Government Accredited Online Colleges in Idaho

Idaho has had a mixed experience with online education. In November 2011, the Idaho State Board of Educationadopted a controversial proposal that would have required high school students complete two online courses for graduation. This proposal, however, was withdrawn just one year later following the state's rejection of a plan to provide all high school students with laptop computers.

Overall, Idaho's enrollment in online higher education is consistent with or above the national average. According to a2014 U.S. Department of Education study, 12.6% of Idaho students were enrolled in college programs that were provided exclusively through distance learning. This was in line with the national average of 12.5%. On the other hand, more than 23% of Idaho students participated in some form of distance education. This significantly exceeded the national average of 13.3%.

Although Idaho remains one of the more affordable states for college education, costs are rapidly rising. In 2014, average tuition at four-year public Idaho colleges was slightly more than $6,000 per year. This was the eighth lowest in the United States. Still, this was an increase of more than 20% over the cost of tuition just five years ago.

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