2018-2019 Catalog

College History

SKC was chartered in 1977 by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. The College is a four-year land grant institution and a charter member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). SKC was the first tribal college in the northwest to be regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

SKC’s primary facilities consist of 20 major buildings that occupy over 203,000 square feet, situated on 128 contiguous acres.

Since its foundation, SKC has provided educational programs that meet the unique needs of American Indian students and their communities. Curricula include vocational and academic programs that meet the needs of AI communities as well as many courses that sustain the traditional knowledge and practices of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai peoples. Since 1977, the College has conferred 3,189 Bachelor and Associate Degrees and Certificates of Completion. In 2014, SKC conferred 186 degrees in 33 majors.

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