Northwest Indian College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,032

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,679

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

544

70.4% 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 (18 degrees awarded), Environmental Science (12 degrees), and Native American Studies (11 degrees).

In 2017, 149 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Indian College. 73.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were american indian or alaska native (143 degrees), 28.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Indian College is $4,032, which is $762 more than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,270).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Indian College is $4,032, which is $762 more than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,270).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,679.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,032

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwest Indian College was $4,032. The cost of tuition at Northwest Indian College is $762 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,270).

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Average Net Price

$8,679

2017 Value

138%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Indian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,679. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Indian College grew by 138%.

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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 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Northwest Indian College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.8% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Northwest Indian College has a total enrollment of 544 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Indian College is 383 students and the part-time enrollment is 161. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at Northwest Indian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Indian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.27% Two or More Races, 5.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% White, 2.02% Asian, 0.735% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Northwest Indian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority American Indian or Alaska Native Female (56.9%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (24.5%) and Two or More Races Female (5.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Indian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 544 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Indian College is 383 and the part-time enrollment is 161. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at Northwest Indian College are enrolled full-time compared with 57.9% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2017 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Tribal Colleges (57%), Northwest Indian 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

    433

  2. Two or More Races

    45

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28

The enrolled student population at Northwest Indian College is 79.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.27% Two or More Races, 5.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% White, 2.02% Asian, 0.735% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Tribal Colleges is 78.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 15.8% White, and 2.12% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1 students (0.184%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 71 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Indian College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Indian College are american indian or alaska native (143 degrees awarded). There were 28.6 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Indian College is General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Science (12 degrees) and Native American Studies (11 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 (12 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Human Sciences (10 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 (173,392 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (151,133 people), Other managers (75,116 people), Education administrators (40,716 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,177 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (8 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, Sales managers, Physicians, Financial managers, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (8 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 (276,634 people), Individual & family services (113,152 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (99,161 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (98,954 people), and Administration of human resource programs (67,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Indian College are Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (8 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. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Indian College was General Business Administration & Management with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 39

  2. 110

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Indian College, which is 0.355 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (110).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Indian College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.535 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Indian College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.87 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 29% of students graduating from Northwest Indian College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.

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 (68.1%).

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

    143 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Indian College is american indian or alaska native (143 degrees awarded). There were 28.6 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 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

    105 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male

    38 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Indian College is american indian or alaska native female (105 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (38 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Indian College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.5k (N/A%), compared to the 2.59% average return ($75.6k on $2.92M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2017, Northwest Indian College had a total salary expenditure of $19M. Northwest Indian College employs 29 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(14), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Indian College are: Management, with 41 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Northwest Indian College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Indian College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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. $4.51M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Indian College received $4.51M 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

$9.33M

2017 Salaries

16.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Indian College paid a median of $9.33M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($19M) and a 16.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.13% growth from 2015 and a 11.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Tribal Colleges is 4.36M (39.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.23M

Instructional Salaries

29

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Indian College paid a total of $1.23M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.01M (23.1%) for similar Tribal Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

41 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Indian College were No academic rank with 29 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Indian College were Management with 41 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 25 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Indian College was Female No academic rank with 15 employees, Male No academic rank with 14 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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