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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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