Salish Kootenai College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,988
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,893
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.17%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
716
79.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42.3%
11 Graduates

About

Salish Kootenai College is a higher education institution located in Lake County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Salish Kootenai College were General Psychology (8 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (6 degrees), and Social Work (4 degrees).

In 2020, 115 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salish Kootenai College. 76.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (76 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $2,988, which is $−522 less than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,510).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $2,988, which is $−522 less than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,510).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,893.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,988
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Salish Kootenai College was $2,988. The cost of tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $−522 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,510).

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Average Net Price

$5,893
2020 Value
28.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Salish Kootenai College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,893. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Salish Kootenai College grew by 28.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,020
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salish Kootenai College was of $7,020 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change 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

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Salish Kootenai College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.17%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Salish Kootenai College was 4.17%, which represents 6 out of the 144 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Salish Kootenai College has a total enrollment of 716 students. The full-time enrollment at Salish Kootenai College is 570 students and the part-time enrollment is 146. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salish Kootenai College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 22.9% White, 1.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.419% Asian, 0.279% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (51.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (27%) and White Female (13.7%). 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

79.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salish Kootenai College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 716 students. The full-time enrollment at Salish Kootenai College is 570 and the part-time enrollment is 146. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College are enrolled full-time compared with 51.4% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Salish Kootenai College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Tribal Colleges (50%), Salish Kootenai College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    538
  2. White
    164
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9

The enrolled student population at Salish Kootenai College is 75.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 22.9% White, 1.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.419% Asian, 0.279% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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, 61 more women than men received degrees from Salish Kootenai College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native (76 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Salish Kootenai College is General Psychology (8 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (6 degrees) and Social Work (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Salish Kootenai College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Psychology (19 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Registered nurses (1,426,301 people), Other managers (224,975 people), Physicians (205,025 people), Postsecondary teachers (195,343 people), and Medical & health services managers (187,011 people).

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Transportation (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Health (54 degrees), and Physical Sciences (3 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 Salish Kootenai College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Transportation (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Health (54 degrees), and Physical Sciences (3 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,653,421 people), Elementary & secondary schools (574,077 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (432,639 people), Outpatient care centers (367,103 people), and Offices of physicians (286,513 people).

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Transportation (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Health (54 degrees), and Physical Sciences (3 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 Salish Kootenai College.
Most Common
  1. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 6 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Salish Kootenai College was General Psychology with 8 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

27
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
88
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Salish Kootenai College, which is 0.307 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (88).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Salish Kootenai College in Construction, Heavy, & Earth-Moving Equipment Operation, which is 1.67 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Salish Kootenai College in Dental Assisting, which is 10.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 43% of students graduating from Salish Kootenai College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salish Kootenai College is Male and White (100% 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
    76 degrees awarded
  2. White
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native (76 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (35 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
    53 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    32 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native female (53 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (32 degrees).

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Operations

Salish Kootenai College has an endowment valued at nearly $15M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.7k (0.0247%), compared to the 3.29% average return ($98.8k on $3M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2020, Salish Kootenai College had a total salary expenditure of $23.3M. Salish Kootenai College employs 71 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Salish Kootenai College are Female Instructors (45), Male Instructors(26), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Service with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15M
2020 Endowment
1.12%
decline from 2019

Salish Kootenai College has an endowment valued at about $15M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Salish Kootenai College declined 1.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12M higher than than the median endowment of Tribal Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $14.1M - Federal
  2. $44.5k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Salish Kootenai College received $14.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $44.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.2M
2020 Salaries
0.0453%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Salish Kootenai College paid a median of $10.2M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($23.3M) and a 0.0453% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.255% growth from 2018 and a 4.82% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.3M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2020, Salish Kootenai College paid a total of $3.3M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College were Instructor with 71 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College were Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees; and Service with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College was Female Instructor with 45 employees, and Male Instructor with 26 employees.

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