Ilisagvik College provides quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Inupiat 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 Inupiat culture and traditions. All of our programming is structured around the Inupiaq 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.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, Ilisagvik conferred over 75 degrees and certificates. Our Workforce Development Department also offered 218 classes throughout 2016-2017, and saw 1,055 attendees.
Tuzzy Consortium Library, which serves Ilisagvik as well as the eight village communities across the North Slope, saw over 56,000 visits in 2017-2018. Tuzzy also offered 167 free programs to residents, which were attended by 4,596 youth and adults.
Additionally, Ilisagviks Cooperative Extension program offered 114 free workshops and had over 1,600 community participants. Finally, the Fall 2018 semester has had the highest student enrollment, and the highest dorm occupancy since the Colleges inception! We are excited to see where this growth takes us in the next year.
Your gifts help ensure that educational opportunities like these continue to be available for residents of rural Alaska!