North Idaho College

1000 West Garden Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Tel: (208)769-3311
6,049 students
Public institution
  • Founded in 1933, North Idaho College is a comprehensive community college located on the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur Alene. NIC offers more than 80 degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer, professional-technical, and general education programs to more than 4,856 credit students and 7,595 non-credit students each year.
School Highlights
North Idaho College serves 6,049 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 19%.
North Idaho College is the only community colleges within Kootenai County, ID.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley (19.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 265 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
North Idaho College (ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 265 staff 214 staff
North Idaho College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 6,049 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has grown by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,049 students 6,049 students
North Idaho College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 36:1
North Idaho College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,068 students 2,402 students
North Idaho College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,981 students 2,981 students
North Idaho College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
North Idaho College Enrollment Breakdown ID All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
189 544
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
North Idaho College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
1%
1%
North Idaho College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
4%
8%
North Idaho College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
1%
North Idaho College Black (2009-2014)
% White
82%
81%
North Idaho College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
North Idaho College Hawaiian (2013-2014)
% Unknown races
8%
4%
North Idaho College Ethnicity Breakdown ID All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.32 0.34
North Idaho College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,846 is more than the state average of $3,640. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,534 is more than the state average of $7,200. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,846 $3,640
North Idaho College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,534 $7,200
North Idaho College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91% 91%
North Idaho College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketball, Cheering,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,
Wrestling
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1933, North Idaho College is a comprehensive community college located on the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
  • NIC offers more than 80 degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer, professional-technical, and general education programs. Approximately 4,856 students are enrolled in credit classes and more than 7,595 participate annually in non-credit courses. NIC operates with an open-door admissions policy to meet the needs of individuals with divergent interests and abilities. NIC also plays a key role in economic development by preparing competent, trained employees for area businesses, industries, and governmental agencies.
  • NIC's five-county service area spans more than 7,000 square miles. The college serves this vast region through outreach centers in Bonners Ferry, Kellogg, and Ponderay, as well as through an extensive array of Internet and interactive video conferencing courses. As one of three community colleges in the state, North Idaho College works to provide a variety of career pathways for students from fast-paced, one-credit classes to certificates and transfer degrees.
  • NIC works closely with the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho State University, and Boise State University to provide transfer options for students. NIC offers a variety of student government and club opportunities for students with a wide range of interests and is known nationally for its competitive athletics programs.
  • NIC is located amid the four-season beauty of North Idaho's world-famous recreation area. Outdoor activities include skiing, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, backpacking, camping, swimming, and the ever-popular studying on the beach.
  • NIC's campus lies within the city limits of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a lakeside city with a growing population of 38,388 residents. Metropolitan amenities are close by with Spokane, Washington, a city of 195,695, just 30 minutes away and a Spokane - Coeur d'Alene metropolitan area of more than 700,000.

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Did You Know?
For Idaho public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,640 per year for in-state students and $7,200 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $3,770 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Idaho 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Idaho is College of Western Idaho. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.