Northwest Indian College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,382
43.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,556
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
555
65.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
9.52%
2 Graduates

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 (29 degrees awarded), Environmental Science (9 degrees), and General Human Services (8 degrees).

In 2020, 132 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Indian College. 78.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (122 degrees), 15.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Indian College is $6,382, which is $2,872 more than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,510).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Indian College is $6,382, which is $2,872 more than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,510).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,556.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students attending Northwest Indian College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,382
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwest Indian College was $6,382. The cost of tuition at Northwest Indian College is $2,872 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,510).

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Average Net Price

$6,556
2020 Value
23.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwest Indian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,556. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwest Indian College grew by 23.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,860
Room and Board
$1,032
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Indian College was of $7,860 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,032. The cost of room and board increased by 7.82% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Northwest Indian College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.74% with respect to 2019, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Northwest Indian College has a total enrollment of 555 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Indian College is 366 students and the part-time enrollment is 189. This means that 65.9% of students enrolled at Northwest Indian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Indian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.39% Hispanic or Latino, 6.67% Two or More Races, 4.5% White, 1.08% Black or African American, 0.541% Asian, and 0.541% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Indian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (55.5%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (27.3%) and Two or More Races 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

65.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Indian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 555 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Indian College is 366 and the part-time enrollment is 189. This means that 65.9% of students enrolled at Northwest Indian College are enrolled full-time compared with 51.4% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
2020 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 46%. 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
    434
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    41
  3. Two or More Races
    37

The enrolled student population at Northwest Indian College is 78.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.39% Hispanic or Latino, 6.67% Two or More Races, 4.5% White, 1.08% Black or African American, 0.541% Asian, and 0.541% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Tribal Colleges is 79.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.6% White, and 1.99% Two or More Races.

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Graduates

In 2020, 76 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 (122 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Indian College is General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Science (9 degrees) and General Human Services (8 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (27 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (3 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 (153,841 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (131,702 people), Other managers (81,566 people), Education administrators (40,358 people), and Social & community service managers (36,918 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (27 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Human Sciences (8 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (45 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (27 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Human Sciences (8 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (45 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 (273,621 people), Individual & family services (120,880 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (101,228 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (98,799 people), and Outpatient care centers (65,906 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (27 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Human Sciences (8 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (45 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. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Indian College was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

28
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
104
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Indian College, which is 0.269 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (104).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Indian College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.5 times less than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Indian College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 2 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (10%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Indian College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (10% graduation rate). Across all Tribal Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 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
    122 degrees awarded
  2. White
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Indian College is american indian or alaska native (122 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    95 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    27 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Indian College is american indian or alaska native female (95 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (27 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Indian College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $250k (NaNk%), compared to the 3.29% average return ($98.8k on $3M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2020, Northwest Indian College had a total salary expenditure of $18.2M. 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 (15), Male No academic ranks(11), 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 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.12M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northwest Indian College received $5.12M 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
2020 Salaries
0%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northwest Indian College paid a median of $4.64M in salaries, which represents 25.5% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 0% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 57% decline from 2018 and a 15.7% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Tribal Colleges is 3.94M (37.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.14M
Instructional Salaries
26
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwest Indian College paid a total of $1.14M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $918k (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 2020, 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 2020, 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 30 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Indian College was Female No academic rank with 15 employees, and Male No academic rank with 11 employees.

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