Public 2 Year

Ilisagvik College

Barrow, Alaska

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Ilisagvik College overview
Location Barrow, Alaska
Online ilisagvik.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Ilisagvik College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Ilisagvik College is a public community college located in Barrow, Alaska, which is officially known as Utqia?vik and holds the distinction of being the northernmost city in the United States. Established in 1986, the college became a separate entity in 1995, offering post-secondary academic and vocational education to the North Slope region. Ilisagvik College is located amidst a unique tundra landscape and caters to the higher education needs within an indigenous Iņupiat context. Their educational programs emphasize Iņupiaq and Arctic values, with particular strengths in Alaska Native Studies, Allied Health, and Business and Public Services programs. The college operates on an open admissions policy, providing broad access to post-secondary education. While the school does not offer traditional residential housing, it provides residential facilities for students during intensive cohort-based sessions or for those from outlying villages enrolled in full-time programs. Ilisagvik College does not emphasize intercollegiate athletics, focusing instead on community-engaged and culture-based education.

Ilisagvik College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  48 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 131 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,920 plus fees of $340.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Ilisagvik College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$340
Room and Board $13,000
Budget for Other Expenses$2,730
Total One Year Cost$21,790

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$26,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ilisagvik College students
Subject Percent of Class
Construction Trades 50%
Business 25%
Health Professions 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 6%
Transportation and Materials Moving 6%

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Last updated February 24, 2024