About Idaho State University

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research high and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 250 programs. Over 14,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.

Idaho State University faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences pharmacy and business. Idaho State University combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU is at the heart of an outdoor-lover's paradise and a short drive to some of America's greatest natural wonders and exciting outdoor recreation opportunities.

Basic Facts

  • Total Enrollment: 14,489
  • US states Represented: 48
  • Countries Represented: 59
  • Degrees and Certificate Programs: 285
  • Degrees Offered: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate
  • Tuition: $3,172 per semester
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  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Gender of Students: 44% male, 56% female
  • Clubs and Organizations: 160+
  • Mascot: Benny the Bengal
  • School Colors: Orange and Black


Scenic Idaho

ISU is at the heart of an outdoor-lover's paradise. It's a short drive to some of the West's greatest natural wonders and the most exciting outdoor recreation in the country.

University Tour

Scenic Idaho

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ISU has a number of campuses that serve communities throughout Idaho.

ISU Idaho Falls
ISU Meridian
ISU Twin Falls


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209