Campus Development FAQs

Are there plans for other campuses?

The mission of CWI is to provide affordable access to higher education that is driven by the needs of Ada and Canyon counties. As those needs evolve and grow, so will the College’s offerings. While the College has no current additional plans for permanent campuses beyond the Nampa and...

Has CWI outgrown its current facilities?

Yes. CWI has assumed leased spaces in business complexes that cost more than $2 million a year to keep up with the demand for an educated and career ready workforce. These current facilities are not ideal for long-term sustainability,  and do not provide enough space for program growth...

How did CWI decide on the Boise location for an Ada County Campus?

College of Western Idaho spent nearly three years conducting an in-depth review of properties in Ada County, including the greater Downtown Boise area, looking at location, size, cost, building considerations and accessibility for students. The Board ultimately selected a 10-acre property at...

How did CWI decide on the purchase price for the Boise land?

The College Board of Trustees conducted an in-depth review of properties in Ada County, including the greater Downtown Boise area, looking at location, size, cost, building considerations and accessibility for students. Sites that were evaluated ranged in size, location, and costs of $16 - $36...

How will campus development be funded?

The College Board of Trustees continuously evaluates CWI’s development needs to better serve the community and prepare for the future. Development funding to date has been raised through capital campaigning. The Board is planning to seek support for a bond on the November 2016...

Is CWI planning to pursue a bond to fund campus development?

CWI’s Board of Trustees has decided that they will pursue support for a bond on the November 2016 ballot. They are in the process of evaluating development projects and estimated costs along with options for bond amounts and duration....

What are the plans for development of the Nampa Campus?

The recently completed Nampa Campus Master Plan update is based on growth estimates through 2040. Development of the Master Plan included collaborative visioning and working sessions engaging groups throughout the College, local and state agencies, and surrounding communities.

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What is being done to enhance the Online Campus?

The College has taken great strides in developing robust online virtual training resources for students who cannot attend traditional style classes or prefer an online learning environment. CWI’s faculty undergoes continuous training to stay current with technology and online teaching...

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