Boise City, ID (population: 210,099) has two geology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boise State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a geology program, has a total student population of 18,933. It is the 448th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho). To learn more about geology programs in Boise City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of geology professors at Boise State University such as Bill Clement, Stacey Corrie, Robert Frank, Jen Pierce, Mark Schmitz, and Emeritus Spinosa.
Geology students from Boise City schools who go on to become geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 14,460 people working as geological and petroleum technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $58,400. Also, Geoscientists make on average $92,710 per year and there are about 31,860 of them employed in the US today.
Boise City lies in Ada county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Boise City-Nampa area has 264,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,600 average annual salary.
Of the 2 geology schools with a 100-mile radius of Boise City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Boise State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,811/yr) for geology students, with Treasure Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,355/yr.