Ilisagvik College

Ilisagvik College

100 Stevenson Street, Barrow, Alaska 99723


  • College Type: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 268
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
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Ilisagvik College is a public tribal community college located in Utqiaġvik (formerly known as Barrow), Alaska. It was established in 1986 as the North Slope Borough Education Department and was later changed to Ilisagvik College in 1995.

Ilisagvik College offers certificate and degree programs in various fields, including business, construction trades, health sciences, information technology, and liberal arts. The college also offers continuing education and workforce development programs.

The Ilisagvik College’s focus is on serving Alaska Native and rural students. The college offers programs and services that promote cultural preservation and support the needs of Indigenous students, including the use of Iñupiaq language in classes and programs.

Ilisagvik College has partnerships with several universities, allowing students to transfer credits towards bachelor’s degree programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The school’s campus is situated on the shore of the Arctic Ocean, providing a unique environment for students to learn and experience the culture of the North Slope region.

The campus features several buildings that house classrooms, offices, and student services. The main building, called the Ilisaġvik Learning Center, houses the library, computer lab, and administrative offices. The campus also has a student center, gymnasium, and residence hall for students who live on campus.

Ilisagvik College’s facilities are designed to support the college’s mission of promoting cultural preservation and serving Alaska Native and rural students.

In addition to the campus facilities, Ilisagvik College also offers distance education enabling students take classes even from rural areas. Ilisagvik College’s campus and facilities are designed to support the unique needs of Alaska Native and rural students and provide a welcoming environment for students to learn and grow.

In addition to the main campus in Utqiaġvik, Ilisagvik College has several satellite campuses located in other North Slope communities. These satellite campuses provide educational opportunities and support services for students who live in remote communities and cannot easily access the main campus.

Ilisagvik College is a great school for Alaska Native and rural students seeking higher education and workforce development opportunities.

Student Enrollment

Total EnrollmentUndergraduate Enrollment
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender
Men: 28.0%
Women: 72.0%
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 57.8%
Asian: 11.6%
Black or African American: 3.4%
Hispanic/Latino: 2.6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 9.7%
White: 10.1%
Two or more races: 0.8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4.1%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health
  • Adult Education
  • Business Management
  • Construction Technologies
  • Dental Therapy
  • Dual Credit
  • Education
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Industrial Safety
  • Information Technology
  • Iñupiaq Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Office Management


(Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students)2021-222020-212019-20
Tuition & Fees$4,780$4,780$4,300
Books and Supplies$800$800$800
Room and Board$13,000$13,000$13,000
Other Expenses$2,980$2,980$2,980
Room and Board$13,000$13,000$11,750
Other Expenses$4,860$4,860$4,230
Off-campus with Family
Other Expenses$3,860$3,860$3,230
(Source: IPEDS College data 2021-2022)