The 4 Best Christian Colleges in Idaho for 2024


The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in Idaho to save you the search.

Searching for the best Christian colleges in Idaho can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 67 percent. Idaho’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.

Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in Idaho to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.

Note: The best Christian colleges in Idaho are ranked in alphabetical order.

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The Best Christian Colleges in Idaho

Aletheia Christian CollegeAletheia Christian College

Location: Jerome, ID

From the institution:  “The mission of Aletheia Christian College is to train students from every nation to think critically, to examine God’s word thoroughly, to worship God wholeheartedly, to proclaim the gospel in word and deed, to teach Biblically, and to serve the church worldwide. Aletheia students and alumni do more than meet academic standards: you are equipped to be a student, pastor, teacher, entrepreneur, and missionary. You will be equipped and sent to the mission field, to teach in schools, and to lead in business.”

Boise Bible CollegeBoise Bible College

Location: Boise, ID

From the institution:  “Boise Bible aims to assist students in developing a character like Christ, leadership skills like Christ, within a Christ-centered environment that will propel you to no longer live for yourself, but for Jesus. To that goal, we value excellent scholarship, authentic humility, uplifting community, and creative innovation. Boise Bible has a target in mind: a vibrant Church that produced a Kingdom return. We aim at preparing any 1-year, 2-year, or 4-year student to lead well as a servant in their church or community.”

New Saint Andrews CollegeNew St. Andrews College

Location: Moscow, ID

From the institution:  “To fulfill our mission, we provide young men and women with the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education in liberal arts and culture from a distinctively Christian and Reformed perspective, to equip them for lives of faithful service to the Triune God and His Kingdom, and to encourage the use of their gifts for the growth of Christian culture. The college’s primary objective for its students is to educate young Christian men and women broadly and deeply in the liberal arts from a distinctively Christian, Reformed perspective, to equip them for lives of faithful service to the Triune God and His kingdom, and to encourage the use of their gifts for the growth of Christian culture.”

Northwest Nazarene Northwest Nazarene UniversityUniversity

Location: Nampa, ID

From the institution:  “The mission of Northwest Nazarene University is the transformation of the whole person. Centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world. Founded in 1913, NNU is a Christian university of the liberal arts, professional programs, and graduate studies. The University is grounded in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and is in partnership with the Church of the Nazarene, which emphasizes the biblical doctrines of perfect love and Christian holiness.”

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