North Idaho College

Tel: (208)769-3311
  • 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 31:1.
  • 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 to North Idaho College is Spokane Community College (26.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 265 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
North Idaho College(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty265 staff265 staff
North Idaho College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of North Idaho College has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The North Idaho College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has grown by 138% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,049 students5,032 students
North Idaho College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:131:1
North Idaho College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,068 students2,051 students
North Idaho College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,981 students2,981 students
North Idaho College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Idaho College Enrollment Breakdown ID All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
North Idaho College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Idaho College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
North Idaho College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
North Idaho College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
North Idaho College Black (2010-2016)
% White
North Idaho College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
North Idaho College Hawaiian (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
North Idaho College Ethnicity Breakdown ID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.320.34
North Idaho College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
North Idaho College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$30,000
North Idaho College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,214 is less than the state average of $3,469. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,966 is less than the state average of $8,017. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,214$3,469
North Idaho College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,966$8,017
North Idaho College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
North Idaho College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,750$11,375
North Idaho College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,888$5,500
North Idaho College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketball, Cheering,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or 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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For Idaho public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,469 per year for in-state students and $8,017 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $8,217 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Idaho community colleges have a diversity score of 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Idaho is College of Western Idaho. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.