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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?

255 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at CEI since the student to facuty ratio is 5 to 1.
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at CEI.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 40% 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
#38 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#130 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is College of Eastern Idaho?

Location of 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?

28% Take Out Loans
14.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CEI, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,829 a year. That adds up to $23,316 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CEI is 14.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

College of Eastern Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

548 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,595 undergraduate students at CEI, with 548 being full-time and 1,047 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CEI

Gender Diversity

Of the 548 full-time undergraduates at CEI, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CEI

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CEI Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 77
White 434
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 27

Online Learning at College of Eastern Idaho

34 Took All Classes Online
34 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 34 students took at least one online class at the school.

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 2017-2018.

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 94%
Liberal Arts General Studies 94%

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 44 0 44
Allied Health Professions 0 11 15 26
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 26 26
Computer Systems Networking 0 13 11 24
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 1 7 11 19
Precision Metal Working 1 10 7 18
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 16 0 16
Dental Support Services 0 0 15 15
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 11 0 11
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 10 10
Accounting 2 7 0 9
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 5 2 8
Marketing 0 5 2 7
Computer Software & Applications 0 5 2 7
Legal Support Services 0 5 0 5
Information Technology 0 4 0 4
Business Administration & Management 3 0 0 3
Fire Protection 0 3 0 3
TOTAL 8 146 101 255


*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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