North Slope County Community Colleges

In North Slope County, Alaska, you can find 1 community college serving 225 students.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority American).
The student:teacher ratio of 0:1 is less than the state average of 15:1.

North Slope County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • BarrowIlisagvik College
    Public
    Narl Facility
    BarrowAK99723
    (907)852-3333
    225 students
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Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Federal Student Loans – Unavailable at 20% of Community Colleges
Although a community college education is inexpensive when compared to tuition and fees at a four-year institution, some students still need financial assistance to pay their education bills. Yet, some community colleges don’t participate in the federal student loan program, putting some students in a financial bind.