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North Idaho College is a public institution located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The location of NIC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

82 Undergraduate Degrees

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North Idaho College Rankings

NIC holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Idaho ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NIC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#182 Highest Paid Registered Nursing Graduates College Factual
#199 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is North Idaho College?


Contact details for NIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-2199
Phone: 208-769-3300

How Do I Get Into NIC?

You can apply to NIC online at:

North Idaho College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford North Idaho College?

32% Take Out Loans
8.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NIC, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $4,148 a year. That adds up to $16,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NIC is 8.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

North Idaho College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,790 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,737 undergraduate students at NIC, with 1,790 being full-time and 2,947 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,790 full-time undergraduates at NIC, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of North Idaho College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 122
White 1,435
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 188

Over 9 countries are represented at NIC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Australia.

Online Learning at North Idaho College

2,733 Took All Classes Online
3,798 Took At Least One Class Online
45.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,798 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NIC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of NIC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at North Idaho College was 45.8%. This is the #417 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at NIC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

North Idaho College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Registered Nursing 64 0 64
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 18 18
TOTAL 64 18 82


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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