North Idaho College

North Idaho College

North Idaho College, also known as NIC, is a comprehensive community college located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The college was established in 1933 and it enrolls more than 4,000 students. NIC offers an array of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It also provides several professional-technical, and workforce training programs. The campus is spread across 45 acres and the college operates sites throughout the northern counties. The classes are conducted through the Internet as well as a network of interactive video-based classrooms.

NIC's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams which are nicknamed the Cardinals. The teams compete in a wide variety of sports such as basketball, cheerleading, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.

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North Idaho College
1000 West Garden Avenue
Coeur d'Alene , ID 83814-2199
General Phone: (208) 769-3300

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North Idaho College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts173Native American studies, foreign language and literature, English, general studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Mechanics and Repair43HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, motorcycle mechanic
Business and Management43business management, accounting, accounting technology, entrepreneurship
Education and Teaching19education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching
Production Trades19machinist, welding
Engineering Technician17electronics tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Family and Social Work16child development, child care provider, social work
Medical Support and Technology13pharmacy tech, mental health services tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts12chef training
Construction Trades11carpentry
Media11communication studies, journalism
Computer Science and Engineering9computer applications programming, computer science
Therapy and Counseling8psychology, physical therapy
Engineering8engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering
Medical Administration7medical transcription, medical office assistant, medical billing, medical secretary
Office and Administration6administrative assistant, general office occupations
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Medicine4pre-med, pre-veterinary, health professions
Science4biology, botany, bacteriology, zoology, physical sciences, chemistry, geology
Law3pre-law, legal secretary, legal assistant
Design3graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science, forestry
Landscaping and Horticulture1landscaping
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Fine Arts0fine arts studies

Number of programs and degrees for North Idaho College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree39770
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12922

North Idaho College Student Body

In 2007-2008, North Idaho College had a total enrollment of 4,650 students (2,848 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 25%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 30%
20-21 14%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 2%

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

State unknown1%

North Idaho College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 34 %

North Idaho College Room and Board (2007)

North Idaho College offers campus housing for 202 of its 2,848 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Idaho Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

North Idaho College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,246
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,798
Room and board $ 5,680
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,750

Financial Aid:
North Idaho College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 162300)

North Idaho College Faculty

North Idaho College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$69,1035$63,510
All faculty totalcalendar year4$69,1035$63,510

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year69$51,99975$51,126
All faculty totalacademic year69$51,99975$51,126

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

North Idaho College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports345387

North Idaho College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forestry, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Development
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physical Sciences
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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North Idaho College Highlights

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What Sets North Idaho College Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%North Idaho College Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%North Idaho College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%North Idaho College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%North Idaho College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%North Idaho College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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