Why choose College of Eastern Idaho?

Pursue your education goals at CEI and see the benefits of small class sizes that foster personalized attention, high-value programs designed to adapt to your life, and most importantly, learning at 1/3 of the price of universities with financial aid opportunities.

You belong at College of Eastern Idaho.

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You have a job, but you want a career

We designed CEI so you can keep working while building the most marketable skills in the best-paying fields. Our schedule adapts to your life with eight ways to learn.

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Transfer with Confidence

Take one class or many classes at CEI and transfer them everywhere. Learn from expert instructors in small class sizes at 1/3 the cost of a university class.

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Get Inspired

CEI gets young people to love learning with innovation. We build high school students’ confidence and credit counts with early college programs.

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Build and Keep Your Workforce

Prepare employees for promotions through degree programs, on-demand skills training, and a wide range of certifications. If you need a class, we can build it and launch it.

I’ve had nothing but positive encounters during my three years at CEI. I really appreciate the welcome and warm greeting, especially as a first-generation student who had zero college knowledge when I first began.

- Blanca

No better time to start than NOW!

Want to begin college degree classes?


8-week and 16-week classes usually start the second week of January.


8-week classes start in early March


Summer Classes start early June.


8-week and 16-week classes usually start the third week of August.


8-week classes usually start mid-October.

Want an apprenticeship, certificate, or skill? Many classes can start any day. Fall programs usually start in August and January, but we have many ways to invest in your career before then. Workforce Training and Continuing Education (WTCE) classes start all throughout the year.

Not sure what you want? Don’t know how to pay for it? Have other big questions? Just start the conversation here, and our experts will help!

After being out of school for so long, I feared returning. Now that I finally signed up, I am glad I did. It has been the single best experience in my life, and I don't regret it one bit.

- Job