Albertson College of Idaho is a private, liberal arts institution located in Caldwell, Idaho. Founded as the College of Idaho in 1891, Albertson is home to nearly 800 undergraduate students and is the state's oldest four-year institution of higher learning.
The college has been accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools since 1922. Our teacher education program has been approved by the Idaho State Department of Education since 1913, and our graduates are eligible for certification in all states participating in the Interstate Certification Compact.
The 50-acre park-like campus is composed of tree-lined paths that join five dormitories, playing fields, academic buildings, an amphitheater, and a student union. In the past 10 years, six major building projects have transformed Albertson into one of the most beautiful campuses in the Pacific Northwest. The college's newest facilities include a renovated student union and computer center, a performing and fine arts center, an athletic activities center, an international center, and "The Village," two apartment-like residence halls.
Located on the western Snake River plain between the foothills of the Boise Ridge and the Owyhee Mountains, Caldwell is a city of more than 25,000. We are 30 minutes from Boise--Idaho's rapidly growing capital and home to museums, shopping, concerts, fine arts events, restaurants, and high-tech industries. The campus is also a short drive from ski resorts, high plains deserts, mountains, and whitewater rivers. Other unique and nearby attractions include the Snake River Birds of Prey Area, petroglyphs, and rock climbing opportunities.