Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, WA, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Northwest Indian College is a tribal institution on the Lummi Indian Reservation and the only accredited tribal college serving Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. As an institution dedicated to the study of Native cultures, NIC offers four bachelor’s degree programs in subjects such as Native Studies Leadership, Tribal Governance, and Native Environmental Space. NIC’s enrollment draws from a number of Native traditions and over 90 tribes are represented in the college’s student body. Outside of the classroom, NIC fields athletic teams in men’s and women’s basketball.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
579
Total Number of Undergrads
579
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$5,580
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,407
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$4,407
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$4,950
Books and Supplies
$1032

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,287
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,044
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$765

Student Loans

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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$26,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
I loved the students and staff because of support and comfort. I did not like the online book store and Tulalips Tribes mail system. Some in the beginning of registration, I would be late to register because of the wrong classes for degree program.
Tulalip Wa
Northwest Indian College is great for students who are looking to learn more about their heritage. It is also a great school for Natives looking to get an education that they can use in their tribes. Lastly is great for students who like smaller classrooms.
Shoshaunee from Ferndale, WA

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