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Salish Kootenai College Overview

Salish Kootenai College is a public institution located in Pablo, Montana. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of SKC.

What Is Salish Kootenai College Known For?

220 Undergraduate Awards
$16,074 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Students at SKC may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The 2% student loan default rate at SKC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SKC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average SKC student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Salish Kootenai 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 SKC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Geological & Earth Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Salish Kootenai College?

Location of Salish Kootenai College

Contact details for SKC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 58138 Us Highway 93, Pablo, MT 59855
Phone: 406-275-4931

How Do I Get Into SKC?

You can apply to SKC online at:

Since Salish Kootenai College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Salish Kootenai College?

$16,074 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SKC is $16,074. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SKC, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $3,574 a year. That adds up to $14,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SKC is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Salish Kootenai College Undergraduate Student Diversity

558 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 690 undergraduate students at SKC, with 558 being full-time and 132 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 558 full-time undergraduates at SKC, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SKC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Salish Kootenai College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SKC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 110
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 442

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Salish Kootenai College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Salish Kootenai College

0 Took All Classes Online
128 Took At Least One Class Online
-32.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 128 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of SKC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Salish Kootenai College was -32.3%. This is the #2,734 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SKC 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%.

Salish Kootenai College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Dental Support Services 22 0 29 0 51
Nursing 0 21 0 10 31
Business Administration & Management 0 22 2 4 28
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 7 0 15 22
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 0 2 11
Ground Transportation 0 0 11 0 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 8 2 0 10
Forestry 0 9 0 0 9
Wildlife Management 0 2 0 6 8
General Psychology 0 6 0 2 8
Social Work 0 0 0 6 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 4 0 4
Mental & Social Health Services 0 4 0 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 4 0 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 0 2 3
Historic Preservation 0 2 0 1 3
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 0 2
Homeland Security 0 0 2 0 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 1 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 1 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 22 98 51 49 220


*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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