Ilisagvik College

Overview of Ilisagvik College

Ilisagvik is in a quiet rural area, in Barrow, AK. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Ilisagvik earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at the school. The most common major fields study at Ilisagvik include business and management, construction trades, fine arts, science and laboratory technician.

Ilisagvik Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Ilisagvik does well in comparison to most schools.

Student Body

The school, in 2007-2008, had 439 students (80 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at Ilisagvik are minorities. Adults changing careers are relatively common at the school.

Student Life

Ilisagvik is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Ilisagvik makes available student meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Ilisagvik College provides quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Inupiat culture, values and traditions. It is dedicated to providing well educated and trained individuals who meet the human resource needs of North Slope Employers."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Ilisagvik

Ilisagvik College
Narl Facility
Barrow , AK 99723
General Phone: (907) 852-3333

Ilisagvik Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Construction Trades26construction, carpentry, electrician, pipefitting, plumbing, construction trades
Business and Management15business management, non-profit management, accounting technology
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology
Liberal Arts3Native American studies, Native American languages, liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology2health service and sciences, medical coding
Office and Administration2office management
Transportation1truck and bus driver
Fine Arts0crafts and folk art

Number of programs and degrees for Ilisagvik in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree117
Award of less than 1 academic year4414
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years05

Ilisagvik Student Body

Ilisagvik is a tribal college.

In 2007-2008, Ilisagvik had a total enrollment of 439 students (80 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 20%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 6%
American Indian 68%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 5%
20-21 5%
22-24 11%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 16%
50-64 20%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Ilisagvik Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 86 %

Ilisagvik Room and Board (2007)

Ilisagvik offers campus housing for 40 of its 80 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Barrow, Alaska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alaska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Ilisagvik Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,030
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,030
Room and board $ 10,600
Room charge $ 4,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 6,600
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,130

Financial Aid:
Ilisagvik participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3461300)

Ilisagvik Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year5$74,0473$72,686
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$71,2265$73,560

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ilisagvik Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General
Construction Trades, Other
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Fine Arts
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Languages, Lit and Linguistics
American Indian/Native American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Ilisagvik Highlights

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What Sets Ilisagvik Apart:

% students 40 years or older
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% of degrees in construction trades
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Ilisagvik Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Ilisagvik % of degrees in fine arts
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Ilisagvik Male % of student body
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Ilisagvik Minority % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Ilisagvik % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Ilisagvik % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Ilisagvik Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 19%Ilisagvik Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 20%Ilisagvik Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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