Salish Kootenai College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,988
2022 Average Net Price
$6,890
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
619
75% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.3%
16 Graduates

About

Salish Kootenai College is a higher education institution located in Lake County, MT. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Salish Kootenai College were Registered Nursing (18 degrees awarded), General Psychology (7 degrees), and Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (5 degrees).

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salish Kootenai College. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (92 degrees), 2.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $2,988, which is $−612 less than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,600).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $2,988, which is $−612 less than the national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,600).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,890.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Salish Kootenai College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,988
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Salish Kootenai College was $2,988. The cost of tuition at Salish Kootenai College is $−612 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Tribal Colleges ($3,600).

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Average Net Price

$6,890
2022 Value
13.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Salish Kootenai College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,890. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Salish Kootenai College grew by 13.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,020
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salish Kootenai College was of $7,020 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Salish Kootenai College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.33% with respect to 2021, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
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2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Salish Kootenai College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 110 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Salish Kootenai College had a total enrollment of 619 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Salish Kootenai College is 464 students and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salish Kootenai College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 24.2% White, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.646% Asian, and 0.646% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (54.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (24.4%) and White Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (52.4%), followed by White Female (28.6%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salish Kootenai College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 619 students. The full-time enrollment at Salish Kootenai College is 464 and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Salish Kootenai College are enrolled full-time compared with 47.9% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Salish Kootenai College was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Tribal Colleges (61%), Salish Kootenai College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    453 enrolled students
  2. White
    150 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Salish Kootenai College is 73.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 24.2% White, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.646% Asian, and 0.646% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Tribal Colleges is 77.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.3% White, and 2.92% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2022, 54 more women than men received degrees from Salish Kootenai College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native (92 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (41 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Salish Kootenai College is Registered Nursing (18 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (7 degrees) and Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (5 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Salish Kootenai College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (6 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), and Psychology (12 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,675,767 people), Registered nurses (1,493,884 people), Secondary school teachers (472,585 people), Education administrators (314,196 people), and Social workers, all other (288,458 people).

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College in 2022 are Transportation (6 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Health (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Transportation (6 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Health (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,198,958 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,784,629 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (496,020 people), Outpatient care centers (467,622 people), and Individual & family services (299,601 people).

The most specialized majors at Salish Kootenai College are Transportation (6 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Health (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Salish Kootenai College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 18 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Salish Kootenai College was Registered Nursing with 18 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

41
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
95
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Salish Kootenai College, which is 0.432 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (95).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Salish Kootenai College in Construction, Heavy, & Earth-Moving Equipment Operation, which is 5 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Salish Kootenai College in Registered Nursing, which is 3.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Salish Kootenai College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Salish Kootenai College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Tribal Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    92 degrees awarded
  2. White
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native (92 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (41 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    64 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    30 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salish Kootenai College is american indian or alaska native female (64 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (30 degrees).

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Operations

Salish Kootenai College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−5.87%) compared to the 1.85% average return (60.4k on 3.26M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2022, Salish Kootenai College had a total salary expenditure of 27.5M. Salish Kootenai College employs 77 Instructors. Most academics at Salish Kootenai College are Female Instructor (47), and Male Instructor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Endowment

$16.4M
2022 Endowment
17.4%
decline from 2021

Salish Kootenai College has an endowment valued at about $16.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Salish Kootenai College declined 17.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.2M higher than than the median endowment of Tribal Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.4M
2022 Salaries
3.96%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Salish Kootenai College paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($27.5M) and a 3.96% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Tribal Colleges is 4.83M (35.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.93M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2022, Salish Kootenai College paid a total of $3.93M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.03M (21.4%) for similar Tribal Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
77 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College was Instructor with 77 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salish Kootenai College was Female Instructor with 47 employees, and Male Instructor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Salish Kootenai College.

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