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North Idaho College Overview

North Idaho College is a public institution located 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?

1,359 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NIC.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% 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.

NIC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is North Idaho College?

Location of North Idaho College

Contact details for NIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-2199
Phone: 208-769-3300
Website: www.nic.edu/

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?

36% Take Out Loans
17.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NIC, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $3,840 a year. That adds up to $15,360 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NIC is 17.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

North Idaho College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,080 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,270 undergraduate students at NIC, with 2,080 being full-time and 3,190 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NIC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,080 full-time undergraduates at NIC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NIC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NIC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 145
White 1,638
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 224

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

1,029 Took All Classes Online
3,059 Took At Least One Class Online
2.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,059 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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NIC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at North Idaho College was 2.7%. This is the #1,844 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NIC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NIC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 14%
Liberal Arts General Studies 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NIC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NIC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #453
Liberal Arts General Studies #453

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 0 280 454 734
Nursing 0 55 0 55
Business Administration & Management 0 42 0 42
Design & Applied Arts 0 18 22 40
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 16 23 39
Computer Programming 0 18 14 32
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 15 0 30
Business Support & Assistant Services 16 2 11 29
Communication & Media Studies 0 11 16 27
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 20 3 23
Social Work 0 23 0 23
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 18 18
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 9 8 17
Precision Metal Working 0 6 11 17
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 15 0 15
Computer Science 0 14 0 14
General Psychology 0 13 0 13
Computer Software & Applications 0 7 5 12
Accounting 0 10 0 10
Carpentry 0 0 10 10
General Education 0 10 0 10
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 7 3 10
Human Development & Family Studies 0 5 5 10
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 10 10
Hospitality Management 0 8 1 9
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 8 8
Mechanical Engineering Technology 6 1 1 8
Engineering Science 0 8 0 8
General Business/Commerce 4 3 0 7
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 2 5 7
Culinary Arts 0 2 5 7
Building Management & Inspection 0 5 0 5
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 5 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 5
American Sign Language 0 4 0 4
Legal Support Services 0 4 0 4
Music 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 2 3
History 0 3 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 3
Chemistry 0 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 3
General Biology 0 2 0 2
General English Literature 0 2 0 2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 2 0 2
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 2 0 2
Anthropology 0 2 0 2
Sociology 0 2 0 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 2 0 2
Botany/Plant Biology 0 1 0 1
Zoology 0 1 0 1
Journalism 0 1 0 1
Information Technology 0 0 1 1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 1 0 1
Mathematics 0 1 0 1
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 1 0 1
Physics 0 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 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
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 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
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 681 636 1,359

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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