Salish Kootenai College

Salish Kootenai College

Salish Kootenai College, located in Pablo, Montana, is a tribally controlled college. Commonly referred to as SKC, the Salish Kootenai College was chartered in 1977 by the Confederated Kootenai and Salish Tribes. Prior to 1978, SKC was a branch campus of the Flathead Valley Community College. It was established as a separate entity in the year 1981. The campus of the college is spread across an area of 100 acres.

Salish Kootenai College offers associate's and bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of study such as nursing, business technology, social work, and environmental science. Several certificate programs are also available.

Salish Kootenai College's sports teams are nicknamed the Bisons. The students participate in sports including basketball. The college also supports various clubs and organizations such as the SKC AISES, and Student Senate.

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Salish Kootenai College
58138 US Highway 93
Pablo , MT 59855
General Phone: (406) 275-4800

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Salish Kootenai College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30registered nursing
Transportation14construction equipment operation
Office and Administration13administrative assistant
Education and Teaching13education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Business and Management13business management
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental science, forest technology
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science
Family and Social Work10social work
Medical Support and Technology9dental assistant
Liberal Arts5Native American studies, general studies
Medical Administration5medical office assistant
Therapy and Counseling5psychology, substance abuse counseling
Construction Trades3carpentry

Number of programs and degrees for Salish Kootenai College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree6514
Bachelor's degree359
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years437

Salish Kootenai College Student Body

Salish Kootenai College is a tribal college.

In 2007-2008, Salish Kootenai College had a total enrollment of 1,040 students (750 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 22%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 73%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 14%
20-21 13%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 11%
65+ 1%

Salish Kootenai College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 45 %
Part-Time 27 %

Salish Kootenai College Room and Board (2007)

Salish Kootenai College offers campus housing for 199 of its 750 (full-time) students.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Salish Kootenai College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,613
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,329
Room and board $ 6,975
Room charge $ 2,250
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Salish Kootenai College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2143400)

Salish Kootenai College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3134

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year6$30,7927$41,151
No academic rankcalendar year2*3$34,884
All faculty totalcalendar year8$30,53710$39,271

*: 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 year25$42,48327$42,745
No academic rankacademic year1*5$29,124
All faculty totalacademic year26$41,78132$40,617

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

Salish Kootenai College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forest Technology/Technician

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
General Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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