Ilisagvik College provides quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Iñupiat culture, language, values and traditions. It is dedicated to serving its students and developing a well-educated and trained workforce who meet the human resource needs of North Slope employers and the state of Alaska.
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Ilisagvik College is the only institution of higher education in the North Slope region, and the only Tribal College in the state. Your gifts help us meet our mission of serving our students and the greater rural Alaskan community!
At Ilisagvik, we provide a unique educational experience. Students have the opportunity to study towards an academic degree, a vocational or industrial certification, or towards greater knowledge of Iñupiat culture and traditions. All of our programming is structured around the Iñupiaq values and caters to an Indigenous worldview. Small class sizes and a family-like atmosphere create a comfortable stepping stone towards higher education for residents of remote village communities. Due to our excellent faculty-to-student ratio and quality educational offerings, we were rated as the 7th best community college (out of 700+ ranked colleges) on Wallethub.com's "2017 Best and Worst Community Colleges" in the United States.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, Ilisagvik conferred over 100 degrees and certificates. Our Workforce Development Department also offered 253 classes throughout 2016-2017, and saw 1,335 attendees. Tuzzy Consortium Library, which serves Ilisagvik as well as the eight village communities across the North Slope, saw over 64,000 visits in 2016-2017. Tuzzy also offered 171 free programs to residents, which were attended by 4,290 youth and adults. Additionally, Ilisagvik’s Cooperative Extension program offered 105 free workshops and had over 2,200 community participants. Finally, an exciting recent development at Ilisagvik College is the addition of a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Students can now stay on the North Slope to earn their bachelor's and continue their education.
Your gifts help ensure that educational opportunities like these continue to be available for residents of rural Alaska!