About the College

The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) represents a shared vision and a collaborative effort of the citizens of South-Central Idaho. In 1963, the Idaho Legislature passed the Junior College Act, which provided for the establishment of junior college districts. Twin Falls County voted to form a junior college district in November 1964 and the following year Jerome County citizens voted to join the district. CSI began offering classes in September 1965 and more than 600 students enrolled that first semester.

Located in South-Central Idaho, CSI serves an eight-county region known as the Magic Valley. CSI is funded by its two-county (Jerome and Twin Falls) community college district, student tuition and fees, and state allocations. It is governed by a locally elected five-member Board of Trustees in cooperation with the Idaho State Board of Education.

In addition to its 315-acre main campus located in Twin Falls, CSI has educational centers in the nearby communities of Burley, Gooding, Jerome, and Hailey. The college offers more than 110 completion options within over 80 associate degree and certificate programs, serving students in both career-technical and transfer education. In 2019, the college launched the first community college Bachelor of Applied Science degree in the state of Idaho. The college also offers Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and basic skills courses for students requiring pre-college-level work. CSI also partners with public post-secondary institutions in Idaho to offer access to over 50 bachelors, masters, and other terminal degrees for students on the CSI campus or online. CSI is active within its community, offering various enrichment courses, cultural and athletic events, business partnerships, workforce training opportunities, and support for economic development.