Northwest Indian College

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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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