Salish Kootenai College (SKC)

58138 US Highway 93, Pablo, MT

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SKC, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Pablo, Montana, the school offers a rural setting for students to study in. As a tribal college, the school's primary function is to serve residents of the reservation and to provide postsecondary educational options for its residents. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled per year at Salish Kootenai College.

Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Nursing
  • Construction, Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Education

The school has an open enrollment policy, accepting any students that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and admissions essays may be needed for certain programs.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $4,500 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $12,000 for the year. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $2,500 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Salish Kootenai College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Salish Kootenai College is about 780, where graduate students make up roughly 19% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,000-$3,600
    • Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,310
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $83-$100 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $290-$340 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$4,841
Receiving Student Loans19%$2,960

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Salish Kootenai College may provide services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Salish Kootenai College is around 53%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1991)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2005)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences



Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Physical Sciences


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Salish Kootenai College for official up-to-date information.

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    Contact Information

    General Contact

    Admissions Office

    • Phone: (406) 275-4755

    Financial Aid Office

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