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North Idaho College Overview

North Idaho College is a public institution situated in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is North Idaho College Known For?

1,385 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at NIC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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North Idaho College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NIC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Heavy Equipment Maintenance Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Social Work Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Computer Programming Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NIC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Humanities Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#29 Highest Paid Health/Medical Prep Programs Graduates College Factual
#59 Highest Paid Medical/Clinical Assistant Graduates College Factual

Where Is North Idaho College?

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Contact details for NIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-2199
Phone: 208-769-3300

How Do I Get Into NIC?

You can apply to NIC online at: https://www.nic.edu/future/

As long as you submit the requested materials to North Idaho College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford North Idaho College?

32% Take Out Loans
14.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NIC, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $4,148 a year. That adds up to $16,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NIC is 14.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

North Idaho College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,790 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,737 undergraduate students at NIC, with 1,790 being full-time and 2,947 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,790 full-time undergraduates at NIC, 46% are male and 54% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of North Idaho College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 122
White 1,435
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 188

Over 9 countries are represented at NIC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Australia.

Online Learning at North Idaho College

2,733 Took All Classes Online
3,798 Took At Least One Class Online
45.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,798 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NIC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of NIC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at North Idaho College was 45.8%. This is the #607 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at NIC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

North Idaho College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 290 476 766
Nursing 0 61 0 61
Business Support & Assistant Services 49 2 6 57
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 28 18 46
Business Administration & Management 0 30 0 30
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 7 0 29
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 14 12 26
Communication & Media Studies 17 7 0 24
Design & Applied Arts 0 9 15 24
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 23 23
Social Work 0 23 0 23
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 4 18 22
Computer Programming 0 8 11 19
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 3 7 5 15
Precision Metal Working 0 8 7 15
General Psychology 0 15 0 15
General Business/Commerce 5 8 0 13
Mechanical Engineering Technology 11 1 1 13
Accounting 0 11 1 12
General Education 0 11 0 11
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 11 0 11
Human Development & Family Studies 5 6 0 11
Engineering Science 0 10 0 10
Information Technology 0 6 3 9
Culinary Arts 0 2 7 9
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 8 8
Computer Science 0 7 0 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 3 7
Allied Health Professions 0 6 0 6
American Sign Language 0 5 0 5
Sociology 0 5 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 4 0 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 0 2 2 4
General English Literature 0 4 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 3 0 3
Legal Support Services 0 3 0 3
Outdoor Education 0 3 0 3
Anthropology 0 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 3
Hospitality Management 0 2 0 2
Journalism 0 2 0 2
Building Management & Inspection 0 2 0 2
Carpentry 0 0 2 2
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 2 0 2
Philosophy 0 2 0 2
General Biology 0 1 0 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 1 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 1 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 0 1
History 0 1 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 1
Physics 0 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 1
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0
Zoology 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 116 651 618 1,385

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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