Salish Kootenai College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,988
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,223
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.38%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
690
80.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
52.4%
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 Registered Nursing (10 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (9 degrees), and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (6 degrees).

In 2019, 220 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salish Kootenai College. 74.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (155 degrees), 2.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $2,988, which is $-438 less than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,426).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $2,988, which is $-438 less than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,426).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,223.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,988
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Salish Kootenai College was $2,988. The cost of tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $-438 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,426).

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Average Net Price

$8,223
2019 Value
0.183%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Salish Kootenai College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,223. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Salish Kootenai College grew by 0.183%.

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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 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.645% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Salish Kootenai College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.22% with respect to 2018, when 82% 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.
4.38%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Salish Kootenai College was 4.38%, which represents 6 out of the 137 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 690 students. The full-time enrollment at Salish Kootenai College is 558 students and the part-time enrollment is 132. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salish Kootenai College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 21.7% White, 1.59% Hispanic or Latino, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.29% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, 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 (50.5%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (28.3%) and White Female (14.3%). 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

80.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salish Kootenai College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 690 students. The full-time enrollment at Salish Kootenai College is 558 and the part-time enrollment is 132. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College are enrolled full-time compared with 55.5% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Salish Kootenai College was 65%. 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
    525
  2. White
    150
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11

The enrolled student population at Salish Kootenai College is 76.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 21.7% White, 1.59% Hispanic or Latino, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.29% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, 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 79.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.4% White, and 1.84% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 106 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 (155 degrees awarded). There were 2.46 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (63 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Salish Kootenai College is Registered Nursing (10 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (9 degrees) and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (6 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), and Physical Sciences (11 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 Salish Kootenai College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,475,707 people), Registered nurses (1,415,932 people), Secondary school teachers (505,889 people), Education administrators (262,006 people), and Postsecondary teachers (223,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), Health (100 degrees), and Education (25 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), Health (100 degrees), and Education (25 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 Salish Kootenai College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,836,970 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,582,915 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,590 people), Offices of physicians (267,996 people), and Outpatient care centers (266,240 people).

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), Health (100 degrees), and Education (25 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. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Salish Kootenai College was Registered Nursing with 10 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

57
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
163
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Salish Kootenai College, which is 0.35 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (163).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Salish Kootenai College in Construction, Heavy, & Earth-Moving Equipment Operation, which is 10 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Salish Kootenai College in Dental Assisting, which is 16 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% of students graduating from Salish Kootenai College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salish Kootenai College is Female and White (100% 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, 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
    155 degrees awarded
  2. White
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native (155 degrees awarded). There were 2.46 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (63 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
    112 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    50 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native female (112 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (50 degrees).

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Operations

Salish Kootenai College has an endowment valued at nearly $15.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.6k (0.208%), compared to the 6.93% average return ($175k on $2.53M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2019, Salish Kootenai College had a total salary expenditure of $23.3M. Salish Kootenai College employs 69 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Salish Kootenai College are Female Instructors (41), Male Instructors(28), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Management, with 22 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.2M
2019 Endowment
6.97%
growth from 2018

Salish Kootenai College has an endowment valued at about $15.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Salish Kootenai College grew 6.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.6M higher than than the median endowment of Tribal Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Tribal Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $13.2M - Federal
  2. $12.6k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Salish Kootenai College received $13.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.2M
2019 Salaries
0.255%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Salish Kootenai College paid a median of $10.2M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($23.3M) and a 0.255% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.82% growth from 2017 and a 2.61% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.42M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2019, Salish Kootenai College paid a total of $3.42M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College were Instructor with 69 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Management with 22 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College was Female Instructor with 41 employees, Male Instructor with 28 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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