Institutional Research & Effectiveness

LCSC Peer Institutions

LCSC Peer Institutions

A list of peer institutions gives context to an institution’s performance metrics. An institution’s performance on metrics, like enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, should be evaluated relative to similar peer institutions.

This comparison group is composed of those institutions identified through statistical regression and cluster analyses as similar to LC State and approved by the Idaho State Board of Education as of February, 2020. This comparison group includes 13 institutions from 7 states. 

Institution State
Bluefield State College WV
Dickinson State University ND
Eastern Oregon University* OR
Indiana University-Kokomo IN
Mayville State University ND
Missouri Southern State University MO
Montana State University-Northern MT
Oregon Institute of Technology* OR
Southern Oregon University OR
The University of Montana-Western* MT
University of Maine at Fort Kent ME
University of Maine at Presque Isle ME
Western Oregon University OR

Institutions marked with an asterisk are those identified as aspirational peers. 

One can read the proposal to the Idaho State Board of Education in which the statistical methods of peer identification on our LC State intranet site. Click here