This week, the College of Western Idaho (CWI) and Boise State University signed an agreement that will bring a Boise State Center to CWI’s Nampa Campus. The center is part of a partnership effort aimed at expanding opportunities for CWI students transferring to Boise State.
The Boise State University Center will be located in the Aspen Classroom Building on CWI’s Nampa Campus at the corner of Idaho Center Blvd. and Birch Lane. Starting in January 2014, Boise State staff will be available to support students with admission, registration, financial aid, advising, and credit transfers. Furthermore, Boise State plans to offer evening and weekend courses on CWI’s Nampa Campus starting with the Fall 2015 semester.
“This is the kind of partnership we envisioned when CWI was initially launched," Boise State President Bob Kustra said. "We are excited about the increased educational opportunities that it will provide for students in Canyon County.”
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, over 60 percent of students transferring from a two-year college go on to complete four-year degrees. With more than 450 students already transferred to Boise State from CWI, the two institutions recognize the importance of working closely together to align curriculum, improve transfer credit articulation, explore co-enrollment programming, share data, and, in general, pursue collaborations that advance Idaho students’ ability to access and complete higher education.
“College of Western Idaho is a launching pad for postsecondary education,” said CWI President Bert Glandon. “We provide open access to affordable higher education, where students come to further develop their knowledge and skills in preparation for continued education and careers. Close partnerships with our neighboring universities is critical to our graduating students’ success. Everyone at CWI is excited to welcome Boise State as the first university on our campus this spring, and we look forward to seeing the center expand over time – providing even more resources to support students.”
About the College of Western Idaho
The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information about the college, visit www.cwidaho.cc  or call (208) 562-3000.
About Boise State University
A public metropolitan research university with more than 22,000 students, Boise State comprises seven academic colleges, serving undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 200 majors and programs. Located in Idaho’s capital city, the university plays a crucial role in the region’s knowledge economy and famed quality of life. Learn more at www.BoiseState.edu .