Salish Kootenai College
58138 US Highway 93
Pablo, MT 59855
(406) 275-4866
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Salish Kootenai College operates as a Native American tribal college in Pablo, Mont. Founded in 1977, the college now operates by itself and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Before becoming a separate school, Salish Kootenai operated as a branch campus for Flathead Valley Community College. Though their main focus is to provide higher education to Native American students, Salish Kootenai celebrates the diversity of all their students and enrollment is open to all students.

Programs Offered

The focus of most degree programs at Salish Kootenai College is career-oriented; however, students can earn degrees in liberal arts areas and in Native American studies. Currently, the college offers seven bachelor’s degree programs and 13 associate degree programs. Students can even enroll in one of the seven certificate programs. Salish Kootenai sponsors a Native American Career and Technical Education Project (NACTEP) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides competency-based, career and technical education to members of federally recognized tribes.


Salish Kootenai College has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1984.


Students who seek admission to Salish Kootenai College must complete an admissions file prior to starting a program. Students will need to submit a completed application and fill out the FAFSA. In addition, students will need to declare a major, submit their high school transcripts or GED, and submit their immunization records. Students that are Native American will need to submit a “Tribal Certification Release” form. Students applying to the nursing, social work, highway construction, dental assisting technology, or psychology programs will have an additional application to submit.

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