Ilisagvik College

Tel: (907)852-3333
225 students
Public institution
Ilisagvik College provides quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Inupiat culture, values and traditions. It is dedicated to providing well educated and trained individuals who meet the human resource needs of North Slope Employers.
School Highlights
Ilisagvik College serves 225 students (20% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Ilisagvik College is the only community colleges within North Slope Borough County, AK.
The nearest community college is Charter College-Anchorage (722.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Ilisagvik College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 26 staff
61 staff
Ilisagvik College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 225 has declined by 31% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 225 students 1,315 students
Ilisagvik College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 45 students
815 students
Ilisagvik College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 180 students
1,061 students
Ilisagvik College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Ilisagvik College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Ilisagvik College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Ilisagvik College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Ilisagvik College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Ilisagvik College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Ilisagvik College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Ilisagvik College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Ilisagvik College Unknown (2007-2013)
% Non Resident races
Ilisagvik College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.59 0.70
Ilisagvik College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,740 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,940 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,740 $5,590
Ilisagvik College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,940 $10,086
Ilisagvik College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in the northernmost point of Alaska, Ilisagvik College is a two-year community college offering quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education aimed at matching workforce needs. We are dedicated to perpetuating and strengthening Inupiat (Eskimo) culture, language, values and traditions. The North Slope has undergone great changes since the establishment of the North Slope Borough in 1972. In 1986, the North Slope Borough created the North Slope Higher Education Center, a cooperative effort between the North Slope Borough and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The North Slope Higher Education Board and the North Slope Borough Assembly changed the institution\'s name to Arctic Sivunmun Ilisagvik College in 1991 to reflect its development into a community college. Arctic Sivunmun Ilisagvik College merged with the Mayor\'s Workforce Development Program in 1994, adding facilities and resources to support the growing number of vocational education opportunities available at the college. In 1995, the North Slope Borough established by ordinance the Ilisagvik College Corporation, an independent, public, non-profit corporation of the North Slope Borough with full power for governance of the college vested in the Board of Trustees. The Ilisagvik College campus is situated at what was originally the United States Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (NARL). In 1995 this site became the newly renovated main campus for Ilisagvik College through a lease with Ukpiagvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC). The main building on campus houses the residential center, Ilisaqtuat Tukkumaviat and a full-service cafeteria. This building also contains administrative offices, student services, and instructional administration and support. Also located on the main campus is a Recreation Center for students, faculty, and staff. The Heavy Truck, Industrial Safety, Associated Construction Trades, Academic Studies, Computer and Business classes are located in renovated Quonset huts on the main campus grounds. The college offers Associate of Arts Degree, Allied Health Program, Associate of Applied Science Degree, One-Year Certificate, Endorsements, Industry Certified Training and Adult Basic Education / GED. Ilisagvik College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Charter College-Anchorage
    Private for-profit
    2,230 students | 722.70 Mi2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120
    Anchorage, AK 99508
  • 471 students | 757.10 Mi303 Lowe Street
    Valdez, AK 99686
Did You Know?
For Alaska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,655 per year for in-state students and $4,255 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,700 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alaska community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Alaska is Prince William Sound Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.