Our Schools

Established in Nampa, ID by the Idaho State Board of Education in 2007, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) vision is to be a best-in-class community college that provides quality, affordable, and accessible education by delivering innovative and cost-effective programming that empowers students, leads to economic and social mobility, and meets evolving community need. CWI is fully accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation is necessary for any educational institution to prove that they are maintaining suitable standards or quality.

Offering premier programs and degrees that make a difference, CWI remains a top choice for higher education in the Treasure Valley, known historically for its resources and opportunities. Empowering the community one student at a time, CWI moves fearlessly forward paving the way to bold new futures with flexible options, exceptional tuition value, and support every step of the way.

CWI is the first Center of Excellence (COE) to be announced by Learning Without Scars (LWS). As a COE, the College’s new offerings include Learning Without Scars’ online dealer management educational programs in parts, service, sales and marketing through both its academic and workforce development channels. LWS job function skills assessments are also offered. Mr. Alex Beal, Assistant Dean, School of Industry, Engineering & Trades at CWI, Nampa, ID, Micron Education Center stated, “Working with industry has greatly enhanced what we can offer as training and development for our partners and communities. Learning Without Scars establishes and important link between education and workforce development. We are honored to be named a Learning Without Scars Center of Excellence.”