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College of Eastern Idaho Overview

Located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, College of Eastern Idaho is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is College of Eastern Idaho Known For?

265 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at CEI.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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College of Eastern Idaho Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CEI.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#43 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#142 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#196 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CEI has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#45 Best Value Colleges for Marketing College Factual
#45 Best Value Colleges for Marketing/Marketing Management, General College Factual
#107 Best Value Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#160 Best Value Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#214 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual
#295 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is College of Eastern Idaho?


Contact details for CEI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 S 25Th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404-5788
Phone: 208-535-3000

How Do I Get Into CEI?

You can apply to CEI online at:

Since College of Eastern Idaho has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford College of Eastern Idaho?

30% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CEI, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $6,405 a year. That adds up to $25,620 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CEI is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

College of Eastern Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

558 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,803 undergraduate students at CEI, with 558 being full-time and 1,245 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 558 full-time undergraduates at CEI, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Eastern Idaho students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 424
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 25

Online Learning at College of Eastern Idaho

701 Took All Classes Online
1,377 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 1,377 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CEI has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CEI majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 63%
Liberal Arts General Studies 63%

College of Eastern Idaho Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing 0 54 0 54
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 43 0 43
Allied Health Professions 0 16 17 33
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 27 27
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 1 4 15 20
Precision Metal Working 0 7 7 14
Business Administration & Management 6 3 4 13
Computer Systems Networking 0 6 6 12
Dental Support Services 0 0 12 12
Information Technology 1 9 0 10
Computer Software & Applications 0 6 2 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 8 0 8
Legal Support Services 0 4 0 4
Marketing 0 2 1 3
Accounting 0 2 0 2
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 1 0 1
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 8 166 91 265


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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