Northwest Indian College

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School Overview

Northwest Indian College is owned and operated by the Lummi tribe of Black Native Americans and is administered by its president, Cheryl Crazy Bull (a member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe of South Dakota). The college is located in Bellingham, Washington.

Established in 1973 as the Lummi Indian School of Agriculture, the college partnered with Lummi Community College in 1983 in order to provide its tribal members a more comprehensive education. In 1993, the college received regional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, at which time the college’s name was changed to Northwest Indian College. In 2008, the college received additional accreditation as a four-year, bachelor degree awarding higher education institution.

The primary mission of Northwest Indian Colleges is to provide education opportunities, including vocational, adult, and continuing education (including degrees and professional certificates) to meet the educational needs of tribal communities.

General Information

2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226-9217

General Information:(360) 676-2772
Website:www.nwic.edu
Institution Type:Public, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
AA/AS degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
BA/BS degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,361 (1,361 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,646 $2,646 $3,306 $3,720 +12.52%
Books and Supplies $896 $896 $950 $960 +1.05%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,550 $8,550 $8,400 $8,400 0.00%
Other $3,650 $3,650 $3,522 $3,522 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,100 $8,200 $8,300 $8,400 +1.20%
Other $3,522 $3,522 $3,522 $3,522 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,742 $15,742 $16,178 $16,602 +2.62%
In-state Off Campus $15,164 $15,264 $16,078 $16,602 +3.26%
In-state with Family $3,542 $3,542 $4,256 $4,680 +9.96%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 40 75%
Grant or scholarship aid 34 64% $136,361 $4,011
• Federal grants 33 62% $102,811 $3,115
• Pell grants 33 62% $96,811 $2,934
• Other federal grants 15 28% $6,000 $400
Local and state government scholarships or grants 20 38% $29,800 $1,490
Institutional scholarships or grants 11 21% $3,750 $341
Student loan financial aid 0 0% $0
• Federal student loans 0 0% $0
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2 90 3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 10 1
American Indian/native American Studies 10 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Casino Management
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 2
Hospitality Administration/management, General
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 2
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 34
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 34
Mechanics and Repairers, General
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/technician
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation 2 44
Environmental Science 2 44
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Crafts/craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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Northwest Indian College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(360) 676-2772
Website:www.nwic.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226-9217
Setting:41
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:579
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):0%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:303 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$4,407
Out-of-state Tuition:$4,407
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,287

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Northwest Indian College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northwest Indian College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services211
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Construction Trades1
Education1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Physical Sciences1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Grand total794

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Northwest Indian College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northwest Indian College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,407
Out-of-state$4,407
Books and supplies$1,032

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid6884%
Grant or scholarship aid6074%$5,287
Student loan aid00%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid50679%$9,613
Federal student loans00%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northwest Indian College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northwest Indian College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northwest Indian College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment579
Undergraduate enrollment579
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northwest Indian College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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