3,522
0-30,000219218$5,959
30,001-48,000129127$5,378
48,001-75,000197172$2,979
75,001-110,00011125$473
110,001 or more930-

Student Population

Idaho State University has a total of 12,301 students including 10,017 undergraduate and 2,284 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,942 male students and 7,193 female students attending ISU. The school offers online degree programs and 2,517 students enrolled online exclusively (20.46% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total12,135 4,9427,193
Undergraduate9,818 4,0385,780
Graduate2,317 9041,413

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID
Phone208-282-2700
WEBwww.isu.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered431 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered92 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population12,301
Graduation Rate37%
Transfer-out Rate22%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 29% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties606 (Full-time), 152 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,638 (Full-time), 241 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$71,459
Average Staff Salary$54,338