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Boise, Idaho is grounded in respect for our resources and delivers a spirit of can-do innovation. Part of Boise’s attraction (and our powerful retention) is the way new people, ideas and efforts take root and thrive here. This “anything’s possible” feeling means our future of “found nowhere else” opportunities could be written by best and brightest talent like you.

EDUCATION PARTNERS

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FOUNDED 1932 –
22,259 STUDENTS

Idaho’s metropolitan research university, Boise State offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degrees in the state’s political, business and cultural center. U.S. News & World Report has twice listed Boise State as one of the top up-and-coming schools in the nation for regional universities.

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FOUNDED 1889 –
11,534 STUDENTS

The University of Idaho is the state’s oldest public university. In 2012, the U of I was the first in the nation to offer a doctorate degree in athletic training and was ranked in the top 30 in the nation as “a great university to hit the books and backcountry” by Outside magazine.

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FOUNDED 2011 –
110 STUDENTS

The Concordia University School of Law is the second in Idaho, and the first in Boise. The law school building is in downtown Boise at 501 West Front Street near the Idaho State Capitol, the Ada County Courthouse and the Idaho Supreme Court buildings.

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FOUNDED 1950 –
35,118 STUDENTS

With more than 35,000 students in 49 schools, West Ada (f. Meridian School District) is Idaho’s largest school district. Over 70 different languages are represented among the district’s students. Since 1979, West Ada School District has won over 150 state titles among its sports teams, competitive academic teams and performing groups.

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FOUNDED 2007 –
19,861 STUDENTS

One of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation, CWI is a comprehensive resource for higher education. In addition to 60 academic transfer and professional-technical programs, CWI offers fast-track career training for working professionals or people seeking to enter the workforce.

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FOUNDED 1865 –
26,023 STUDENTS

Boise School District offers a variety of specialized programs, from Montessori, Dual Language, Classical, International, Harbor, Full-day and Highly Gifted programs at elementary, to the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center, Dennis Professional-Technical Center, and the state’s preeminent Advanced Placement program at the secondary level.

75%

Of Boise’s workforce has some college education

38%

Of Boise residents have a B.A. or higher

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey, Table S1501

45%

Of Boise in-migration have a B.A. or higher

Source: County-to-County Migration Flows: 2007-2011 ACS.

TOP 5

US city for net domestic in-migration

Source: US Census Bureau

HACKFORT

Hackfort convenes the brightest from the Boise tech community to address challenges and opportunities through technology.

HI-TECH CITY

20% OF BOISE
WORKERS HOLD A STEM DEGREE

AVERAGE $450
PER WORKER FOR R&D INVESTMENT

23,000 WORKERS
IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIES

33RD IN THE US IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIES JOB GROWTH

Source: Brookings Institute

39.3%
AVERAGE BOISE VOLUNTEERS

GET INVOLVED AND HELP US INCREASE THIS STATISTIC

25.4% US Average

Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Boise Contemporary Theater

Boise Contemporary Theater

BoisePhilharmonic

Boise Philharmonic

Opera Idaho

Opera Idaho

Ballet Idaho

Ballet Idaho

Treefort

Treefort Music Fest

Anthony Doerr

 

ANTHONY DOERR

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author | Boise City Cultural Ambassador

“In those moments the paradox that is Boise strikes deeply and keenly: it is a place both rural and metropolitan, civilized and feral. It’s a town full of settlers and wanderers, conservationists and conservatives, hippies and hunters, folks who value both snowmobiles and tiramisu, who clean their shotguns one evening and donate to the Shakespeare Festival the next.”

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FOUR NATIONALLY RANKED HIGH SCHOOLS

OUT OF 22,000 SCHOOLS

603

BOISE HIGH

789

TIMBERLINE

1386

CAPITAL

1274

BORAH

Source: The Washington Post, America's Most Challenging High Schools by Jay Mathews

#3 Best-Run Cities in America
WalletHub | July 2017

#5 Top Metros for Job Growth
Bureau of Labor Statistics | December 2016

#12 Best Places to Live
US News & World Report | February 2017

CONTINUING IMPROVEMENTS

Boise invests in itself through ongoing neighborhood-focused enrichment efforts as well as new programs to balance our historical culture with the positive change that comes from an influx of new peoples and ideas.

CREATIVE CLASS

Artists, makers, musicians and creators are finding wonderful connections and hungry new partakers for their ideas in Boise. A variety of city-supported programs as well as organic new arrivals like a popular regional music festival are among the brightest recent developments on our arts and culture scene.

EARLY EDUCATION

Boise’s commitment to pre-kindergarten education makes our community a standout in the state of Idaho and the region. Working collaboratively with childcare providers and CLD development specialists, the Boise Pre-K Project is designed to ensure a higher set of skills for children entering our pubic schools.

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

In partnership with local business and the City of Boise, Boise State University is pioneering the Responsible Business Initiative. This initiative aims to drive awareness and preference for businesses committed to diversity, sustainability, and other aspects of social change. Offering a variety of support resources, the program is achieving national attention for Boise’s business and education communities.