Public 4 Year

Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Washington

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Northwest Indian College overview
Location Bellingham, Washington
Online nwic.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Northwest Indian College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Northwest Indian College, located in Bellingham, Washington, is a tribal institution that serves a predominately Native American student body. Founded in 1983, it has grown from a small tribal community college into a comprehensive institution offering a range of academic programs, with a particular emphasis on Native environmental science, public and tribal administration, and Native studies. The college provides a serene campus environment nestled in a rural area, approximately 20 miles south of the Canadian border and about 90 miles north of Seattle. The academic profile of Northwest Indian College is characterized by an openly accessible admissions policy, catering to the educational and cultural preservation needs of the Pacific Northwest tribes. On-campus housing facilities are available to accommodate the residential needs of students. While Northwest Indian College is not particularly renowned for its athletic programs, it places a strong emphasis on cultural enrichment and the preservation of the traditions and values of its Native student population.

Northwest Indian College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  454 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 189 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $3,564 plus fees of $405.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Northwest Indian College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,032
Other Fees$405
Room and Board $5,500
Budget for Other Expenses$3,450
Total One Year Cost$13,951

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$26,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwest Indian College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 77%
Ethnic Studies 13%
Natural Resources Conservation 4%
Education 1%
General Studies 1%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=380377 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Indian College.

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