North Idaho College

1000 West Garden Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Tel: (208)769-3300
6,049 students
Public institution
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 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 higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 10%.
North Idaho College is the only community colleges within Kootenai County, ID.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley (19.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 265 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
North Idaho College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 265 staff
59 staff
North Idaho College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,049 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,049 students
1,282 students
North Idaho College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
22:1
North Idaho College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,068 students
810 students
North Idaho College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,981 students
1,017 students
North Idaho College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
North Idaho College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
North Idaho College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
North Idaho College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
North Idaho College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
12%
North Idaho College Black (2008-2013)
% White
82%
57%
North Idaho College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
3%
North Idaho College Unknown (2006-2013)
North Idaho 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. 0.13 0.53
North Idaho College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,982 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,654 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,982 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,654 $10,294
North Idaho College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 189 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
North Idaho College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $3,498 per year for in-state students and $7,271 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $8,077 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 0.18, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Idaho is Carrington College-Boise. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.