Unlock Your Psychology Career Potential: Compare the Best Psychology Degree Programs in Idaho for 2023


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Psychology Degree Programs in Idaho

Find and compare the best psychology degree programs by state.


Number of Schools

In Idaho, there are 7 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees


Number of Programs

With 7 schools offering psychology programs, the total number of programs offered in Idaho is 30


Number of Graduates

The 30 psychology programs in Idaho produced 1,176 psychology graduates in 2021

Psychology Degree Programs in Idaho

Idaho Psychology Degrees Programs

Top (7) Psychology Programs in Idaho

Brigham Young University-Idaho

2021 Psychology Graduates: 261
Average Cost to Attend: $12,880
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $17,499
Average Net Price: $6,327
Average Admitted: 97%
Average Enrolled: 50%
Average Graduation Rate: 40%
Student / Faculty: 20 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 20%
Idaho Ranking: #1
National Ranking: #298

University of Idaho

2021 Psychology Graduates: 108
Average Cost to Attend: $20,096
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $7,011
Average Net Price: $15,435
Average Admitted: 81%
Average Enrolled: 21%
Average Graduation Rate: 59%
Student / Faculty: 16 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 66%
Idaho Ranking: #2
National Ranking: #529

Boise State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 458
Average Cost to Attend: $24,567
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $11,059
Average Net Price: $15,828
Average Admitted: 83%
Average Enrolled: 24%
Average Graduation Rate: 54%
Student / Faculty: 20 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 54%
Idaho Ranking: #3
National Ranking: #750

The College of Idaho

2021 Psychology Graduates: 21
Average Cost to Attend: $47,558
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,095
Average Net Price: $23,329
Average Admitted: 56%
Average Enrolled: 15%
Average Graduation Rate: 55%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 59%
Idaho Ranking: #4
National Ranking: #890

Northwest Nazarene University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 96
Average Cost to Attend: $47,186
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,173
Average Net Price: $23,045
Average Admitted: 88%
Average Enrolled: 11%
Average Graduation Rate: 62%
Student / Faculty: 14 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 52%
Idaho Ranking: #5
National Ranking: #942

Lewis-Clark State College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 67
Average Cost to Attend: $19,042
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,939
Average Net Price: $13,267
Average Admitted: 100%
Average Enrolled: 25%
Average Graduation Rate: 36%
Student / Faculty: 15 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 75%
Idaho Ranking: #6
National Ranking: #1145

Idaho State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 165
Average Cost to Attend: $20,198
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $6,214
Average Net Price: $13,012
Average Admitted: %
Average Enrolled: %
Average Graduation Rate: 38%
Student / Faculty: 13 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 77%
Idaho Ranking: #7
National Ranking: #1264

Psychology Programs Offered in Idaho

There are 30 undergraduate psychology programs offered by 7 different 4-year colleges, comprising 4 public and 3 private schools.

Additionally, psychology programs in Idaho produced 765 bachelor’s graduates, 383 master’s graduates and 18 doctorate graduates.

The table below details the programs offered and the total number of graduates in Idaho.

Psychology GraduatesBSMAPMCPhD
Clinical Psychology5
Counseling and Applied Psychology755
Experimental Psychology4
General Psychology56717
Marriage and Family Therapy20
Mental Health Counseling14
Research Psychology4
School Psychology75
Social Work198318
Total Graduates7653831018
US Department of Education

Credits Accepted for Idaho Schools

The types of academic credits available to Idaho students are varied and include:

  • Dual enrollment
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Psychology Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation in Idaho

On average, Idaho schools admitted 84% of students who applied to 4-year institutions. Of those who were offered admission, 24% enrolled.

The average freshman retention rate for Idaho schools is 69%, compared to 71% for all universities nationwide.

The overall graduation rate for 4-year colleges and universities in Idaho is 49%, compared to 56% for all universities nationwide.

The top three schools in Idaho for highest graduation rate are Northwest Nazarene University (62%), University of Idaho (59%), and The College of Idaho (55%).

The top three schools with the highest number of psychology graduates in Idaho are Boise State University (458), Brigham Young University-Idaho (261), and Idaho State University (165).

1st Year Return69%71%
US Department of Education

Student & Faculty Information in Idaho

In the fall of 2021, Idaho schools that offered psychology programs had an average of 73% full-time instructional or research faculty members and 27% part-time instructional faculty members.

The average student-to-faculty ratio for Idaho schools offering psychology programs is 17:1.

The table below shows a comparison of the percentage of full-time instructional and research faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio between Idaho and the United States as a whole:

Full-Time Instructional66%56%
Full-Time Research2%6%
Part-Time Instructional27%35%
Student Faculty Ratio17:115:1
US Department of Education

Tuition and Student Expenses in Idaho

If you’re an undergraduate psychology student in Idaho, the average tuition you’ll pay depends on the institution you choose. Typically, tuition costs range from $5,532 to $33,740 per year, with an average of $16,876. In addition to tuition, you’ll also need to budget for books and supplies, which can cost between $1,000 and $1,264 annually, with an average of $1,187.

The three most affordable undergraduate psychology schools in Idaho are University of Idaho ($20,096), Idaho State University ($20,198), and Boise State University ($24,567). Meanwhile, the three most expensive institutions are the The College of Idaho ($47,558), Northwest Nazarene University ($47,186), and Boise State University ($24,567).

As for prospective graduate psychology students, the average cost of tuition and fees for graduate programs varies widely based on the school and program chosen. Graduate tuition costs between $7,110 and $22,120 per year, with an average of $11,226. However, most graduate programs also require additional fees, such as application fees, technology fees, and library fees, which can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In-state graduate fees typically range from $25 to $2,528, with an average of $1,371.

The three most affordable graduate psychology schools in Idaho are Boise State University ($9,638), University of Idaho ($9,912), and Idaho State University ($10,324). Meanwhile, the three most expensive graduate programs are The College of Idaho ($22,145), Northwest Nazarene University ($10,964), and Idaho State University ($10,324).

If you’re curious about how Idaho schools stack up against national averages, you can compare average total expenses in the table below. Note that these figures don’t take into account financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you’re interested in that information, you can find it in the sections below.

Average Expenses for Psychology SchoolsIdahoU.S.
On Campus Room & Board$10,233$11,729
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,624$3,474
Total Living Expenses$13,857$15,203
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$16,876$21,301
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,187$1,254
Total Undergraduate Expenses$31,920$37,758
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,226$14,479
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,371$1,155
Total Graduate Expenses$12,597$15,634
US Department of Education

Cost to Attend, Financial Aid, Net Price in Idaho

Average Net Price

In Idaho, the cost to attend a college or university that offers psychology programs is a significant financial investment. The key term to know for college affordability is the net price.

The average net price for a college or university in Idaho that offers psychology programs is $13,411. This figure is calculated based on the most recent data provided by each institution to the US Department of Education.

Net price is determined by adding up the costs of tuition, room and board, living expenses, books, and supplies and then subtracting the average financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, received by federal financial aid recipients.

Cost to Attend$31,920$37,758
Average Financial Aid$9,052$13,984
Percent Receiving Aid91%90%
Net Price$13,411$17,524
US Department of Education

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Idaho universities shown by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,070$9,206
$30,001 – $48,000$9,542$9,633
$48,001 – $75,000$11,593$12,074
$75,001 – $110,000$14,502$14,656
$110,001 and more$15,438$15,514
US Department of Education

Psychology Salary Reports for Idaho

We use annual surveys of 100,000 psychologists to compile data on salary, employment projections, cost-of-living adjustments, comparisons to related professions, salary based on years of experience, and rankings by city.