About the College

College of Southern Idaho is a comprehensive community college located in Twin Falls, Idaho. Funding for the College comes from tuition and fees, the State of Idaho, and the community college taxing district, which is made up of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties. The College is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees elected from Jerome and Twin Falls counties.

The College of Southern Idaho was established in 1964 and began offering courses in September 1965. More than 650 students enrolled for the first semester. Since opening its doors in 1965, CSI has grown into a comprehensive two-year community college, and it serves students taking credit courses, noncredit professional courses and enrichment classes. In addition, community members come to the campus each year for special events and workshops. CSI has off campus centers in Burley, Gooding, Hailey, and Jerome. The college also offers a wide range of online and telecommunication courses. More than 6,500 students at over 100 Idaho high schools take CSI dual credit courses during their junior and senior years. CSI now offers more than 120 program options ranging from short term training courses and certificates to two-year academic and technical degrees. Growing partnerships with University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, and Northwest Nazarene University also give local residents more than two dozen bachelor’s and master’s degree options without having to leave Twin Falls.

The beautifully landscaped campus contains over 20 buildings located on more than 315 acres. The College of Southern Idaho has room to grow. The first building on the north campus, across North College Road from the main campus, is the new 70,000 square-foot LEED certified Health Sciences and Human Services (HSHS) building. The College’s service area encompasses eight counties (Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls) and is approximately 12,000 square miles in size and has a population of approximately 175,000 people.