25% of Idaho High School Graduates Need Remedial Classes as Entering College Freshman at Boise State

Erik Makrush Higher Education

Almost a quarter of Idaho high school graduates attending Boise State University are so far behind on their English and math skills, they’re required to take remedial courses to catch up. In some cases, more than half of the students from an Idaho high school arrive unprepared for basic freshman-level college classes. Data from Boise State University show that in …

Are Idaho’s Colleges and Universities really feeling the effects of State Government budgets crunches?

Erik Makrush Higher Education

Across the state, the sour economy is forcing businesses, families and government agencies to cut back. But state’s colleges and universities are figuring out ways to avoid the same dramatic cuts as everyone else. Idaho’s publicly-funded higher education institutions are fending off big budget cuts with a combination of under estimated student enrollment and big tuition increases. The State Board …