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General Education

Certificate of Achievement
College of Western Idaho
100% FULLY ONLINE
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
18 months
Annual In-State Tuition (ID)
$3,336
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$7,344
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
18 months
Total Credits
36
Annual In-State Tuition (ID)
$3,336
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$7,344
Earn your General Education degree online

As an online student you can expect the same level of instruction as campus learners. The coursework is equally challenging, and taught by the same college faculty who you can typically interact with by phone, text, email, or online chat.


The certificate or degree that you receive will be the exact same as those granted to campus learners and will not reflect that you obtained your education online.

Careers in General Studies
General Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to education. Students will study a curriculum that includes the physical sciences, humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. More employers are seeking applicants with an interdisciplinary understanding of industries to manage the nuances of the workplace according to a recent study from Burning Glass Technologies. Career opportunities include, administrative specialist, general manager, and nonprofit program manager.
Annual Tuition Breakdown
For Idaho Residents
In-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$139
Credits
24
Annual Tuition Total
$3,336
For Nonresidents
Out-of-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$306
Credits
24
Annual Tuition Total
$7,344
Frequently Asked Questions
What is College Collective?

College Collective is a directory of low-cost, fully-online degrees offered by community colleges around the country. Created by a team of higher education experts and technologists, we are a free resource for learners seeking to further their education and advance their careers. Community colleges do not pay to be listed in College Collective.


What is a certificate?

A certificate is a postsecondary credential granted in a specific field of study. Students typically complete certificate programs within six months to a year. Certificates validate one’s knowledge and skills when applying to jobs, and some credits may be used to transfer to degree programs at the same or another institution.

What do I need to be successful in earning my degree online?

A reliable internet connection and a personal computer.

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About This College
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College of Western Idaho
Established in 2007, College of Western Idaho is a public community college in Nampa, Idaho.
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Accreditation
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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Founded in 1917, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is the U.S. Department of Education’s regional accreditor for postsecondary education institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Its headquarters are in Redmond, Washington.