Albertson College of Idaho
is a liberal arts
college with an enrollment of approximately 800 students located in Caldwell, Idaho.The college offers 26 majors in its baccalaureate degree program.Established by local Presbyterians in 1891 as the College of Idaho,
the college was originally based in the Caldwell Presbyterian Church. The college moved to its current campus in 1910.In 1991, the college changed its name to Albertson College of Idaho to honor alumnus and long-time donor Joe Albertson and his
wife Kathryn.Albertson College has faced financial challenges in recent years, largely due to the weak economy affecting institutional
investments and contributions from donors. In late 2002, the college announced that it would be reducing tuition by 30 percent
for students entering during the fall 2003 semester in order to push enrollment numbers up to an ideal level.Notable alumni include former Idaho governor Robert Smylie and former lieutenant governor and current congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter.The personal papers of Robert
Smylie and the legislative papers of former senator Steve Symms are located at the college.