Ilisagvik College

Tel: (907)852-3333
  • 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 243 students (17% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 59%.
  • Ilisagvik College is the only community colleges within North Slope County, AK.
  • The nearest community college is Charter College-Anchorage (722.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Ilisagvik College(AK) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty23 staff23 staff
Ilisagvik College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 243 has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has grown by 39% over five years.
Total Enrollment243 students243 students
Ilisagvik College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:125:1
Ilisagvik College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students41 students41 students
Ilisagvik College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students202 students202 students
Ilisagvik College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ilisagvik College Enrollment Breakdown AK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Ilisagvik College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Ilisagvik College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Ilisagvik College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Ilisagvik College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Ilisagvik College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Ilisagvik College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Ilisagvik College Hawaiian (2011-2016)
Ilisagvik College Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.680.71
Ilisagvik College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Ilisagvik College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,500$32,500

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,340 is equal to the state average of $3,340. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,340 is equal to the state average of $3,340. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,340$3,340
Ilisagvik College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,340$3,340
Ilisagvik College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%57%
Ilisagvik College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$13,875
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,334
Source: 2016 (or 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
    3,267 students | 722.70 Mi2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120
    Anchorage AK  99508
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Did You Know?
For Alaska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,340 per year for in-state students and $3,340 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,532 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alaska community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Alaska is Charter College-Anchorage. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.