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Salish Kootenai College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Salish Kootenai College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Salish Kootenai College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Salish Kootenai College was awarded 15 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

SKC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into SKC?

Acceptance Rate

Salish Kootenai College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Salish Kootenai College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at SKC is an impressive 8 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Salish Kootenai College is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Salish Kootenai College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Salish Kootenai College is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 17% for first-time, full-time students at SKC, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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Salish Kootenai College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 690 undergraduates at SKC with 558 being full-time and 132 being part-time.

How Much Does Salish Kootenai College Cost?

The overall average net price of SKC is $6,113. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SKC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SKC, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $3,574 a year. That adds up to $14,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SKC is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do SKC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SKC make about $25,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 36% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Salish Kootenai College make the most money.

Location of Salish Kootenai College

Located in Pablo, Montana, Salish Kootenai College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding SKC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for SKC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 58138 Us Highway 93, Pablo, MT 59855
Phone: 406-275-4931

Salish Kootenai College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 8 NA
Nursing 6 NA
Social Work 4 NA
Business Administration & Management 3 NA
Computer Information Systems 2 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 NA
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 NA
Wildlife Management 1 NA
Forestry 1 NA
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 1 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Salish Kootenai College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SKC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 232 students took at least one online class at Salish Kootenai College. This is an increase from the 128 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 232 3
2017-2018 128 0
2016-2017 120 0
2015-2016 45 0
2013-2014 35 8

Learn more about online learning at Salish Kootenai College.

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Notes and References


*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.


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