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North Idaho College Photo #1 - North Idaho College (NIC) is a comprehensive community college located on the stunning shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
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North Idaho College Photo #1 - North Idaho College (NIC) is a comprehensive community college located on the stunning shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
North Idaho College Photo #2 - NIC has a stunning campus and landscaping, which adds to its lakeside beauty. NIC is honored annually as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
North Idaho College Photo #3 - NIC's Yap-Keehn-Um beach is situated along Lake Coeur d'Alene and Spokane River. It offers beach rentals, a dock, sand volleyball courts, and lots of room for fun in the sun.
North Idaho College Photo #4 - North Idaho College sits on land that has a rich history. From the time when the Coeur d'Alene Tribe used these lands as a gathering place, through the U.S. Army's use of the pristine land for a fort, through the current use as an educational facility, this special place on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
North Idaho College Photo #5 - Christianson gymnasium is the home of the NIC Cardinals. NIC offers basketball, soccer, golf, wrestling, volleyball, softball, and cheerleading.
North Idaho College Photo #6 - The state-of-the-art Meyer Health and Sciences Building is home to NIC's Health Professions, Nursing Division, and Natural Sciences Division. Its amenities include simulation labs, an virtual anatomatage table, and radiography C-Arm.
North Idaho College Photo #7 - NIC is one of the few community colleges nationwide that offer campus housing. The Residence Hall, opened for occupancy in September 2002, provides modern, comfortable accommodations for 198 students.
North Idaho College Photo #8 - The Schuler Performing Arts Center located in Boswell Hall, is home to NIC music and theatre performances as well as many community and touring events.
North Idaho College Photo #9 - NIC's Student Wellness and Recreation (SWRC) offers programs to the NIC campus community through three programs; Group Fitness, Outdoor Pursuits, and Recreational Sports. Access to the SWRC is included in full-time student fees.
North Idaho College Photo #10 - NIC is a walking campus with easy access to buildings and parking lots, even in winter. The college is just a short walk to downtown Coeur d'Alene and the CdA Resort. This region offers outdoor adventures in both summer and winter -- all just a short drive away.
  • 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 5,068 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,068 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,214
  • Out-state tuition: $7,966
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 691 teachers has grown by 117% over five years.
North Idaho College
(ID) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
691 staff
339 staff
This chart display total faculty of North Idaho College and community college average number of faculty in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of North Idaho College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The North Idaho College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,068 students
4,939 students
This chart display the total enrollment of North Idaho College and community college average number of enrollment of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
15:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of North Idaho College and community college average student staff ratio of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
1,950 students
1,821 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,118 students
3,118 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of North Idaho College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of North Idaho College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of ID.
Total Dormitory Capacity
198 students
544 students
This chart display the dormitory capacity of North Idaho College and the community college average dormitory capacity of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in North Idaho College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in North Idaho College and the percentage of Asian community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in North Idaho College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in North Idaho College and the percentage of Black community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
78%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in North Idaho College and the percentage of White community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in North Idaho College and the percentage of Hawaiian community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in North Idaho College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
8%
% Unknown races
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Idaho College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ID.
Diversity Score
0.38
0.50
This chart display the diversity score of North Idaho College and the community college average diversity score of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
27%
27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of North Idaho College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of ID by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,900
$30,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of North Idaho College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of ID by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,214 is less than the state average of $3,634. The in-state tuition has declined by 30% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,966 is more than the state average of $7,627. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,214
$3,634
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of North Idaho College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,966
$7,627
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of North Idaho College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
84%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in North Idaho College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in ID by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,000
$11,999
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in North Idaho College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in ID by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in North Idaho College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in ID by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
96%
SAT Reading
n/a
515
SAT Math
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
22

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
American Indian Student Alliance, Aspiring Artists Club, Business Professionals of America, Cardinal Geology Club, Computer Science and Technology Club, LDSSA - Institute Club, NIC Student Nurses Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Publications Club, Theater Club, TRiO Club, Veterans Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Cardinal Chamber Ensemble, Cardinal Choral, Cardinal Pep Band, Cardinal Singers, Cardinal Voices, NIC Jazz Band, Theatre program - Open Calls, Wind Symphony

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Climbing Wall, Group Fitness Program, Outdoor Pursuits, Rec Sports Team Sports/Activities, Student Wellness & Recreation Center
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,068 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,214
  • Out-state tuition: $7,966
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Idaho public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,634 per year for in-state students and $7,627 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $3,950 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Idaho community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Idaho is Stevens-Henager College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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