North Idaho College
1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 769-3300
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

North Idaho College is a two-year, public institution in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. North Idaho College began in 1933 as Coeur d’Alene Junior College, which became North Idaho Junior College in 1939 when Idaho legislature passed a bill to fund and organize junior colleges within the state. The name was changed to North Idaho College in 1971. North Idaho College has a student population of 6,751 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1. NIC also operates regional centers in Boners Ferry, Kellogg, and Sandpoint.

Programs Offered

North Idaho College offers several associate degree and certificate programs, including: accounting assistant, administration of justice, biology, botany, business, computer aided design technology, culinary arts, workforce training and community education, communication, diesel technology, history, music, nursing, paralegal, and psychology programs. NIC offers three types of associate degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science. North Idaho College offers hybrid and fully online programs through its eLearning department. eLearning is offered through the Blackboard learning management system. NIC eLearning programs are available in instructional design and media design.


The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has accredited North Idaho College since 1947.


Admissions at North Idaho College requires prospective students to submit a completed application online or printed and mailed to the admissions office. Students must submit a $25 application to the admissions office or faxed to the student accounts office. First-time students must submit a high school transcript or GED scores and meet assessment requirements by taking the COMPASS test or by submitting ACT or SAT test scores, or submitting prior college course work in English and math. First-time freshmen will be required to attend an orientation, advising, and registration session, and will receive information about attending after acceptance.


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