Get Out and Experience College to its Fullest

Aerial view of NIC campus. North Idaho College is unlike any other campus you will experience. Located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, North Idaho College treats recreation as more than just an endless list of activities—It’s our philosophy. We use the water, bike trails, and proximity to a vibrant downtown to enhance the student experience. The term “campus life” extends beyond our administration, buildings, and libraries. It’s the lake, the mountains, the rivers, and all the opportunities for you to feed that burning desire to get out and experience college to its fullest.

More than 6,000 students attend this community college in North Idaho. A lakeside city with a population of 46,000 residents, Coeur d’Alene is a proud host of the annual Ironman race and is just minutes away from four ski resorts (Schweitzer, Silver Mountain, Lookout Pass, and Mt. Spokane).

North Idaho College works closely with its sister colleges and universities. NIC is partnering with the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, and Idaho State University to enhance the higher education opportunities available in North Idaho.


Open-Door Policy

NIC subscribes to the philosophy of the comprehensive community college, including an "open-door" admissions policy. To truly reflect its role as a community college, NIC accepts the fundamental responsibility to meet the varying needs of individuals with widely divergent interests and abilities. At the same time, NIC seeks to respond to the needs of area businesses, industries, and governmental agencies by preparing competent, trained employees.

The commitment to an open-door admissions policy is defined as providing all eligible students with access to appropriate educational offerings at the college. NIC enrolls students seeking a post-secondary education, but reserves the right to guide students into the courses and programs that will enhance their opportunities for success.

Certain designated courses of study have special requirements for admission. The college tests and evaluates entering students to place them in the appropriate level courses.