• 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 233 students (21% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 7:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 233 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,340
  • Out-state tuition: $3,340
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 85 teachers has grown by 254% over five years.
Ilisagvik College
(AK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Tribal Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
85 staff
20 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ilisagvik College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Ilisagvik College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
233 students
233 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
7:1
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# Full-Time Students
48 students
48 students
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# Part-Time Students
185 students
185 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
139 students
n/a
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
48 students
48 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
185 students
185 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
52 students
52 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
69%
35%
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% Asian
6%
7%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
1%
n/a
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% White
13%
50%
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% Hawaiian
7%
2%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score
0.50
0.62
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
23%
23%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.14%
0.14%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) (Year 2013)
$32,500
$32,500

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,340 is equal to the state average of $3,340. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% 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 declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,340
$3,340
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,340
$3,340
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
73%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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).

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How much does Ilisagvik College cost?

Ilisagvik College's tuition is approximately $3,340 for In-State students and $3,340 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 233 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,340
  • Out-state tuition: $3,340
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alaska community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Alaska is Prince William Sound Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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