Northwest Indian College Demographics & Diversity

Bellingham, Washington

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Northwest Indian College are mostly American Indian/Alaskan with a small Multiracial population. The school has very low racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Northwest Indian College is designated as a Tribal College or University (TCU) - a college which fosters American Indian culture, languages, and traditions. The college is highly inclusive of Native American students.

Racial demographics of Northwest Indian College students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 0%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 87%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 6%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 92% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwest Indian College with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northwest Indian College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwest Indian College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Northwest Indian College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 183
Women 352

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Northwest Indian College serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 74 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwest Indian College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 74%
Out of State 25%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,041 per year

71% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 63.8%
Part time Undergrads 19.1%

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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