Complete College Idaho

Complete College Idaho Plan

A Plan for Growing Talent to Fuel Innovation and Economic Growth in the Gem State.

The State Board has set an ambitious goal that 60% of Idahoans ages 25-34 will have a degree or certificate by 2020.

  • Idaho must grow talent within the state to fuel innovation and economic competitiveness.
  • Increased education attainment improves the quality of life for Idahoans and drives a vibrant, diverse economy.
  • Idaho’s increased education attainment must be responsive to businesses that will employ the workforce of the future.
  • It is imperative we commit to efficiently and effectively increase postsecondary degrees and certificates.


    Key Strategies

    Strengthen the Pipeline – Secondary Students
    • Ensure College and Career Readiness (Common Core State Standards)
    • Develop Intentional Advising Along the K-20 Continuum that Links Education with Careers
    • Support Accelerated High School to Postsecondary and Career Pathways
    Transform Remediation – Secondary/Postsecondary Students
    • Clarify and Implement College and Career Readiness Education and Assessments (Assessment & Placement)
    • Develop a Statewide Model for Transformation of Remedial Placement and Support
    • Provide three options: Co-requisite model, Emporium model, or Accelerated model (Delivery)
    Structure for Success – Postsecondary Students
    • Communicate Strong, Clear, and Guaranteed Statewide Articulation and Transfer Options (Gen. Ed)
    Reward Progress and Completion – Institutions
    • Establish Metrics and Accountability Tied to Institutional Mission (Performance Based Funding Initiative- PBFI)
    • Recognize and Reward Performance (PBFI)
    • Redesign the State’s Current Offerings of Financial Support for Postsecondary Students
    Leverage Partnerships
    • Strengthen Collaborations Between Education and Business/Industry Partners
    • College Access Network
    • STEM Education