Northwest Indian College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,435
10% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,616
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
594
61.6% Full-Time

About

Northwest Indian College is a higher education institution located in Whatcom County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Indian College were General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees awarded), Environmental Science (11 degrees), and Native American Studies (7 degrees).

In 2019, 125 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Indian College. 73.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (119 degrees), 29.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Indian College is $4,435, which is $1,009 more than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,426).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Indian College is $4,435, which is $1,009 more than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,426).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,616.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,435
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northwest Indian College was $4,435. The cost of tuition at Northwest Indian College is $1,009 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,426).

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Average Net Price

$8,616
2019 Value
71.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwest Indian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,616. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwest Indian College grew by 71.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,290
Room and Board
$1,032
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Indian College was of $7,290 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,032. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Northwest Indian College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.8% with respect to 2018, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Northwest Indian College has a total enrollment of 594 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Indian College is 366 students and the part-time enrollment is 228. This means that 61.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Indian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Indian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% Two or More Races, 3.2% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.505% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.337% Asian.

Students enrolled at Northwest Indian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (55.2%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Indian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 594 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Indian College is 366 and the part-time enrollment is 228. This means that 61.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Indian College are enrolled full-time compared with 55.5% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwest Indian College was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Tribal Colleges (50%), Northwest Indian College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    440
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    38
  3. Two or More Races
    36

The enrolled student population at Northwest Indian College is 74.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% Two or More Races, 3.2% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.505% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.337% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Tribal Colleges is 79.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.4% White, and 1.84% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 59 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Indian College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Indian College is american indian or alaska native (119 degrees awarded). There were 29.8 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Indian College is General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Science (11 degrees) and Native American Studies (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Indian College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Social workers, all other (171,598 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (112,422 people), Other managers (84,979 people), Education administrators (40,610 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (35,960 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), and Human Sciences (4 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), and Human Sciences (4 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Elementary & secondary schools (274,650 people), Individual & family services (123,650 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (100,417 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (94,187 people), and Outpatient care centers (71,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), and Human Sciences (4 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Indian College.
Most Common
  1. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Indian College was General Business Administration & Management with 25 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

33
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
92
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Indian College, which is 0.359 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (92).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Indian College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.343 times less than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Indian College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 2.92 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Indian College is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Tribal Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    119 degrees awarded
  2. White
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Indian College is american indian or alaska native (119 degrees awarded). There were 29.8 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    90 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    29 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Indian College is american indian or alaska native female (90 degrees awarded). There were 3.1 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (29 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Indian College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $250k (NaNk%), compared to the 6.93% average return ($175k on $2.53M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2019, Northwest Indian College had a total salary expenditure of $18.7M. Northwest Indian College employs 26 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Indian College are Female No academic ranks (16), Male No academic ranks(10), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Indian College are: Management, with 43 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Northwest Indian College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Indian College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Tribal Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.37M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Northwest Indian College received $4.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.64M
2019 Salaries
57%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Northwest Indian College paid a median of $4.64M in salaries, which represents 24.8% of their overall expenditure ($18.7M) and a 57% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.7% growth from 2017 and a 16.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Tribal Colleges is 3.95M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.13M
Instructional Salaries
26
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwest Indian College paid a total of $1.13M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $920k (23.3%) for similar Tribal Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
43 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Indian College were No academic rank with 26 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Indian College were Management with 43 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Indian College was Female No academic rank with 16 employees, Male No academic rank with 10 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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