College of Idaho Reports Increased Enrollment, More Full-Time Faculty


A mini-hiring boom at the College of Idaho, which has seen its enrollment increase, has resulted in the Canyon County college hiring double the number of new teachers this year compared to 2013.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune is reporting that the C of I has grown by 188 students since 2008, continually adding new faculty. And in 2014, 16 new full-time faculty positions have been filled by educators from Italy, China, the United Kingdom, Bolivia and across the United States, including Idaho. 

C of I officials said they expected the upward trend in enrollment to continue and, in particular, they pointed to a growing number of what they call "first generation students"—the first in their families to attend college.